10 Woes Every Freelancer Goes Through

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For a freelancer there are many more woes than wows! Freedom of choice, a hot mug of coffee and a lot more bull shitty fairy tale myths about working as a freelancer are about to be busted, with a pin so sharp!

1. Wait for an email revert for eternity

1:20, that’s the revert ratio! You wait and wait and wait...

2. Parents think you are just whiling away your time on the laptop

Your parents think that you are whiling your time away on the laptop. They will keep mentioning their own to-do list every morning. They will never understand!

3. No work = no money

You are either a beggar or a millionaire. It’s a see saw, sometimes you are scrambling to collect money and sometimes you just get that perfect project.

4. Socializing? What does that mean?

There is no such thing as a weekend. The line is so blurred between work and relaxation that your mind just feels all messed up. You feel like working when you're chilling but you're always tempted to chill when you work.

5. Suggesting your rates, usually results in...

…a roomful of people laughing at you!

6. Search for jobs everyday

It's like the fear of being unemployed everyday…

7. Getting loans and visas are a rare phenomenon

Unless backed with a 1000 documents, say good-bye to loans and visas.

8. Always running after a deadline

When deadlines are tight, it’s pretty normal to stay in your bed and work till wee hours of the morning, and then wake up and reach over to the side to grab your laptop. And that’s how your work day begins. It just goes on and on and on.

9. No one takes you seriously

People are always like “Hey, let’s meet up, you’ve got nothing to do anyway right?” Or like “Hey could you help me with this this this because you’re so free. The rest of us are stuck at work all day. But you’re not!"

10. It really isn't a job

Not in the technical sense but you get no medical benefits, no bonuses, no paid leave, no sick days, no CPF and no fun colleagues to hang out with. It’s just you, your laptop.

And you though work from home was walk in the park! A freelancer's life, not easy.

The only thing a freelancers asks for is social shares.

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