Freelance and contract work is forecast to be the way of the future. There’s a massive shift happening right now and the workers of tomorrow will increasingly be freelancers. The freelance lifestyle has its perks, but the biggest one is probably that you get to be your own boss. You set your own schedule, you decide when you want to work and, most importantly, you get to decide when you don’t want to work.
But if you ask any freelancer about the downsides, most of them will probably bring up the plethora of personal admin that they have to do. Instead of simply going to work and getting paid for it, freelancers have to log their own hours, organise their jobs and deadlines and then bill their customers for the work they’ve done. It can be a whole lot more administrative effort than your average job, but then again, that’s the trade off when you’re your own boss.