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Freelancing: Expectation Vs Reality!

Being a freelancer myself, I had imagined my life to be completely different than what it actually is right now! I wouldn't even try and explain what I just said. But all i gotta say is that at the end of the day it's all worth it! *Thumbs Up*

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Freelancing: Expectation Vs Reality!

Freelancing: Expectation Vs Reality!

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1. WORKING HOURS.Expectation:

1. WORKING HOURS.Expectation:

So you think you'll get done with your work soon enough and have your flexible working hours and get your sh*t done the way you want because you're the boss!

Reality:

Reality:

Flexible hours? LOL. You'll probably be working more than you would have been working at a 9 to 5 job!

2. WORK SPACE.Expectation:

2. WORK SPACE.Expectation:

You want to work in your own personal space, in that small room that you always wanted as your office room in the house, like a boss!

Reality:

Reality:

But you're right there sitting on your bed like a couch potato, in your pyjamas and working.

3. SOCIAL LIFE.Expectation:

3. SOCIAL LIFE.Expectation:

You think you'll get enough time to chill with your friends while you easily work around them.

Reality:

Reality:

TBH, you'll only spend time with your computer all day, everyday!

4. BEING YOUR OWN BOSS.Expectation:

4. BEING YOUR OWN BOSS.Expectation:

The whole idea of not constantly working under somebody else and only working for yourself whenever you feel like is heavenly!

Reality:

Reality:

The real problem kicks in when you have to motivate yourself to get your butt out of the bed and work every single morning.

5. SALARY.Expectation:

5. SALARY.Expectation:

You'd be minting money!

Reality:

Reality:

You might not always get paid as much as you ask for. So, no! You won't have a fixed amount of money cashing in.

6. VACATIONING.Expectation:

6. VACATIONING.Expectation:

You'll have truck loads of time to have an amazing vacation that you've been longing for.

Reality:

Reality:

Because you're not working in an office as an In-House employee, you do not get any paid leaves. Hence, you're never on a vacation even on a vacation!

7. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT.Expectation:

7. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT.Expectation:

You'd only be using your computer/laptop for work purpose and nothing else.

Reality:

Reality:

Of course you use your laptop for work, right after you're done with your online shoppings and downloading movies, songs, sitcoms, khaana-peena, rona-dhona and stuff like that!

8. COMPETITION.Expectation:

8. COMPETITION.Expectation:

You think you're the best among everybody else.

Reality:

Reality:

But the hard fact reality is that, there are actually people who're doing a lot better than whatever you're doing. And that's the bitter sweet truth!

9. COOKING:Expectation:

9. COOKING:Expectation:

You think you'll have all the time in the world to cook your favourite meal everyday.

Reality:

Reality:

But all you have the time to cook is a bowl of maggie!

*Sigh*

10. CLIENTS.Expectation:

10. CLIENTS.Expectation:

You'll love all your clients and would deliver everything to them according to all the mutual decisions made.

Reality:

Reality:

You do NOT love your clients and you hardly agree over anything!


Nonetheless, what matters is that you love your job even though you're a freelancer and that's exactly what matters, as long as you're happy!

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