Being a freelancer places the person in an advantageous position out of the norm. One has a hard time at that beginning and seems to be in a tough mission of building a client base. It appears easy to work for an organization with an already pool of clients. The fruits are however sweet once you eventually create your clients because you will have created a life career for yourself. But will a freelancer contemplate retiring? He should not bother. The following discussion seeks to explain why a freelancer should never retire.
One of great advantage for a freelancer is that age is rarely a barrier. Once you set out for freelancing, no one will be checking your database to determine when you will retire as opposed to the traditional jobs. Many organizations will at times bitterly part ways with an employee whose retirement time has come on age grounds but not performance problem. A freelancer is the one to decide to stop.
It is a norm as people grow older their lifestyle changes and the need to be near the family members and doing less time becomes a priority. The traditional jobs will rarely alter the working hours to accommodate such needs. With freelancing, you can always alter your working hours and time to reflect your lifestyle. What is important though, you will still have to set funds aside for your later years, but you will still be strong to work as a freelancer even when you are 80. How many companies will allow their employees this advantage?
You will also realise as a freelancer that although you do not wish to spend your entire life working, freelancing is just like part of life just like you eat love and enjoy leisure. When people retire from their jobs, they change the environment; the number of social contacts becomes reduced and possibly become inactive. Their mind is rarely activated and more worse is when they decide to resign to their rooms spending their retirement time watching TVs, an idle situation. Freelancing gives you time to think always, accords you a wide social network, you get time to move and visit your client. What one can afford to do as a freelancer is to reduce his workload and will not completely be off.
Freelancing always assures you an extra income which is always a welcome. People fear so much about what happens when they retire and no longer earn especially due to the increasing cost of living today. Freelancing gives one an opportunity to earn some extra cash. Although as one grow old his work rate is reduced and so the income, a freelancer will always earn something. It is important for a person therefore even if he is working elsewhere, to at least consider freelancing since he will be assured of at least earning something in lifetime.
The passion in freelancing will never die and so freelancers do not contemplate retiring. Unfortunately in most other jobs, people get tired and feel stressed by thee demands in their work and fail to get the meaning of their work. They will at the earliest opportunity call it quits. In freelancing, especially if you are writing on an area you love it becomes a hobby. One will be in a wrong job if he is a freelancer and does not enjoy his job. It is for this passion that a freelancer will never quit.
The last reason why freelancers will never retire is that their skills are always valuable. You will discover that if you are competent in say, web design, the skills in the market are very rare and you will be required to continue passing your expertise to others. The motivation continued earning even though at a reduced rate will never allow you retire as a freelancer.
Conclusively, freelancers will never get a reason to retire. No one will ever seek to know their age, and as a hobby, it is not easy to part with it.