Sunday, October 07, 2012

want to a peek at a freelancers brain?

Have you ever wondered why freelancers choose to work for themselves rather than be employed by another company? I mean, the feast or famine cycle isn’t fun. We have to buy our own health insurance (E.X.P.E.N.S.I.V.E.). And if we don’t motivate ourselves to find work, we don’t make any money. So what’s the appeal?

Well, flexibility is key for one thing. For instance, this Wednesday is my husband’s birthday. He doesn’t go into work until the afternoon and I don’t have any immediate deadlines, so we’re going to hang out in the morning for a bit. Maybe get some coffee and doughnuts and take a walk if it’s nice out. Could I do that if I had to report to work at 8 a.m. sharp? Not unless I wanted to call in sick to make it happen. I see a trip to Dunkin Donuts in my future—and time with my husband—and that makes me happy.

Of course there are lots of pros and cons when it comes to freelancing. Want to know what they are? Check out this amazing infographic from—it highlights what goes through a freelancers mind, plus it includes data to show what types of people are freelancing and what keeps us up at night. This chart is a great source of information for everyone: folks contemplating freelancing, freelancers who want to compare their situation to those on the chart, or those businesses that use freelancers (maybe it will help us understand each other a bit better). 

Here's the link!

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