The number of freelancers is on the rise in different countries. And as I delve deeper into freelancing, the reasons for this increase are getting clearer by the day. In fact, the potential for freelancers is immense and I’m really glad that people, especially the creatives, are taking advantage of it. If you’re reading this, you’re probably a freelancer or you intend to freelance. Maybe you have even hired a couple to help you out in your business. You’ll see that they are proving themselves to be an indispensible part of the industry.
Here are some of the reasons why freelancing is the future of work.
Search for better income
This is where most freelancers start. The desire to find a way to augment their income pushes them to find “side hustles” they can engage in after their 9-to-5 jobs. The reason is simple: their salaries are not enough to cater for their needs or the needs of their family.
Those who turn to freelancing have been able to raise their income level even higher than what they were earning in their 9-to-5. Well known freelancers have been able to rake in millions every year through freelancing alone. That is something they could never have imagined they could achieve through their 9-to-5 jobs.
Freelancers take up gigs that reflect their passions
The gigs freelancers go for reflect their interests and hobbies. Doing something they love makes them enjoy the work they do. Thus, their side hustles turn to their passion project and a means to escape their dreadful jobs. This means that they are more productive and deliver quality services. They carry this passion and enjoyment with them even after they leave their 9-to-5 to dedicate more time to build a business on what they love doing the most.
Freelance to experience a life of freedom
Freelancing gives people the opportunity to quit their jobs and start off as owners of their own businesses. As business owners, these freelancers get to enjoy unlimited freedom in their lives. No need to wake up early to rush to work. Having to endure hours of long commute or crazy weather conditions would be a thing of the past. No need to deal with office politics. They are in charge of their own time, the clients they work with and how much money they can make.
Freelance gives job security
The immergence of artificial intelligence (AI) has been giving a lot of workers concerns. Many believe that the presence of AI means that they are faced with the threat of losing their jobs.
The good news is that freelancers are not at risk of the presence of AI. Freelancers don’t only offer services, they build business relationships and influence in their niche. This is something that AI can’t achieve.
Assurance of quality service
Most people working in offices today are doing those jobs mainly out of necessity and not many of them enjoy the work that they do. Freelancers on the other hand love their job. Their love for what they do shows in the quality of their work.
Their passion drives them to ensure that their clients are given the best. Freelancers work faster, smarter and are more resourceful and innovative than those working in a 9-to-5. They believe in ensuring maximum satisfaction and not merely living from paycheck to paycheck.
Do you freelance? How are you finding it?
Yes. To me, freelancing is all about freedom and passion. My next level for the new year.
Oh good. Good luck with it Ralph.
Freedom is one of the main motivations why freelancing works. You have the freedom to a certain extent to run your own schedule which gives a better balance x
True that. I enjoy the freedom part a lot x
I agree 100% with the pointers.
I went into Tesco the other day and they had this scanners that you can use to scan your shopping as you shop. When you finish, you just walk up to the tills and pay. No need to unpack and then repack. This means, many jobs will be gone. When I said that to the staffs, they were like, “we haven’t even thought about it”. Technology and AI would make many unemployed but freelancers would be smiling all the way.
Great example! I think most people don’t even consider it like that.
Yea many don’t.
My thoughts exactly. Many people have no clue x
I’m freelancing just now, but I kind of miss being employed somewhere. I guess both have their plus and minus sides.
Yes they do Jenni. The pros of freelancing outweigh the cons for me.
I agree that freelancing really is the future and you are right in saying that it gives us the opportunity to do something that we are passionate about. I love it x
I love it too. Thanks Ana x
Having the freedom to work and write from home are the biggest motivators. There are so many freelance opportunities now online and they are continuously growing and expanding. It’s amazing how technology has changed the way we can work from home and still interact fully with clients. Great post, love your blog!
Thanks Sarah. Glad you love the blog.
I do love being a freelancer! It means I can spend quality time with my daughter & fit work around her x
Me too. I love it x
Great post! Yes I agree freelancing offers a freedom that other avenues might not but it takes some work! Hopefully I can get there this year
I am sure you can.
If I’m honest I don’t know much about freelance work, but if it gives people freedom then it sounds ideal 🙂
Yes it does Helen.
I have stepped into the world of freelance but not with both feet yet. I’m still learning about it and to be honest, I’m a bit worried and afraid that I will fail. I’m not a very knowledgeable person with the business side of things and that scares the crap out of me. I’m not totally invested yet but I would like to be. Just have to do more research into how I can make freelancing work for me and get over some fears I have about starting my own business.
I felt exactly the same way too but I did it anyway. Best thing I ever did!
I do free lance work and find it so helpful in topping up our monthly income. I love that I’m in control of how much or little I do too!
Yes me too.. I think it has its pros and cons but pros outweigh cons for me.
Great Post! I totally agree with every point you made.
Nice article. We are totally agree with you. Most of people or companies are now building their team online. They are now believing the freelancing from world wide. The freelance sites are the most responsible things to have changed. So there is no doubt in that the freelance is the future.
Thank you. Freelance is the future.
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