Freelancing is an alternative to the traditional 9-5 routine that society has made us accustomed to. Since it is unconventional, you'll probably receive raised eyebrows from people when you tell them you work as a freelancer. While there are some risks and downsides, there are many great reasons to choose this path. Here are a couple you should think about if you're on the fence: 1. You get to choose your own hours Being an independent contractor implies that you have the freedom to select the number of hours you want to work for. You can choose the timings that are convenient for you and work as much as you want to. 2. Variety of work Being a part of the freelancing community means that you can dive into various types of work with a variety of companies. If you don't like the monotony of doing the same job over and over, you'll be quite happy working as a freelancer. 3. Work from home A lot of freelance work can be done from the comfort of your home. No long commutes to your workplace. This saves both time and money. If you're the kind that loves traveling, freelancing is the right fit for you. You can earn money as you travel if you choose work that can be done remotely/online. So those are some big reasons why I chose to be a freelancer. What do you think about freelancing? Share your opinions in this thread.