There are a few advantages and disadvantages of freelancing. In this post, I listed most of the common pros and cons of freelancing.

Advantages of freelancing (pros)

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Disadvantages of freelancing (cons)

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Is freelancing easy?

It’s easy to start but difficult to land jobs & carry on. Anyone who has skills, a computer & internet connection can start freelancing for free.

Is freelance considered full-time or part-time?

There is no consideration. It depends on the freelancer and how he/she operates his/her business (freelancing).

If a person only does freelancing or if it’s the main source of living then it will be considered a full-time job.

But if a person does it (freelancing) aside from another job, or side hustle then it (freelancing) will be considered a part-time job.

Is freelancing better than a job?

It varies from person to person, individual preference & their current position. If you’re in a position where you don’t like the job, freelancing may be a great choice for you.

But if you don’t have marketing skills and if you’re not proficient in the field, freelancing would be not a replacement.

Why do many freelancers fail?

In most cases, it’s the lack of patience.

On the other hand, every freelancer should have marketing skills at some point & no matter what their expertise is.

Also, you have to be skilled & professional in your niche. Otherwise, you may end up with unhappiness.

Learn more about why most freelancers fail & give up →


Like any other job nature, freelancing has its own benefits and demerits. A person takes all the responsibilities for his/her decision about being a freelancer.

If the freelancer becomes successful, everyone will reward him/her.

But if the person fails, no one will support him/her (mostly) and even many people will criticize.

If you’re a person like me who is thinking to leave a regular job and switch careers to freelancing, I would say think wisely and take a financial backup for at least 6 months before you get started.