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Mighty excited about a
vacation to the hills or the
ocean? Hold on! Are you
cool with maintaining your
e-presence while you’re
After all your freelance
business has to keep going!
Tale of Freelancing
FREELANCING! A sensational buzz that’s been ruling a part of work culture
for quite some time now. Be it working from the comfort of your home or
not being constantly pegged down by your bosses or being able to make
your own creative decisions – people get allured by the predominating
ﬂexibilities that freelancing offers. Indeed, the apparent sense of freedom
is too difficult to ignore! But having said that, there’s always an opposite side
of the coin! Let’s analyze those not-so-glorious sides of being a freelancer.
ABSOLUTE FLEXIBILITY – IS THAT WHAT YOU THOUGHT?1
READY TO MIX WORK WITH FAMILY LIFE?2
ARE YOU EXPECTING A CARE-FREE VACATION?3
HAVE THEY TAKEN YOU FOR GRANTED?4
KEEP AWAY FROM DISTRACTIONS – CAN YOU?5
HAVE YOU PLANNED YOUR MONEY WELL?6
DO YOU MISS BEING A SOCIAL BEE?7
If you don’t wish to be caged
by time limits, you might not
be the right pick for
Most likely it’s your client
who will set the deadline
for you, and expect your
availability as per theirs!
You ought to show up
according to their
demands, or else your
business might be at stake.
Corporate life mostly gets you relaxed after the work
hours. Once you are back home, you may do away with
those back-to-back official phone calls. But if you’re into
freelancing call it a bye-bye to 9 to 5 schedule!
If you have a
laptop with you,
work will chase
time it might be.
You might be constantly
expected to reply to
your client’s e-mails
and phone calls.
Worse would be
when you’ve to open
your laptop to do
If you’re a
already cast an
Well, there’s a
way of judging
While you might be busy
with some serious freelance
assignment, have you ever
been nagged into doing some
household task? It would
probably take another
freelancer to understand
what you’re doing.
Like any other business, freelancing has its share
of ups and downs. The monetary ﬂow isn’t
consistent. The wet land frequently sees famine.
Do you keep the tabs of social media sites and your personal e-mail open, while
focusing on your assignment at the same time? Do you get easily distracted from
your work, if there’s a sudden ping?
But as a freelancer, be prepared to
be away from the social buzz. You
will be mostly working from home,
and that too alone, without getting
to mix with anyone.
It’s evident that corporate life is majorly
responsible for you being a social bee.
After all, we end up spending more than
just 9 hours each day at work.
Freelancing, being a one-man show,
demands your complete attention.
It’s even better if you are
well-organized and multi-tasking,
without affecting your main job.
Hence, it is important to save
parts of what you earn today, to
reap the best fortune tomorrow.
If you aren’t good with saving,