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Why I Want to Freelance

It's TIme to Fire the Boss

By Iria Vasquez-PaezPublished 2 years ago 3 min read

Freelancing has a lot of perks that I'm going to take to with wild abandon. You can make more money than in a regular job for one. You don't have a boss! You are the boss of you. Freelancing makes excellent money. I'm just starting out and I've been a freelancer for Textbroker since August 2017 when it hit me at Work 2 Future it’s a great source of income. As it is now, besides social security benefits, I lack major income. This state of affairs is making me crazy.

Well, crazier than usual. I want to freelance. I've decided I'm going to freelance since I don't want to have to answer to people. Freelancing truly makes money. Before people tell me that writing degrees don't make you much money; think again, think about it. Yes, it does. Freelancing pays out per project. I'm trying to make myself less avoidant of success here. I'm spending the stimulus check on resources that help me get income or jobs-which will get me income. I just finished my sources of income and Udemy class research project. I uncovered many ways Udemy can teach me about various fields.

This computer I'm on right now is slowly getting very glitch-ridden. I'm going to have to buy a new laptop soon enough, one that isn't a Chromebook like the one I have. The stimulus check helps out a lot with this endeavor. Freelancing means working around your time, not someone else's time. Working for a regular company means my time gets stolen from me. It feels like disrespect since companies only value warm bodies who can do endless drudgery for them. I only hope the people I work with while freelancing can respect my time since I feel companies don't.

Anyway, I feel that freelancing fits me very well. It suits me. It suits my schedule. It can mean a chance at real money. Right now I'm in a specific category of low-income people who do not make real money. This is why the stimulus check is so welcome. I've managed to survive the pandemic by not getting myself sick because I've avoided most people. I've also taken to mask-wearing just because. If I can get away with that without the pandemic around then I'm going to willingly wear masks in the wintertime when around other people.

Freelancing means you get paid well too. You can get paid per project. I'm looking for many streams of income right now because I'm looking to become fully self-sufficient financially. I'm looking for property tax and HOA fee money-making. I'm going to make my own money this year if it kills me. I want to be able to afford stuff for the house. I can't necessarily do that on the income I make now. The stimulus check will be in soon for me. I'm looking at making money online internet opportunities. I'm thinking about how much money I need to make.

Freelancing is where the opportunity is at. I'm going to become a successful freelancer, I want to do well with freelancing because I know I can. I'm looking into freelance copywriting opportunities. I can even freelance in Spanish if need be. This will be useful. Knowing a foreign language comes in handy. I am doing well right now on Textbroker anyway as my rating is a 3 still. I'm waiting and working towards becoming a four. But anyway, freelancing is something that can work as a main hustle or a side hustle. Selling my art online will be a side hustle. I'm drawing as much as I can/working on drawing projects. This can be sold to a website like Society 6 which makes prints and other products from your art. I willingly embrace freelancing with all its perks. I want to succeed, I want to fire the boss. I have to succeed at something.


About the Creator

Iria Vasquez-Paez

I have a B.A. in creative writing from San Francisco State. Can people please donate? I'm very low-income. I need to start an escape the Ferengi plan.

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