Stereotypes about freelancers
Freelance - really complex industry. In addition to the problems that you encountered during operation, there are other difficulties, such as the attitude of other people to freelancers.
Stereotyping is a tribute to the community, where the same without them. Of course, some of them "based on real events", but there are those that go far beyond reality. Chances are you have been exposed to any stereotypes about freelancers.
Freelancers - singles
Some believe that the majority of the time freelancers spend on the computer, so they have no friends. In fact, they also find time to communicate, because they need it far more than office workers.
Freelancers do not get enough sleep
This is partly true, because most freelancers prefer to work at night. But do not forget that everyone is different and each individual schedule. Of course, there are times when freelancers are just overwhelmed with work, but this does not happen every day.
Freelancers rarely take showers
You can laugh or angry, but so did many people think. People believe that freelancers spend all the time at work and follow the personal hygiene is not included in their plans.
Freelancers work for food
Many freelancers are earning quite well, it all depends on the professionalism and demand. You can earn enough or even more than you expect, if you are a good person.
In freelancers health problems
Because freelancers are malnourished, do not get enough sleep, do not exercise, and spend a little time outdoors. Freelancers - hard-working people, but it does not mean that they do not care about their health. Some freelancers are good at what he does, and at the same time look after their health.
Freelancers are not suitable for office work
Some believe that freelancers are those people who do not take a job at the company. Many freelancers - experienced and qualified professionals, but they prefer to work for themselves and to dispose of time. They have even more experience than the majority of people who work on postoyanke.
Do not freelancers in order nerves
It is believed that freelancers are in order to protect themselves from stress, since it is possible to choose projects, customers, work time, and so on. D. In fact, most freelancers have iron nerves, as they often have to redo all dozens of times and listen to all the "fancy" customers about the design.
To work freelance easily
It is not true that freelancers working several hours a day and do nothing. Many believe that the design can be created by pressing a couple of buttons in Photoshop. Freelancers often work far more than ordinary people (many of 12-15 hours per day).
Freelancers drink coffee tons
This is perhaps the most plausible stereotype. Indeed, it must be confessed, many freelancers suffer a coffee addiction, especially if you prefer to work at night. But there are those who do not drink coffee, and green tea, for example.
Try to ask freelancers, as they relate to their work. Most likely, they will tell you that it is absolutely happy, because I make a living love. They do not need to constantly listen to superior orders. And yet, they can decide when to work, have fun and travel.
Freelancers focused on money
Of course, the money needed by all, and freelancers are always worried about the payment, since they are not immune to the fact that they cheated. They are engaged in the design, for example, and in his spare time. You know at least one accountant who would be checked against the table on the weekends, simply because he likes it?
Some of these stereotypes about freelancers can seem to someone funny or unpleasant. And with some stereotypes have come across you? Write to us about them in the comments.