The PROs and CONs of being a graphic design freelancer explained in one revealing animation that will settle the odds for good. Freelance graphic designers don’t have it as good as some people imagine, and this will become crystal clear after viewing the animation you’ll find inside the gallery.
The PROs and CONs of being a graphic design freelancer
PROs of being a graphic design freelancer:
- you are your own boss
- you have a lot of online opportunities to find work from home
- you can choose the projects you want to work on or not
- the pay is slightly higher than in other jobs that are available online
- you can work from anywhere in the world
- you can work at any time of the day, as long as you fit the deadline
CONs of being a graphic design freelancer:
- you have a lot of competition online
- there are a lot of freelancers that are willing to do a lot more for a lot less
- even if your designs (logos, presentations, graphic animations etc) are better than what other freelancers produced, most of the times employers will look at the pricing, and if somebody charges less than you do, you will probably not get the job
- most of the times, the terms and deadlines agreed upon with the employer are not respected
- at the beginning, not having any reviews on any online freelancing platforms will mean that you will probably have to work for peanuts, otherwise you will have no work at all
- although you are able to choose what project you want to work on, you’ll probably have to do a lot of work you don’t like, just to get a few paychecks in and a few good reviews
- not having an office and work colleagues could become depressing due to the lack of social contact
As you can see, there are a lot of PROs and CONs to being a freelance graphic designer, just like in any other profession, but fortunately, we can change the way the industry works and perceives our work.
Let’s spread awareness on this matter and make employers understand that our work needs to be respected and fully paid! We respect you, give us the same respect!