15 Common Misconceptions About Freelancing
freelancing     |     Apr 06 2019
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
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
- Freelancers work anytime,
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
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
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
- Time difference is an
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
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
- 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
- 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.
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.