Is freelancing worth it?

I guess I’m just an a-hole.

My problem was always the other people I worked with. In particular, my boss. I just couldn’t work for someone I knew I was clearly smarter than and have to swallow my pride and run with all their dumb ideas.

Like I said… a-hole.

So, I’ve always known I had to be my own boss.

I’d go insane otherwise.

But, I always believed this naive notion that if I worked hard, did good work and did right by people, things would work out. My employers would see that and I’d be rewarded for it.

That notion got shattered in a hotel room in NYC.

After, I’d just watched one of my employers make a pile of money that I was largely responsible for helping him make… and I didn’t get a penny. In fact, my work was never even mentioned and instead I held doors and passed out cookies.

That’s why I freelance.

And, it’s been worth every second.

But, just statistically, it makes more sense, too. Freelancers, globally make more on average than wage workers (39k vs 18k). And, they have more job security (63% believe having multiple client is more secure than 1 employer).

Sure, it takes some work.

And, there’s a learning curve.

But, ONCE you get it…

There’s no looking back.

And, you have 100% control of your own destiny. You’re not beholden to some tech-bro CEO at a startup or some stodgy, old company whose CEO can barely open their email. It’s all on you.

And, that’s best security I know of.

In any case, it’s not for everybody. But, if you’re tired of your 9-5 or you know you’ll never survive in that world, freelancing is a great way to build your own business and be your own boss.

And, my new freelancing course will teach you how to freelance successfully.

And, you can get access to for nothing over on SkillShare.

All the details on that are here: https://skl.sh/2pOiF5g

Later,

John

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JOHN MORRIS

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