Is freelance really good? Why don’t I recommend you to do only freelance job?

After I quit from employed works, I sought freelance job and I thought this way could get better life. First time I thought I could control my time of works, but… Finally, I thought wrong!

These are reason why I don’t recommend you to do only freelance jobs.


Freelance is “order to make” works.

Freelance is similar as menus in restaurants that when you order, you must wait more than 10 minutes to get foods. For customers, some customers need simple way to get products. They love to buy instant products from any shop that is cheaper and get it instantly after they pay money. Freelance is the service that isn’t suitable for everyone. It is suitable for rich people that aren’t too much.

For freelancers, they must pay time to do freelance. If you think time doesn’t matter, please know rich people mindset about time. Meanwhile rich people who have their owned business matter to time very much. They think time is important than money. They pay money to specialists or services for making business better. They don’t mind to waste time because they pay it. For there time left, they think how to use time to be worth.

Working with freelance isn’t really free. If you need to travel for relaxing with my friend, but your client calls to you for revising your work and tomorrow will be deadline. How do you feel and do you continue to travel with friends?

Freelance doesn’t have leverage power to make income.

Rich people are also rich because they have their owned business. They build product and sell products to end users. Earning money from selling business is too easy. You can get money all of time if you sell your products on internet. When you travel to anywhere and you’re sleeping, customers buy your products and you get money instantly.

Method of earning money with selling your product

  1. Customers see your products.
  2.  They interest.
  3. They buy. (EARN MONEY).
  4. Customer review your products they bought. (And get it more. Many people know you widely.)

Meanwhile method of earning money with doing freelance.

  • Client sees your portfolio.
  • Client connects to you. (you pay your time.)
  • Client accept you to do service.
  • You write quotation and send terms of hiring to client.
  • Client pays deposit to you. (EARN MONEY with 25% to 50% from your service charge as you agree)
  • You works as client want. (you pay your time.)
  • You send works. (you pay your time.)
  • Client needs to revise.
  • You revise your works. (you pay your time.)
  • Client needs to revise your works.
  • You revise your works. (you pay your time.)
  • Clients needs to revise your works.
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  • You revise your works . (you pay your time.)
  • Client accepts your works and give deposit left. (EARN MONEY)

Remember, these methods of freelance job come from only 1 client. You waste your time to get money. Not only time, you waste your health or opportunity too.

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Freelance platform is exploiting freelancers.

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Now many freelance platforms such as Freelancers, Upwork, Fiverr are available. They are great for freelancers who need more ways of earning more money. It was similar as opening online shop. Advantages of these service are free to register, but some platforms have premium features you must subscribe them with your money per jobs. Or some platforms get your income less than 20% for platform’s commission.

I am member in some freelance platform and I need to share my experiences. Let’s read this.

When clients need to hire some freelancer, they seeks works in each categories. They always ask freelancers who are at top positions first. They see freelancers who have good rating before see other one.

I can get photography job when I registered freelance platform for 6 months. Yeah, 6 months! Many clients only asked to me and didn’t hire. Until 6th month, I got first job from freelance platform.

Earning money from freelance platform isn’t easy. It’s harder than regular freelance works.

Method of earning money with doing freelance in freelance platforms.

  • Client sees your works.
  • Client connects to you. (you pay your time.) You cannot give your contacts until client pays deposit to freelance platform.
  • Client accept you to do service.
  • You write quotation and send terms of hiring to client.
  • Client pays deposit to freelance platform 100%,You will get money after your work is finished.
  • You works as client want. (you pay your time.)
  • You send works. (you pay your time.)
  • Client needs to revise.
  • You revise your works. (you pay your time.)
  • Client needs to revise your works.
  • You revise your works. (you pay your time.)
  • Clients needs to revise your works.
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  • You revise your works . (you pay your time.)
  • Client accepts your works and freelance platform give deposit with 80%.
  • You cannot get money instantly. Wait for withdrawn day.
  • Withdraw day reaches, you earn income. (BUT IF YOUR WORK ISN’T FINISHED BEFORE WITHDRAW DAY OR FINISHED IN WITHDRAW DAY, DEPOSIT WILL BE WITHDRAWN IN NEXT WITHDRAW DAY IN 2 WEEKS!)

It’s unfair when you finish job in withdraw day or clients hire you near withdraw day. THAT MEANS YOU MUST WORK UNTIL FINISHED BEFORE WITHDRAWN DAY TO EARN MONEY. This system is similar as employee. Freelancers who works with freelance platforms earn money with fixed day in each month as employee. It looks like employee works, but worse if some months don’t get any works.

Commission fees from your earning, freelance platform will use for promoting ads on Facebook, Google or maintenance. I also see Facebook ads from freelance platform, but look like that isn’t work well for getting new client.

So winner of freelance platform isn’t freelancers, but freelance platform’s owner.

Waste of times. And you are wasted more if your works are revised.

The most problem in freelance works is work revision. It’s usual in freelance works, but I think it shouldn’t be usual. For products, if your product need revisions, they will create new product with fixing issues, but before customers detect your product has deflects, you already get money from customers.

Meanwhile, freelance works will be successful if client accept your works. But if they won’t accept, you must revise as client wants. Revisions take your time to fix your work, and your time is limited. When you want to do something, such as go out from your home to meet your friend, but client needs you to revise urgently before midnight, you must leave from your friend and do your revision. That’s so terrible.

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If you stop working, you don’t get money.

Freelance is similar as employee that if you stop working, you don’t get money. For employee, if you don’t come to office for working 3 days continuously, you will be fired immediately.

Freelance is similar. If someday you need to rest with travel to the sea, money doesn’t flow to you passively. But if you open online shop, money still flows to your bank account.

Some freelance jobs can get connections easily.

Actually, freelance job is really good, but it’s good with only some jobs. Good freelance jobs must work with other people can see, such as actor, actress, photographer, promotional model, etc.

Reason why I recommend this freelance job, because many people can see your works and they know you. When your job finished, other clients already see your works and they agree to hire you in next queue. When I was photographer, I got this job often due to I worked and many people saw me. They knew I was photographer and client needed to work with me. If I worked as graphic design, I worked in my personal room in my home. Only client saw my works.

How to do if I don’t recommend you to do only freelance job?

  • Create your products and sell them. If you’re graphic designer, you design your owned clip arts or T-Shirt vectors and sell in ETSY. Not only your vector files, everything you can sell, you sell it insanely.
  • Write your experiences or anything you need to share on your blog. Imagine what users use keyword to search and share. You can earn money with your blog (but too little!!)
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