There are a lot of known benefits to being a freelancer. You can be your own boss, pick and choose which jobs you’re going to take, and be almost completely in control of your work schedule. However, there are plenty of lesser-known yet equally important reasons people choose the freelancer life.
For Janet S., freelancing lets her “work and have a life, too.” And, by that, she means, when life happens, work doesn’t get in the way. However, one of the drawbacks of being a freelancer is having to hustle for the next job. But FlexJobs members know that there are plenty of reputable companies looking for talented freelancers. And that’s why Janet keeps coming back to FlexJobs.
Needing Freelance Work to Attend to Personal Matters
Janet’s search for flexible and remote work began when she could no longer drive. She joined FlexJobs in search of remote and flexible jobs that would allow her to work and attend to personal matters. “My partner is partially disabled, and I help him during various times. So, having the ability to stop work and attend to ‘life’ matters [has] a great deal of value.”
While the freelance jobs Janet finds on FlexJobs require her to work during normal business hours, she’s not tied to her desk (or an office) during that time. “I can work when I want to [and] break up my days,” she says. Not only does that let her help her partner, but it also means Janet can continue pursuing gigs in a field she loves.
Multiple Jobs Leads to Career Growth
Janet has returned to FlexJobs more than once in search of her next freelance client. “It’s a great place to find flex work. All the work I have found through FlexJobs has been good. [And] all the work I have found on FlexJobs has been with very credible companies.”
But, FlexJobs hasn’t just been a source of valuable leads for Janet. Connecting with employers through FlexJobs has helped Janet flourish and grow her career. “When I found FlexJobs…I found work that I truly enjoyed and was the type of work I excel at.”
As she’s gained experience and expanded her skill set, Janet has a new and improved perspective on her career. “I am realizing that I can bring a great deal of value to an employer with my knowledge, skills, and experiences. I am also learning so much and gaining new skills with each new project I am hired for.”
Whether you’re seeking permanent, full-time employment, or just want another source of freelance leads, FlexJobs members have full access to all of our remote and flexible job postings. Not a member? Join FlexJobs and start connecting with employers in search of freelancers like you.
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