Lots of Brits are making the move to freelancing. While the choice comes with amazing freedom, you may also have headaches you don’t find in traditional employment.
To discover the biggest perks and the most frustrating peeves, MoneySupermarket surveyed freelancers about their choice of working style. This is what their research revealed – does it chime with how you feel?
We’ve also got ways you can beat the annoyances at the bottom of this article. Read on for more.
The good news is that, despite the challenges, almost two-thirds of freelancers think that going self-employed was a good career move. What’s more, only 10 per cent actively regret it.
The large number of people praising the move could have something to do with the frustrations of working full-time for an employer. The biggest hates for the freelancers surveyed were:
For the freelancers surveyed, it’s all about flexibility. Instead of being tied to a desk for a set number of hours and working for one company, freelancers enjoy the control that they have over their projects.
The three best things about freelancing for those surveyed were:
It’s an unfortunate truth that some of the benefits of being a freelancer come with downsides. Where there’s flexibility, there can also be stress and inconsistency. For the freelancers surveyed, this was mainly around finances.
These are the top three frustrations:
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