If you’re debating whether or not freelance writing is the right career for you, the ‘Pros and Cons of Being a Freelancer’ infographic should help you decide.
The Pro List is pretty hefty, with the average freelancer making 45% more than the average employee. However, with great cash flow comes great sacrifice: 21% of these freelancers report that they’re moderately or severely unhappier than their traditional job employee equivalents. Freelancers are also have a high degree of job flexibility – with up to 25% reporting that this is actually the best perk! Unfortunately, this usually means that there are pockets of time where one is crazy-busy, and other times where one is twiddling their thumbs with nothing to do.
The infographic also offers some trivia and related factual info, like where most freelance writers live and the most common type of freelance writing. If you’re on the fence, perhaps this Pro/Con list can tip you over to one side.