Why Freelancing Is Better Than Job

5 September 2020 0 By Msoouter Kaase

It comes as no surprise that the freelancing community has witnessed skyrocketing growth. More and more people are ditching their 9-5 jobs to become their own bosses.

The Covid-19 pandemic has created the perfect environment for freelancers to thrive. CNBC’s ‘Make it’ reported that freelance job openings increased by over 25% in the second quarter of 2020 compared to the first quarter.

The pandemic has made employers slash down budgets in a bid to lower costs. Workers have been retrenched, and are now having an eye for independent work. The pandemic exposed people to how they’ve lost the work-life balance which for the most part, being self employed creates a more favorable alternative.

Being a freelancer isn’t for everyone. There are pros and cons just like any other area of life. Although the benefits outweigh the downsides, only those with the right mind and skill set can excel in this ever growing market.

Here are few reasons why freelancing is better than the traditional job.

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You’re In Charge: this couldn’t be any better. Have you always nursed the idea of being the captain of your career? Then hopping into the freelancing ship may just be what you need. Nobody tells you what to do. You decide which job you’d do or which job you’d bounce. It’s all in your power on how many hours you’d work in a day, or if you’d be eating while working.

You Can Work From Anywhere: this is a great plus for freelancers. From the comfort of your home or in a public transport, you can always meet up with the demands of your client. Working from anywhere gives you that flexibility that you’ve always dreamed of.

No dress code: this is for those who find dress codes frustrating. Say goodbye to suit and tie while freelancing. You can put on whatever makes you comfortable with no one to judge you.

Freelancing is filled with great opportunities. It provides you with so much flexibility.

If you feel you have what it takes to succeed in the gig economy, then there is plenty of room for you to settle in. One word of advice, don’t stop learning.

Msoouter Kaase
Author: Msoouter Kaase

He is a team member of Task Assistants. He has over 14 articles published on Qwenu.com. He is also a contributor to Arianna Huffington's Thrive Global. He currently writes for a biotech company which focuses on agro and vet concerns. He is open to working with Nigerian and international clients seeking to have rich content for online and offline marketing materials. Reach him through taskassistants@gmail.com