15 Common Misconceptions About Freelancing

freelancing     |     Apr 06 2019

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However,
even after the huge growth in the freelancing industry, there are various
misconceptions about the freelancing. let’s discuss some of the most common
misconceptions about freelancing.

  • New Freelancers have to work for free:  This is an extremely wrong misconception people have (obviously those who have not yet entered in freelancing and planning to enter sooner). Yes, you may have to bid at a very lower cost to get first few projects as you need to stronger your portfolio. Anyways, It totally depends on the freelancers they may want to work for free just to add weight to your portfolio.
  • Freelancing is affecting businesses: While small business who are struggling to get leads may hire a freelancer as per their project and requirements as they can not afford a full-time employee. so this is also a wrong statement.
  • Freelancing is easy:  No! Not at all! To reach “Working
    on your own Condition” 
    Position you will need to keep improving
    your skills and work really very hard.
  • There’s no competition in
    freelancing: 
    There
    are millions of freelancers sitting with their laptop and bidding on the
    project. So, getting a project is really very tough process. The numbers
    of freelancers are increasing every year (As stated above) so the chances
    are freelancers with trendy technique may steal the opportunity. Hence it
    is suggested to keep yourself upgraded with the latest trends and
    technology.
  • Freelancers work anytime,
    anywhere: 
    Again
    NO. There is a time limit set by the client for the particular project.
    You have to work according to the client’s requirement. Delay in the
    project will definitely cost you.
  • Freelancing is only a
    part-time job: 
    There are people who do not want to work 9-5
    under a rude boss with limited salary and want to work from
    their home. so instead of the traditional job, they prefer
    freelancing as it is one of the best work from home job as compared to
    others. According to a survey, 79% said freelancing is better than a
    traditional job and they can manage their social-work life.
  • The easiest way to earn
    money: 
    It
    may take several months to get your first project and even if you get your
    project (new freelancer) chances are you’ll be paid a low amount. yes, it
    is the best way to earn but not an easy one.
  • Freelancers do not need to work
    hard: 
    Freelancers
    have the time limit, they have a client whose demand is unstoppable and
    they also make mistakes. So, Freelancing is an industry which needs hard
    working employee too, it’s not exceptional.
  • You cannot earn a huge amount
    in freelancing: 
    Again,
    It depends on your skills and experience. If you have a good portfolio you
    can bid for high budget projects and earn a good amount. It’s totally up
    to freelancer.
  • Time difference is an
    obstacle: 
    Freelancing
    gives you chance to work with the clients all across the world. It is
    obvious to have a time difference between you and your client’s region but
    this is not an excuse. You may work for your client during his off time
    which may be helpful for the client.
  • Freelancers work under no
    one:  
    Until
    the handover of a project, your client is your boss. If the client is not
    satisfied with your work, you won’t get paid.
  • Freelancers are desperate to
    get a project and they can negotiate their rates to get the one: 
    It is believed that freelancers
    are eager to get a project and they will work at your cost. The standard
    freelancers never put their cost low because they provide excellent
    service.
  • Freelancers can’t get real job
    hence they choose to do freelancing: 
    One of the most common
    misconceptions is that freelancers cannot get a 9-5 job and that is the
    reason they do freelancing. There are some people who give better
    performance from their home’s desk. However, Freelancing is an industry
    which is growing day by day; more and more people are choosing to do
    freelancing as it maintains the balance between work life and personal
    life.
  • Language is a barrier: Many people think that being
    fluent in English is must as you have to deal with international
    clients/freelancers. This is absolutely wrong. There’s no communication
    barrier as far as both the parties can understand what either party wants
    to commute. All you need to know is Basic English.

The list
of the misconception that people have about freelancing doesn’t end here; these
are the few misconceptions people have, the list is long. However,
Freelancing is not for everyone – it requires time, patience, skills and many
more things to be a successful freelancer.

 

 

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