The benefits of freelancing

The 4 major benefits of freelancing

reading time: 2min | #freelancers 1TP5Starting as a freelancer | 24 August 2018 | Daan De Bock

1. Freedom and flexibility

One of the biggest advantages of freelancing is that you are your own boss. This allows you to build the perfect work-life balance. It goes without saying that as a freelancer, you don't necessarily have a 9 to 5 job and you can manage your own schedule. Moreover, you have control over the projects you take on. If a project is too difficult or you want to take a longer break, you just do it. Furthermore, this freedom also means that if you work from home, you are not bound by the rules of a company e.g. commuting, office policy, dress codes etc.. You can do your own thing!


2. Diversity

A freelancer has a lot of variety throughout his career. You can always take on new projects with new clients, which means you can always end up in different sectors. This gives you a lot of extra experience during your assignments. The work environment of a freelancer can also be very diverse. For example, you can work from home, but also at the client's office or in a co-working space.


3. Personal development

Working as a freelancer offers the opportunity, in addition to your regular job, to engage in your true passion. You can deepen your own area of expertise and focus on the things that really interest you. Moreover, as a freelancer, you engage in tremendous self-development. Just think of all those ancillary things you suddenly have to manage that you had almost no knowledge of before, such as the accounting, the website, the client base, Google Analytics... But you will also be involved in the sales and marketing of your service. Working as a freelancer gives you the opportunity to learn in so many different areas, which of course makes it a wonderful side income!


4. Money, money, money...!

Freelancing is the ideal way to earn a steady income. Because you are a specialist in your field and the client has a temporary need for this expertise, as a freelancer you usually have negotiating power over your fee. We can generally say that a freelancer's salary is usually considerably higher than that of regular additional earners. But there are also tax advantages. For example, the freelancer can always deduct his labor expenses (telephone, electricity, office supplies...). Moreover, the VAT of your professional expenses is also refunded.

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