Freelance life or regular job ?

Discussion in 'The Freelance Life' started by Jejo Fabila, Aug 31, 2017.

  1. whifflet

    whifflet New Member

    I think it can be lonely and isolating to work as a freelancer, but it also gives you the opportunity to live life in your own way. If you enjoy traveling a lot, it's ideal.
  2. Toroba21

    Toroba21 New Member

    Regular job is what i am aiming to have a stable work, salary and monthly income. Freelance job is also helpful if you want to have an extra income and you can work on it at anytime you want.
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  3. xdarwinx

    xdarwinx New Member

    For me freelance
    • As a freelancer, you generally have a lot more flexibility. You can set your own hours, pick and choose your assignments, increase or decrease your hours, and work around family life and social commitments. As long as you meet your agreed deadlines, you can take the whole day off and work at night if you want.
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  4. JenniferHasty

    JenniferHasty New Member

    I recently started freelancing and sometimes I love it and other times I hate it. I don't know that there is much job security in any job, but with freelancing, there seems to be even less. You have to be really active in going out and finding jobs. However, you are your own boss and choose your own projects. Like all things in life, it varies from person to person, and you really have to look in your own life to see if it is right for you.
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  5. thegreatgamer36

    thegreatgamer36 New Member

    maybe a regular job because you know it really pays you but you dont know in the internet might scam you i know regular job is waste of time going to work but just to make sure that it really pay you but im not sure for internet scammers.
  6. Marc Blazer

    Marc Blazer New Member

    Freelance life or regular job? For me freelance job is more comfortable job compare to a regular job. Because When you choose freelance job there so many job opportunities you just need to have either a laptop or desktop PC and you also need to have an internet connection. The other things needed are your skills, your knowledge and you must have time to do the jobs that you can avail online.
    Being a freelancer is an amazing job because you can work without the need to go out and go to any company because you can work home. Also in so many jobs online you can work in the time that you are comfortable of working and any time that you wanted to take a break you can take it without telling anybody or asking anybody’s approval. You can manage your time wisely when you work online. You can choose to work on night shift if you are comfortable to it because it is more quiet at your house.
    Also like me I decided to work 8 hours a day. Four hours in the morning and four hours in the evening.
    The advantages of being a freelancer is that you can work many jobs as long as you can manage your time right.
    Compared to regular job, first you need to apply first at the company you will process more requirements and it is not sure if your that qualified to that company. So its more Hussle and more time is wasted. If you choose regular job you must follow a designated time that you will duty.
    In conclusion I recommend that you would choose freelance life.
  7. Ange

    Ange New Member

    Freelancer or a regular job? I'm a kind of person who likes security. Having a regular job gives you a lot of perks, your health is secured as most of stable companies provides health card for their employees. Your pay is secured, you know every month you'll receive your salary. Also you know that you're not violating the government law when it comes to paying your taxes and mandatory government fees. Though having regular job will require 9-10 hours of your time, but you know that you're stable. For me if you want to earn more, more than your regular job then you can do freelancing so you can make extra money. As freelancing will not require most of your time and its more flexible. So to answer the question, I will choose a regular job.
  8. Lilly03

    Lilly03 New Member

    The life of a freelancer can at times be likened to a rollercoaster ride, exhilarating and fearful at the same time. The freedom that it offers, is for me a much greater payoff than any amount of money that may be gotten from a regular job. The world is changing fast, robots are taking up ordinary job, so there is need for change in mindset. This however is just my opinion.
  9. Janine2199

    Janine2199 New Member

    If i myself is there to choose between freelance or regular job? I choose regular job because regular jobs has a monthly salary and has a place to go when we work. Actually, it's good also to be a freelancer for having an chosen time whenever time you want to work or not. Regular job works 8 hrs a day, 5 days in a week and 4 weeks in a month while a freelancer works depend on your valuable time and place and it also need a valuable like internet connections and pc like laptops etc.Freelancer has also a good advantage but has a disadvantage also, same as a regular job. But since if i to choose between the two of them on what job will i prefer to work it for lifetime i prefer regular job. But we also know that every person has a different perspectives and opinion each so its a person choice also.
  10. Joco

    Joco New Member

    Definitely a regular job!

    A regular or permanent job is when the employees work for an employer and are paid directly by that employer. Regular employees do not have a fixed end date of employment. As a regular employee, I can say that I also received benefits like subsidized health care, paid vacation and sick leaves and contributions to a retirement plan. I think that fully relying on a freelance job is a risky thing especially if you are the breadwinner of my family. As the breadwinner of my family, I think that it is a very wise decision to choose regular/permanent work instead of a freelance work.
  11. renilisan2

    renilisan2 New Member

    A freelancer or a regular worker, I used to be a regular worker works from 7 to 5 sometimes more than that. Regular job you expect regular salary, although it is different everyday it is still a monotony. Now at my age when lost my regular job I tried freelancing, not only that I have the control of my own time, I can rest any time, I can have time with my family. Freelance does not give regular income, no guarantee or insurance that you will have same income everyday, in my situation when I already have the difficulty getting a regular job that leaves me no choices but to stick to freelancing.
  12. ammabee

    ammabee New Member

    In my opinion, I prefer a regular job, why? because it will make you use your body physically. Let's be honest here, in a regular job you need to travel and use your all body parts when working in a office. Using this setup it will make your body improve and perspire. It will improve your immune system. But of course for me having a regular job and freelance job makes you more wise about money. The most important thing is to balance those two jobs.
  13. jhengb

    jhengb New Member

    I would still choose regular job for now. Regular job have the assurance that at the end of each month, I have fixed salary to receive. But I have to deal with same work everyday. I'm new to freelancing so I am not that sure enough to choose over a regular job. Who knows, maybe few months from now I'll gain experience and job enough to make myself gave my regular job up.
  14. Lorang

    Lorang New Member

    I just resigned from a 9-5 job to become a freelancer. I wouldn't say 100% freelancer because it would still be nice to work with one client full time. I just want to provide service without location dependence. More of like a digital nomad. What made me decide to become one is the fact that I am working at my own pace. I know there would be a supervision but minimal. Also, I can decide who to work with. It is just so fulfilling to work for a company who you share your values and aspirations with, isn't it?
  15. rebeccaverdad

    rebeccaverdad Member

    I'm a regular employee for almost 10 years as a data encoder for the first 5 years its really good to stay in the corporate world coz its our dream to have a permanent job after our graduation. I set a goal for myself 10 years from the day that I've graduated to own a house and lot, new car and to have my own family. But as we started to the corporate world the real battle is on. We have to perform excellent in order for us to recognize, Yes that's the thing , that's why we work in the first place. As the year go by I take a pause and make some realization about my current job and what is now blooming freelance job.
    Actually I've been trying lots of online job as a data entry coz that's my current job data analyst, data encoder or data entry but I failed. Lots of rejection and I'm really amaze people whos now achiever in freelance world. I also want to feel what they called freelancer?
    I just hope someday I will be a freelance achiever.
  16. shannettemc

    shannettemc Member

    I am still trying to figure this one out. I am new to freelance (but not to the search...) and I am just really hoping that this works out for me. I will get back to you on this subject....
  17. vulence019

    vulence019 New Member

    Well, they are completely different and have different benefits. Freelancers have a lot more freedom a don't have to worry about bad bosses, or getting to work on time and not being late, or getting fired and stuff like that. However, their money income is not guaranteed, so they always have to be on a lookout for new jobs. With a regular job you can always be certain that you won't run out of money and you don't have to worry about finding new projects daily and trying to secure the job. But I think that a freelancing job is all-around better because of it's freedom and independency but it is harder to start a successful career in it if you are not fully commited.
  18. ritaflorence

    ritaflorence New Member

    Freelance or regular job? A very relevant question in this day and age. Although the online community of Freelancers have been around for many years now, I am still a newbie to this thing.

    Imagine having to work from home, avoid traffic and just be able to start and end work whenever you feel like it, be able to choose the projects you want to take and most especially be able to work with a global community. Those for me are the best things freelance work can offer. But you cannot discount the fact that the freelance jobs will not assure you of job security and growth if you wish to climb the corporate ladder.

    Regular jobs offer stability, security and growth opportunity to some extent. But having to be in the same company or job for a long period of time would sometimes lead to burnout and eventually affect productivity.

    Summing this all up, choosing a freelance job over a regular job is a choice one has to make anchored on various reasons unique to every individual.
  19. cious13

    cious13 New Member

    Just freelance i am pregnant at the moment so i really need this kind of income since i cannot work outdoor. anyway i am in my 22weeks now wish me luck! cheers
  20. Yordles

    Yordles New Member

    Well, you see, my situation is weird since I would love to go outside and get a regular job in the field I like in order to et more experience for my future career, but I live in Venezuela. In here, things are a complete mess, and the amount of money I could make in a regular job is meaningless in comparison to getting like, 2 dollar a day in a place like this one, so I can help my family a lot more by earning some dollar online than working outside and earning the currency of my country thats pretty much worthless now. That's how I found this place and I really hope I can make money out of here because I'm running out of options.
  21. Shasmile

    Shasmile New Member

    Freelance jobs are good for those planning to work at home on full-time basis especially moms who'll prefer taking care of their kids without any assistance.

    However, you must be rest assured that the pay is not as fixed as regular jobs. If you are used to earning monthly salary, you will need to work hard to earn decent money online. My piece of advice is that you do it side by side your regular job now till you're able to have enough clients that will regularly outsource their jobs to you.
  22. aian04

    aian04 New Member

    It would be better if we have both! A regular job takes 8 hours a day and freelance is whenever you have time, right? Freelance can be done 4-5 hours a day depends on what freelance are you working on so that mean you work 8-13 hours a day and you can rest all through the day! The more job you take, the more you earn!
  23. patotoypniks

    patotoypniks New Member

    For me it depends upon your likes. Me, i want to stay with my wife and child at home so i have to find an online job to feed my family. But if it's needed whatever kind of job it is i will grab it.
  24. itsmetoni

    itsmetoni New Member

    Honestly, I'd like having a regular job because it means stability and insurance. I won't have to worry anymore about not having income because it will provide a constant stream of income. On the other hand, freelancing is also enjoyable since you can choose what work you can do and also have the control over the time you spend on working. Thus, I'd like to have a regular job but also do freelancing on my free time.
  25. livity6900

    livity6900 Member

    Freelance life is the best and there is no doubt about that . If you had the chance to work for your self and to work for somebody. Which one would you prefer? Almost everyone will prefer working for themselves and that is what freelance is all about. It gives people the opportunity to uncovered their creative talent but regular job will limit you.
    Regular job is for lazy people who cannot afford to think on their own.
  26. Moe2411

    Moe2411 New Member

  27. mobkun01

    mobkun01 Member

    I think freelance is good because you don't have a boss you don't have a colleagues that bother you and you don't need to travel to go in you job because it can be stressfull unlike if your a freelancer and only work's at home, but to have a regular job is better too, you can improve yourself and can be develop, because your around in many people.
  28. Keiko-8Xkf

    Keiko-8Xkf New Member

    It is not simple to pick between the two. There are pros and cons, and which one is right for you depends on your personality and how you want to work. But if you want more flexible you go with freelancing because you own your time, you can work whenever you want and wherever you are.
  29. jamesdagatan

    jamesdagatan Member

    Bothe of them have different disadvantage and advantage. It depends on time, effort and skills and expertise. You must understand first your own condition it which you can work freely and convenient.
  30. Kwisha01

    Kwisha01 New Member

    As of now I am a freelancer and I am enjoying it, and start to try some online job like this postloop. I quit my job because of stress like every day traffics and I’m always late so my manager is always angry at me, there’s a lot of patients in our clinic that stress me out, most of them are elderly.

    Most of the people says that freelancer is for lazy people, for me as long as you are productive you are not lazy.

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