Being a freelancer is wonderful thing for many reasons. With ever-growing market, and needs that just get bigger with every year, it was never easier to join this army of “free” men and “explore new territories”!
Now is the perfect time to hit the market, and show everybody what you are capable of. The best of all is that you will be your own boss, and there will be no one to tell you what and when you should do.
However, being led by these thoughts might let you forget the other side. Those are the problems you will face. And there will be a lot of them. I’m telling you this from the perspective of person that started his own business like this quite some time ago.
Us, hard working people tend to work a lot. We’re aware if it and we don’t mind it. In fact – we all feel it’s in our blood! Our mind is set to that goal and believes it can, but our body doesn’t hide it can’t keep up the tempo we’re pushing.
We like being plugged in and available all the time, but we tend to forget benefits our carrier would have from taking time off.
Most people starting a business, think that providing a lot of care for the client and none for themselves will put them in a better place and they’ll be respected more for this. This often includes long work hours and burning of midnight oil.
You can still do a good job and have happy clients without actually killing yourself.
Since I was still a kid I was always good at saving money. I was like no one from my family. No matter how much we had in the house, or how was the general situation in my country (we went through two wars and one hyperinflation) I always managed to save some money. I was never a miser and I always went out gladly, always bought myself whatever I desired and somehow I always managed to save money.
I have realized that other people are struggling with saving money, as from what I’ve seen they always try to cut down expenses (like heating, gas for the car, etc) and actually spend that money somewhere else.