Guest post by Arba.
Content writing is emerging as one of the most in-demand internet based careers. With thousands of websites and blogs being launched every day, online business is always in a frantic need of sound writers. If you are good at writing, and you are not charging insane charges for an article, there is plenty of work for you on the web. It’s up to you to decide, if you want to work from home or as an in-house writer.
Both of these options have their own pros and cons and though some may love the idea of working at home, others may find it extremely hard to manage. If you are an aspiring writer, and confused about working as a freelancer or as an in-house writer, this post will surely help you to decide.
Reasons to Choose Freelancing Over In-house Job
Since content writing is an internet based job, you can work anytime, from anywhere, for anyone as long as you have computer and of course, an internet connection. You can churn out as many articles as you want from the comfort of your home and earn a pretty good amount. Here are some benefits that freelancing offers over in-house jobs.
- Freedom: You don’t have to drag yourself to the typical 9 to 5 routines. No stress of having a hectic routine of running around, getting dressed, having breakfast or sitting on a hard and painful office chair the whole day. You love your couch don’t you?
- Multiple Jobs: If you can manage, you can decide to work with multiple companies and clients, instead of being forced to stick with just one. The best part? No one has to know.
- Being with Your Family: If you have a parent, a spouse, or a child you cannot leave alone at home, then freelancing is the best option for you. You can work, while also being able to spend some time with them, without having all sorts of worries going around your mind.
- Lifestyle Flexibility: Yes. You can sleep anytime you want, eat anytime you want and go out any time you want (as long as you are meeting all deadlines). Do you get that at an office job? NO.
- Earn More: An office job can give you a fix salary every month, however with freelancing you can always earn more if you know how to manage and distribute your time evenly.
Reasons to Choose In-house Over Freelancing
Remember freelancing is not all fun and relaxation. You do have to meet client deadlines and you must also know how to be responsible and dedicated to your work, if you want to earn a good reputation and of course, income. In case you don’t have a suitable environment for freelancing, you would consider the following benefits of working in an office.
- Fixed Routine: Are you somebody who prefers and organized fixed routine? As compared to the full 18 hours a day that freelancing can keep you involved, do you like to start working from 9 and ending at 5? If you do, then an office routine is just perfect for you.
- A Proper Work Environment: Sometimes a home environment is not the perfect place to work. Family members may constantly disturb you while there may always be some kind of interruptions going on (if you are not stern about your work timing even at home). The office provides an ideal workplace, with a professional environment to utilize your skills.
- Social Recognition: People would scoff at you or would never take your work seriously if you’re a mere freelancer. Unless you have your own business in place, No one will take you seriously (except maybe another freelancer). Working in a professional environment will not only hone your skills but it will also provide you with a good social standing. If you have a social life, this is definitely important.
- Career Development: Working in an office, you can always have a shot at a better career opportunity; content marketing manager, content consultant, and so on. Working at home, it would be hard to actually go up the ladder of career advancement.
- Social Network: When exposed to an office environment, you will be meeting a number of people who can help you grow in your career. You are open to the world and to new developments; something which staying at home doesn’t allow you to experience.
the end of the day, it all depends on your own needs and career goals. If content writing is not your preferred career, you can always be a part time freelancer. If however, you are serious about the writing as a career, you must try and get some exposure from in-house jobs. You can attempt to manage both, a full time in-house job and some part time freelancing tasks, if you have the time, energy and dedication. Whatever you choose do make sure that it helps you in your financial endeavors as well.
So What Do You Choose?