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The Pros and Cons of Freelancing

By | source: Jun 24th, 2012

I love to write. I always have and I imagine that I always will; it’s something that’s fun for me and if I can make some extra money doing it, that’s even better. I know that many of you reading this enjoy writing as well, so hopefully you find today’s infographic about the exciting field of freelance writing from as interesting as I did.

The graphic, made as a collaboration between JESS3 and 24Seven, gives a good idea as to what potential freelancers can expect coming into this particular field, both the good and the bad.

The main reason many freelancers gave for their job happiness is the salary, which is not surprising since freelancers are expecting a 55% increase in pay this year. That pay bump combined with the freedom of their schedule and other benefits adds up to a pretty sweet-sounding job.

On the other hand, many freelancers also find it difficult to stay relevant, and it’s not like they’re totally off the hook on their schedule; they still have the same grueling deadlines as folks with traditional writing occupations. Thanks to these factors, writers who are in their first year of freelance work are often more likely to accept traditional employment versus people who have been freelancing for many years.

So if you’re a writer, freelancing could be a great experience for you or it might not be so great, but either way it definitely sounds like quite an experience and something you’ll remember for a long time.

For more info on the ups and downs of freelance writing refer to the infographic below. [Via]