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Cittly

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Pros and Cons of Going Freelance
« on: Mar 02, 2015, 09:48 PM »
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Freelance jobs are more and more becoming a trend as technology becomes faster and more compact. But is working on a per-project-basis going to be good for you? So, what are really the pros and cons of going freelance?

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Re: Pros and Cons of Going Freelance
« Reply #1 on: Mar 03, 2015, 12:27 AM »
Siyempre, there are more pros than cons.

no boss
no mrt problems
no dress code. or no dress at all!
What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail? - Robert Schuller Don't limit your challenges - challenge your limits.

Cittly

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Re: Pros and Cons of Going Freelance
« Reply #2 on: Mar 04, 2015, 10:53 AM »
Pros - Flexible time to work

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Re: Pros and Cons of Going Freelance
« Reply #3 on: Mar 26, 2015, 11:14 PM »
Ako rin mas maraming pros vs cons.

Pros:
- walang traffic, walang MRT, walang LRT
- mas productive, kasi yung time ng byahe, additional time to work
- walang uniform
- hawak sariling oras
- mas may time sa service (community)
- mas may time sa family
- mas hawak ko kung gaano kalaki salary ko
- walang boss, ako boss
- kahit saan pwede magwork


Cons:
- nung una, akala sa bahay wala ako work, kaya utos dito, utos dyan
- walang officemates
- minsan tinatamaan ng procastination (hahaha)

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Re: Pros and Cons of Going Freelance
« Reply #4 on: Apr 13, 2015, 04:30 PM »
Ako rin eto ang pros vs. cons ko

Pros:
- kahit anong oras ako mag work pwede
- mas productive, kasi yung time ng byahe nakakawala ng energy (relate ba kayo  :rakenrol:)
- hawak sariling oras at unang gagawing work
-  may time sa family at friends at may chance maka help sa community (WOW)
- mas hawak ko kung gaano kalaki salary ko
- walang boss sarili ko ang boss ko walang kabang na baka magkamali
- kahit saan pwede akong magwork man o beaches (ganda ng view mas inspired magwork)

Cons:
- nung una, akala sa bahay mabobored ako mag work palagi
- minsan tinatamaan ng procastination (same kami ni  innovativeva dito )

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Re: Pros and Cons of Going Freelance
« Reply #5 on: Apr 16, 2015, 07:30 AM »
The are a lot people working online jobs in the Philippines already is this a good sign? Well working free lance jobs is good i think because you don't need to commute or dress in corporate attire.

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Re: Pros and Cons of Going Freelance
« Reply #6 on: Apr 17, 2015, 12:45 PM »
 :hello:
 Pros:
- flexible working hours / time
- You handle your time / no boss to dictate what to do
- You can concentrate in your own workplace or in your house or anyplace you want to work
- No commuting everyday and avoiding traffic
- More time with family and friends

Cons:
- No company benefits
- No assurance of work continuity
- No assurance of flow of income

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Re: Pros and Cons of Going Freelance
« Reply #7 on: Apr 17, 2015, 04:03 PM »
pros:
more free time esp if ur efficient.

con:
ur not paid on ur free time. employee get paid even doing nothing.
never underestimate the power of stupidity

Cittly

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Re: Pros and Cons of Going Freelance
« Reply #8 on: Apr 17, 2015, 04:46 PM »
con:
employee get paid even doing nothing.

Lol. Funny but I think it's true.  :rofl:

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Re: Pros and Cons of Going Freelance
« Reply #9 on: Oct 20, 2017, 06:26 PM »
Cons: Payment Gateway delayed and retention of clients.

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Re: Pros and Cons of Going Freelance
« Reply #10 on: Nov 17, 2017, 12:01 PM »
Cons: You have to compute your own tax or hire an accountant. It can be optional, as a freelancer, but tax records are essential when acquiring bank or housing loans.

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Re: Pros and Cons of Going Freelance
« Reply #11 on: Feb 04, 2018, 01:20 AM »
Too many people are earning through freelancing. it is really hard to catch up with such a competition

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Re: Pros and Cons of Going Freelance
« Reply #12 on: Feb 15, 2018, 08:05 AM »
I agree with you. It is a trend nowadays. Most of the millennials nowadays tend to go freelance because of several reasons.
Pros:
*Flexible schedule
*You can choose your clients
*no commuting costs
*Big potential profit

Cons
*no consistent work and cash flow
*feeling isolated
*the risk is all yours

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Re: Pros and Cons of Going Freelance
« Reply #13 on: Jul 13, 2018, 01:37 PM »
For me the best perk of being a freelancer (who works online) is that you could work anywhere you want as long as there is an internet connection :D I am also able to go wherever I want. Freelancing is I guess one of the ideal jobs for digital nomads with wanderlust souls.

Cons: No fixed amount of salary to expect every end of the month. Which is actually somehow a positive thing since it means you could earn as much as you want. You just need to work hard.
She's a freelancer but it doesn't mean she do things for free.

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Re: Pros and Cons of Going Freelance
« Reply #14 on: Jul 24, 2018, 11:16 PM »
Pros:
- freedom when it comes to traffic!
- you are able to manage your own time
- you can do your work ANYWHERE
- you don't have to get dressed up for work

Cons:
- you won't get "work" friends
- competition is real
- sometimes my eyes hurt because of too much screen time :(
I'm a freelancer. Check my website:
doreenloma.wixsite.com/businessmanagementva

 


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