I’m a big fan of the freelance life. I should be, because I have been freelancing for most of the last 32 years.
I have raised four sons. I am raising a daughter. I have lived in two different countries and, here in Canada, have lived in four different provinces. I have worked on the kinds of projects I choose and enjoy. I can’t be downsized. I can’t be fired. And I love what I do.
What’s not to like about being a freelancer?
Let’s look at 3 ways in which freelancing truly rocks.
As a freelancer, I can focus on what I do best.
This doesn’t often make the top 10 list of reasons to become a freelancer, but for me it’s huge.
Over the last couple of decades I have been an employee three times. Each time I lasted about 12 months before becoming a freelancer again. There was nothing wrong with those three companies, but in each case I ended up being asked to do work that was not central to my core skills.
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