Why to Get a Job and Why Choose Freelancing


When we make professional business decisions in life, it is pivotal that we get the timing right. In today’s article, we’ll learn a few tips to get this timing right.

The moment we choose one type  of these two earning resources, we start to think about switching to the other.  It is not because the choice was wrong or we didn’t think about it enough, it is just a matter of calculations. Today you’ll learn how to measure yourself for being good for a permanent job, or for becoming a freelancer.

Before I can go deep in this topic, let me just describe the perks and drawbacks of both these kinds of money earning resources.


Finding Jobs


  • Guaranteed Check at the end of the month
  • You might not have to work in the late hours as sometimes freelancers have to in order to stay in the market.
  • You start earning from the first day of the job
  • No investment required to open an office, or buy some infrastructure


  • Have to stick with the schedule
  • Your boss can be bossy and nosy (and they usually are)
  • Can’t take a break or leave whenever you want
  • If you are really good, you won’t reach the top as rapidly as you might while being a freelancer.


Freelancer with Laptop

I don’t want to repeat everything, in short, the disadvantages of a job become the “advantages” here, and the advantages become the “disadvantages”.

Starting Your Career… The Right Way

When you are at the early stages of your career, regardless of the profession you have chosen, you must start off with a job, simple as that.

There are just too many reasons why I recommend this, let me point out a few.


Obviously the most important one would be to gain experience. When you are entering the mainstream corporate market, you should not only be equipped with bookish knowledge but also practical experience.  And as they say, even studies could not match the value of experience.


A job will not only polish up your skills, but it would also teach you teamwork and communication skills. It will guide you to be patient and determined. You will have competition in the job, this competition will teach you to perform your tasks, efficiently and quickly.

Who Should Become a Freelancer?

Whos Picture

If doing a job is such a good idea and it teaches you so many things for your on-work and off-work duties, why and when should one become a freelancer? Here’s the answer. Look at the list below which describes the qualities that in my opinion are necessary for a successful freelancer.


You need to be very enthusiastic, always looking up, aiming high and willing to work harder than anybody else to reach to top. Sitting alone doing nothing should make you angry with yourself.


A freelancer cannot be successful until he is a multi-dimensional personality. If you just good at one job, the one you do and not a good speaker, don’t have convincing powers and marketing skills and also leadership skills, somebody less talented than you might be more successful.

Best in the Business

There is no best, but you should be good at the job. If you bag some praise now and then and more than anything else, you feel that you are good at it and you enjoy doing it, then you are destined to be successful as a freelancer.

Making the Switch


This is the tricky part, if you are doing a job, you must not leave it before becoming somewhat successful. Take your freelance business as part time and don’t lose your focus from your job.

Another point is that you should consult with the people sincere to you, about the freelance business you are starting, but also remember that you should not try to make everyone happy. There will be suggestions that you will have to turn down. The recipe to disaster is to try to make everyone happy.


Start off with a job, don’t care about the money, care about the skill.

Explore yourself and find out that where would you excel, being a freelancer or doing a job.

If you are good to become a freelancer, then make the switch, but make it the right way.

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  1. Soan March 27, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    The article is nice but i was expecting something more. It is always a big decision and not easy to decide which way to go..and if you are in India, it is really difficult to follow your heart as there is no social security and hell lot of dependents to take care of…

    But yes, the points you have mentioned are valid and one should spark off the bug in his/her mind with them in mind. I am also at the same stage where i am just hanging between my job and a freelance work and still struggling to move out of job…
    Job is just like an opium…once you get habitual..it is really difficult to leave it.

    1. Tayyab March 28, 2011 at 1:11 am


      Thanks for the comment and considering the article useful. Would you please define the points I missed, I mean the things you were expecting and didn’t find.
      By the way, If job is like opium, I wonder what boss is like….

  2. Soan March 28, 2011 at 10:28 am

    Hi Tayyab,

    I did not mean anything offensive..Actually the article’s topic was very attractive for me and i was looking to have more insights and reasons which i am myself not able to think of…

    As i said i m i the same boat and dilemma of leaving my current job and jumping onto the self sustaining model, i am always on the look out for success stories and articles which motivate you to become an entrepreneur….

    There was nothing specific i was looking for but some more interesting and compelling pros and cons of becoming a freelancer would have added more value to the article.

    I hope you understand my point..

    1. Tayyab March 29, 2011 at 12:53 am

      Hey Soan,

      I know you were not offensive, in fact, you are one our precious readers who always comment and guide us to make the quality of Designzzz better. And we thank you for that.

      I completely understand your point now and our writers (including me) will now be focusing on success stories and such motivational articles. This is a valuable tip you’ve provided.

  3. Goldfish March 30, 2011 at 7:34 am

    Great article. I found that by, myself, being involved with both a job and freelance work a lot of the points you made came naturally as part of the both experiences. This is a great article for new designers.

  4. Tayyab March 31, 2011 at 12:03 pm

    Thanks a lot Goldfish! 🙂

  5. jack April 2, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    thanks a lot friend

    1. Tayyab April 4, 2011 at 1:22 am

      Thanks a lot for the comment, Jack!

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