I have been a freelancer since 2011. Here are some of the the benefits of a Freelancer lifestyle.
- TOTAL FREEDOM!
Total Freedom to take on any job or assignment
- HOW LONG?
You choose the hours of work
You can choose what time of the day you wish to work
You choose your which customer you wish to work with
- TOTAL CONTROL!
You have 100% total control on Creativity, Customization & Clients (You can choose high net-worth but few or low net-worth but many)
- “Sir…May I”….NO MORE!
You do not need to take permission or approval from anyone for anything — from going home early, to taking a break to trying something new
You can work from any place you wish — Home, Cafe, Restaurant or even while enjoying a trip in the Maldives.
- THE LUCK FACTOR!
If you are lucky with a good deal or a high paying client — you can take a long extended holiday
- GOODBYE OFFICE POLITICS!
You do not have to bother what anyone thinks, you don’t have to please anyone and you don’t have to hang around people you do not like.
- I’M CEO, BITCH!
Imagine the freedom of sitting in your shorts, while munching on a pizza, listening to AC/DC, having your online game on your ipad at the side while doing your work online — guess what — no one will tell you anything.
- NO MORE INCONVENIENCE!
The Inconvenience — You don’t have to destroy your sleep by waking up early in the morning, dressing up in that silly stuffy suit & tie, driving down all the way into the bumper-to-bumper morning traffic and crashing your stressed out body on to that plastic chair next to a dead plastic desk — that too day after day after day…..You can wake up every morning to the comfort of your house! Plus it saves time & effort :) Oh…and did I mention few extra hours of sleep & spending time with your family?
- YOUR BRAND GROWS!
Your work follows you where ever you go & it belongs to you — unlike working for a corporate company where when you resign or leave, you have to start from scratch and prove yourself from scratch
- UNLIMITED EARNINGS
You can earn as much as you like — unlike being an employee where your income is fixed irrespective how much or how hard you work (that is except in sales where people work for commissions)
- ASKING OTHERS VERSUS BEING ASKED
People get in touch with me for my service. I don’t have to go and ask (or beg) for other people’s business.
I get respected as an Industry Expert and as a Professional.That means a lot to me.
- PERSONAL BRAND
People remember my name “Loy Machedo”. It may not be a big thing. But as a Personal Brand and as someone who wants to leave a small legacy — it means a lot to me.
- PURPOSE, PASSION & PLEASURE = PRICELESS
Believe me when I say this — there is no greater pleasure and no greater purpose in life than when you know you are getting paid for doing what you are passionate about! What I do today — blogging, vlogging, communicating — I did it when there was no money involved and I did it for free. Today the best part is — I get paid to do what I love. What greater happiness is there to life? Everyday I wake up with a sense of excitement and joy I cannot explain. And this to me — is priceless!