5 Reasons To Begin A Freelancing Career Now

Sima Essien
By Sima Essien
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It shouldn't be a surprise anymore that freelancing has become increasingly popular due to how it redefined the dynamics of legitimate work. After the pandemic of 2020 forced most people to either lose their jobs or adjust to remote work, freelancing offered endless opportunities for people to make the most of the unprecedented situation. However, the rise of freelancing was because it appealed to modern thinking rather than necessity. It may not be for everyone, but here are five things to think about if you want to become a freelancer.

1. Creative Freedom

If you're one of the many talented and creative people in the world, freelancing would be the right direction to go in, especially if you're keen on developing and utilizing your talents to the very maximum. This is simply difficult to do if you're constantly stuck behind a desk/cubicle. Freelancing not only gives you the opportunity to make the most of your creative impulses but also grants you greater freedom to explore and test your endless potential for growth.

2. Income Boost

Tired of having to see your salary run out way too early all the time? You're not alone, we've all been there. If you're living from paycheck to paycheck like most people, freelancing might just be a way out of such a cycle. This is because it allows you to earn in dollars, draw income from your side hustles and do all of this with little or no stress at all. So not only do you get to keep your job (if you already have one), but you can easily connect with job opportunities and use them to easily earn from extra income sources. 

3. Comfortable Work

This is quite self-explanatory, especially after the pandemic induced drastic changes to the concept of work-life balance. Nowadays, not only does freelancing allow you to comfortably work from the secure familiarity of your personal space, but it also helps you to minimize the costs normally associated with traditional jobs: public transportation, motor fuel, food, and time constraints. With freelancing, you would be able to devote most of your efforts to procuring and maintaining sophisticated equipment or simple WiFi connections. No more boring meetings, office tension, or unneeded drama—just easy, focused work. 

4. Flexibility & Control

Not only does freelancing allow you to set the best rates suitable for your level of skill and range of availability, but it also lets you control the complexity of the gigs you can handle. With time, and as you improve your skill set, you can even begin to raise your rates to reflect the depth of expertise and trust you have established through consistent hard work. Freelancing also provides you with the incredible benefit of having to work from your preferred location, instead of relocating to an area you may or may not be comfortable in—simply because a traditional job requires your closeness to the company. This flexibility also extends to the fact that you can still be on top of your job while traveling. 

5. Career Growth

Freelancing enables and encourages you to not only make the most of your skills and talent but to also gain much from developing yourself in order to widen your employability appeal to prospective clients. This explains why the most sought-after freelancers on Upwork or Fiverr are majorly those who have carefully curated an impressively intimidating range of skills. You may be able to earn on your basic level of expertise, but only a determined approach to self-development will help you stand out enough to attract the best clients, the most lucrative gigs, and connections.

Blockchain/cryptocurrency, website development & app design, data analysis, writing, editing, virtual assistance, copywriting, graphics design, SEO, social media management & marketing are just several of the broad spectra of skills sought after by millions of potential clients. It pays, in the long run, to choose a few related skills and pursue growth in them because it will not only make you more likely to contacted for a gig but will strengthen your career potential.


All in all, freelancing requires enormous self-discipline to thrive, therefore disregard the idea that it allows you to be more laid-back and stress-free. Such a mentality would definitely work against you in the wider scope of things, particularly because freelancing demands more from you in relation to work ethic, response rate, delivery, and communication. You will have to subject yourself to strict codes of behavior while having to limit such negatives as procrastination, laziness, and social media use. 

But if you believe that you can meet up with the uniquely challenging demands of freelancing, whether as a side hustle or a full-time career, you'll still need to learn from those who have gone ahead of you and succeeded. And that's why the Millionaire Freelancing Course is right for you, as it is a step-by-step guide from Kelvin Obrifor—a top-rated freelancer on Upwork & Fiverr, that would help you begin, grow, earn and thrive steadily as a dedicated freelancer. 

Interested? Click here to buy the course now.

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