What motivates you to be a Freelancer?
Bobbi Cordero subscriber Posts: 2 Member
I have done a lot of freelance writing so far in my career. It is difficult to find a stable job with a steady cash flow while working random hours. Are there any other free translators? How do you motivate with inconsistent pay and hours? How do you get more customers?
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The flexibility and additional source of income. When I got a full time job as a content marketer, I let my side-income from freelance editing/writing slip away. Now the company is shutting down and I really miss that extra source of income and work! Plus, freelancing is a great way to explore and grow. It can be a lot of fun!
I mostly got work through recommendations from my clients. The first few clients were tricky to get, but after that the ball started rolling. It's important to ask for recommendations, as very few clients will take that step on their own. And seeking out longer contracts will help to stabilize your income.
There are as advantages as disadvantages. Flexible schedule, you are responsible for yourself, you can do as much as you can, you can control your incomes by yourself, so on. But also it should be understandable that you should manage your sole proprietorship (read more here: https://ivypanda.com/essays/management-sole-ownership-advantages-and-disadvantages). You should take much more financial and legal responsibilities.
Working on my own terms.
Gives me the flexibility to do deep work as compared to my regular Job ( which I'm about to quit when I gain some traction )
I hate getting into the traffic and waste hours of my time. What I like is something that I can do in the comfort of my home.
Personally for me, it was a great opportunity to establish my time managment and upgrade my skills.