Income increase mentioned in the first point is also a big merit, but the merit that "you can get all freedom" may be the merit that you hear most often from the voices of people who are actually active as freelancers. not.
So what kind of "freedom" can we get?
i. Freedom to choose a job
After all, I think the greatest freedom is that you can make the decision to accept or not accept the work itself.
If you work as a company employee, you may be forced to take jobs that are against your will or that do not add to your career according to company policy.
Alternatively, you may be left with a role that you cannot take on from your own skills and experience for a long time just because there is no substitute, and you may continue to have a stressful life that comes at the expense of your private life.
If you are a freelance consultant, it is a major premise that you are a consultant who can get a job, but whether it is a project that you can utilize your strengths and a project that you can grow further by specializing in your area of expertise and interests. From the viewpoint, it is possible to select the matter.
Also, from the perspective of whether the roles / roles played in the project do not mismatch with their own skill set (whether they are overly expected) and whether the rewards are appropriate for the roles / roles they play, the projects are sorted out. You can also make a choice, so in that sense it can be said that it is easy to avoid stressful situations where you are constantly busy with work.
ii. Mental freedom
It may be a side effect of freedom to choose a job, but freelancers can choose their own "work in a role that they can (or will) do".
As long as you take responsibility, you won't be overwhelmed by the stress of being overwhelmed by work.
In addition, it is often said that the greatest mental burden as a business person is to maintain good relationships, but in the case of freelancers, unlike office workers, relationships and shackles with superiors, colleagues, and subordinates. There is no stress due to.
As long as you acquire the minimum necessary relationship-building skills and maintain appropriate relationships in order to live as a freelancer, you will be able to live a life free from unnecessary stress.
iii. Age freedom
Depending on your skills, you can work for any age regardless of age, and you can get appropriate compensation according to your role without a significant decrease in annual income due to retirement.
In addition, I think that freelancers may be worried that general office workers do not have a certain retirement allowance, but in that regard, subscribe to small business mutual aid, which is also one of the tax-saving measures. By doing so, it is possible to save money instead of retirement allowance.
iv. Freedom of side business
Recently, although the number of companies that allow side jobs is increasing, many companies are still banned.
Of course, if you are a freelancer, you are free to do side jobs without such restrictions. It's good to simply have a side job to increase your income, or you can try a side job with the aim of becoming your main business (entrepreneurship) in the future while maintaining a stable income as a freelancer. Can be