How Good or Bad is it to be a Freelance Web Designer?

Working as a freelance web designer anywhere across the globe would have some benefits and deficits. Here are some of the advantages and disadvantages.

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Advantages of Freelance Web Designer

You have a choice

You would get to choose the kind of work you want to do. You can also choose a convenient time of the day to work. Although you will have to stick to a deadline, it is again in your hands to set that timeline. You can work out a feasible plan with your client that best suits you. This helps you give more time for your family or maybe your own self.

You get all the profit

Being a freelancer, you are free to bid an amount that you feel is worth with your clients. If you have good marketing skills you can gain good deals. You may impress the client with your work which could make him more than what you expected and this profit is all yours. There are no middlemen or co-workers with whom you share.

You can showcase your creativity

The only person you need to impress with your design is your client. You would not be under a lead or a manager who will have to approve your work. So, there is no fear about someone trying to pull you down because of personal grudges.

Disadvantages

You need to advertise hard

Web designing is a competitive world. There are many large firms providing this service. To survive in this competition and convince a client that you would do a great job, you need to really work hard. Not all clients would agree to employ freelancers because they are always scared of the uncertainty that the freelancers are not bound by any contracts and can leave the project undone anytime.

You are not just be a web designer

When you freelance you would actually wear the hats of various roles such as business analyst, marketing expert, finance manager and many more. You will have to look after all the technical work and the business-related issues. You need to manage time, accounts, relationship with the clients, infrastructure, and many more responsibilities.

You do not get instant help

One of the cons of working alone is that you are not surrounded by experts or co-workers to help you when you get stuck in your work. Be it technical snags or any other business decision, you will have to deal with it all alone.

You need to find work

Web designing projects cannot be expected to last for too long because once you hand over the design; you really don’t have much to do.You will not have work regularly if you do not plan to start a new project as you are on the verge of finishing the old one. You may as well choose to work on many projects in parallel but again you need to make sure you don’t burden yourselves.

It is always up to a freelance web designer to alleviate the cons and take advantage of the pros.


The writer of the article is a freelance web designer Kerala, working in the filed with last 10+ years. He also specializing with WordPress web design and graphic design etc..

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