It is a great thing to be a freelance web designer. But before thinking of being a freelance web designer there are many facts to be considered. And about being a web designer is really very advantageous. Here are a few advantages of being a freelance web designer.
Work at your leisure
This is the best thing about being a freelancer. Working 9-5 would be very challenging if you are a night-owl. But as a freelancer you can work at your leisure, whenever you are comfortable you can work. Being a freelancer is perfect for a work-at-home-moms or dads who have to arrange their work around the schedule of a child. It also gives an advantage of working for people in other time zones or working at home after returning from your day job.
Work at whatever place you are comfortable
Mostly all the freelancers prefer to work at home. It is also possible to work from the local coffee shop or the public library. In fact you can work where ever you get access to internet. And if you wish to meet someone face-to-face, you are free to meet them at your office or at the local coffee shop, if your house is not professional enough for your meeting.
Be your own master
Being a freelancer you can most likely work in a company of only one person and it’s yourself. As you are your own master you do not have to worry about any micromanagers or unreasonable expectations from your boss. In a way your clients are your boss and they can be reasonable and demanding to you but that too have its own advantage.
Choose your work as per your wish
You get full freedom to choose your work as per your wish and also you can choose people and companies you would like to work. If you are facing problems working with someone or a company then you are free to leave it aside. And if you feel that the work you are doing is boring or uninteresting then you can refuse to work on it.
Learn while working
As being a freelancer you get full freedom to learn while working and it is very easy. If you wish to learn PHP you do not need to get permission from a boss to put PHP scripts on the server or to take any classes. If you wish you can just do it, and in fact the best and professional freelancers are always learning all the time.
Get to work on variety of projects
If you are doing a job in a company you get the same work to do, and continuously working with the same things you get bored. Thus being a freelancer is an advantage as you can select your own work and get to work on variety of projects.