Being a freelancer is an exciting way to make money, choose the projects that you want to work on, and become your own boss! It also offers many benefits to a traditional office setting. For one, there is no fighting over the coffee machine first thing in the morning! Besides having VIP access to the coffee machine, it allows you to make your own schedule! In turn, it gives you the opportunity to work from anywhere and have the freedom that you want. Imagine feeling the white sand in between your toes and hearing waves crash as you sit by the ocean in Fiji, all while being able to make money! If beaches don’t really do it for you, then use your imagination to come up with a place that inspires you, because it is possible for you to get there and enjoy the sites and support yourself at the same time. A problem that plagues people that work in a traditional office setting is getting bored by the same repetitive work. Being a freelancer gives you the ability to pick and choose from a plethora of different projects and add variety to your portfolio. Although being a freelancer has many upsides, some people may miss the social aspect of working in an office, but there are many things a freelancer can do to keep in touch with the outside world. Going out to your local coffee shop to work is a great way to meet potential freelancers and so is joining local freelancer groups online. In addition, freelance work does not always supply a steady stream of income. To curve this risk, it is important to build relationships with freelancing employers to keep projects coming to you, as they will likely hire you again if you do excellent work for them. They will even throw bonuses at you sometimes! All in all I believe the upsides of being a freelancer outweigh the negatives. After all as a freelancer you create your own success- the possibilities are endless!