I love doing freelance work, providing that the client is very easy to work with, but for the most part my experience with doing freelance work has been exceptional. What I enjoy the most is not having to meet a deadline on a constant basis, and you are pretty much in control of all the work you do. Being able to work from the comfort of your own home is a definite plus, not to mention the gas money you’ll be saving.
But is freelance work better than having a 9-5 job? I’ve been fortunate enough to have been able to do both for the last 3 years and although I reap the many benefits of doing freelance work, I’d have to say that having a full time job is still the choice for me. Yes a 9-5 at times can be monotonous, but I also enjoy interacting with other people, I enjoy the thought of going to work not knowing what the day has in store for me.
I guess the best part of having a 9-5 job is knowing you’ll have work to do tomorrow, as opposed to freelance work, where you’ll have 3 projects lined up at the same time and nothing for the next 3 months! I know there are many of you just like me, who are able to balance a full time job and freelance work on your own spare time. What tips might you be able to give to anyone who wants to enjoy the best of both worlds?
Send me your thoughts and I’d like to know which do you prefer.