If you’re good at something and you can get paid for it, you may want to strike out on your own. Some people are happy just punching a clock, but if you’re reading this article, there’s a good chance you’re looking to build something.
Before you quit your job, though, you should realize that there are two different ways to strike out on your own: by freelancing or by starting your own business. Below, we’ll explore the advantages and disadvantages of both paths.
Why Some People Prefer to Freelance
It’s often said that freelancing is like running your own business. Essentially, you’re trying to sell your skills to other people and/or businesses, without actually being employed by them.
This lifestyle comes with a lot of advantages: it gives you more autonomy with the work you choose to do, and you may even find flexibility in when you choose to do the work.
Why You Might Want to Build a Business
Of course, as freeing as freelancing can be, building a business offers a lot of unique opportunities. For one thing, it gives you significantly more power to do what you want to do. All those extra responsibilities also give you a much greater potential for revenue and profit.
Which One is Right For You?
Ultimately, you’ll have to decide for yourself whether you’re a freelancer or an entrepreneur. And the best part is, your decision isn’t necessarily permanent. If you choose to be a freelancer, you can later grow your freelance business into something bigger.
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I understand the drive that many people have to turn their craft into a business. It can be difficult to feel like your boss is holding you back, just like it can be difficult to feel a dream slipping away.
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