Do you have what it takes to be a freelancer? Or would you be happier in a traditional office?
Graphic Design Degree Hub created an infographic to help you out, drawing up all the obvious and not-so-obvious pros and cons of flying solo. While freelancers cite greater compensation and better work-life balance as the rationale behind their choice, non-freelancers say a lack of health insurance and trouble finding steady work prevents them from pursuing such individual projects full-time. A map points out the top 20 metropolitan areas where freelancers are found (no surprises on that list). The graphic states:
Many freelancers self-report higher payrates, higher levels of job satisfaction, and greater work/life balance than traditional jobs. But it’s still not for everyone.
Take a look to see where you might fit best:
Image compliments of Graphic Design Degree Hub