I’m a recent graduate, here is what I considered to make the decision regarding my career whether to freelance or not.
In my mind, freelancing requires you to have a backup of savings to cover my expenses, while I’m establishing myself. I know it’ll take time. Do I have money? No. Can my parents lend me money? No. So freelance isn’t an option for me money-wise.
I’m an obscure freelancer, nobody knows that I exist. Because I’m new and don’t have much exposure. I’m an obscure freelancer, nobody knows that I exist. I can create a profile on many freelance gig sites. But then again I have to establish myself as a freelancer. It’ll take time. Meanwhile, I have no money. So freelance isn’t an option for me again.
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