According to the government definition of self employment, self-employed people are those who define themselves as working for themselves, rather than receiving a wage or salary from an employer.
Sounds great doesn’t it?
The freelance life definitely brings freedom, and decision-making power but just as with any other lifestyle, there are drawbacks to being a freelancer. Your income will be less certain, you won’t get sick pay, and you’ll have to work hard for every penny of profit you make.
Don’t give up on the idea yet though. We have five disadvantages of being self-employed below but we also explain how to deal with them. Continue reading “Five things they don’t tell you about freelance work”