5 Huge Drawbacks of Being a Freelancer

Freelancing Drawbacks

Freelancing is very common nowadays and everybody regardless of their age is stepping into it.But do you think Earning Online is like pulling an apple from a tree?Do you think that it is a child’s play and only has Advantages?

Well  “ABSOLUTELY NOT“. To get something , you need to sacrifice something.

It does have some Drawbacks and those drawbacks are can be really fatal.Lets start discussing them if you are ready:


1) Disturbance Elements

Whenever someone sees you sitting in front of a computer, first of all they think that you are surfing Facebook,Youtube or Watching any movie etc and they don’t stay away from disturbing you.Actually the concept of Earning Online is still unacceptable for many people , so they don’t really think from that perspective. Also they don’t shy away from increasing your workload and giving their own work to you.Such as making a facebook page /email id / formatting a document/installing Windows/making a presentation for them etc.


2) Tons of Distractions

As all of your work has to be done on Laptop, hence you may get tempted to open facebook,youtube,check emails  or watch any movie etc.Some unexpected guests may arrive and that will really distract you from working.You also get lazy because you don’t need any preparation before start working, you don’t even need to leave your bed.


3) No Holiday

You don’t go to office and you don’t have any proper schedule to follow.So there is no Holiday for you and you don’t get any summer vacation .Your working time is 24/7 and no disaster or national day can save you from working.Actually,your employers live in the different countries with a different nationality & weather.So even if it is raining/national holiday/any other festival in your Country ;it is none of their Business.They are concerned with their work only and you must deliver it on time.


4) Minor Issues can Ruin Everything

Freelancers completely rely on their Laptop and Internet Connection.If they run into problem with any of these things then it is their own headache, clients don’t care about it.They just need their work done.If you can’t do it on time then they will find someone else for themselves.


5) No Confirmed Salary

If you work offline then your job is secure.Your pay is fixed and confirmed;you get your salary monthly , weekly or daily.While if you are a freelancer, you would need to earn daily and every single second.Time is really money for the freelancers;sleeping for one extra hour can disturb their monthly budget.

Note that above points represent the drawbacks of freelancing not their bad effects.


Geek Tip

It is widely misunderstood that being a freelancer is blessing and they earn easy money.While the reality is opposite; being a freelancer is more tough and it takes more effort than any Offline job.So never quit your Regular Job without thinking 100 Times before about Freelancing.

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  1. Jackson Davies
      March 28, 2014

    Hi Your Friend,

    I agree with you on all of the points above. There is such a concept as hyper competition that is well known in business circles. Basically it is found in areas with low barriers to entry and online freelancing at this time has quite a low barrier to entry so you have to work hard against potentially thousands for your small pay backs at times.

    In terms of national holidays they can also be a problem because your business from certain countries can dry up during certain holiday periods. I don’t believe that after you are established that you should sacrifice down time for work. You have to have a good work / life balance. Its about working to live rather than living to work!

    • Your Friend
        March 29, 2014

      Entry is so easy that everyone can enter.Even if you don’t have any skill , you can join PTC sites and start earning pennies there.

  2. Ryan Biddulph
      March 29, 2014

    One word solves each problem; discipline 😉 Being a freelancer is tough at times but if you want to set your own salary and schedule you’ll rock it out. You can make excuses or get it done!

    Thanks for sharing common obstacles with us :)

    • Your Friend
        March 29, 2014

      Common & Major obstacles

      Jackson Davies has said well ” Work to Live not vice-versa”

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