5 Thoughts Every Freelancer Has Had At Least Once
Freelancing isn’t for the faint of heart - it’s for those who are happy to give up on the nine to five and risk it all to be creative. And while there are some serious perks, like a totally flexible schedule, freelancing requires self-discipline and the motivation to get the job done within deadlines.
Here are the top 5 thoughts that have crossed the mind of every content creator with a computer:
1. “I can absolutely finish this piece in twenty minutes”
You have no choice when you’ve been putting it off for three weeks, and it should really take four hours! But that’s when freelance logic comes into play, along with some frantic typing and the ever-present coffee.
2. “One day, I’ll take a Saturday off!”
Because, somehow, all that flexibility ends up meaning doing nothing, alone, on a Tuesday afternoon. When the weekend rolls around, however, you are up to your eyeballs in deadlines and gazing forlornly out at the world having fun.
3. “Coffee counts as a balanced meal, right?”
There must be freelancers out there who have figured out the whole “balanced meal” situation, right? But, let’s be honest, that is not the case for many of us! Most creative types would take their caffeine in an IV if it were an option, as fuelling up with actual food just never seems to be a priority when there are deadlines to meet.
4. “What’s this ‘6:00 AM’ I keep hearing about?”
Because working for yourself means never having to get out of bed until you are ready! Of course, there are a few rare early birds, but the majority of freelancers won’t crawl out from between the sheets until they are good and ready.
5. But most of all… “I would never do anything else!”
Even with the deadlines and the uncertainty, freelancers know that it’s all worth it. Not just for the ability to work in PJs, but for the ability to do what you really, truly, love.
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