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What would make you quit freelancing?



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What would make you quit freelancing?

Is there one event or situation that might cause you to quit your freelancing work? For instance, let's say that you got horribly scammed by a buyer who would not pay, would that be enough to make you want to quit? Would time limitations cause you to quit freelancing?

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anwebservices

Hmm i never actually thought about quiting freelancing. Like any other business it have it's own ups and downs but still not so stressful like some other types of business. I owned my coffee shop years ago as well as some other businesses and with all stress we get as freelancers, it's still nothing in compare to having shop. So i like it as it is now and i feel comfortable. And that's advantage of FREEDOM as FREELANCER.




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Lynne

I had an online shop and that was stressful! I can just imagine how stressful a coffee shop would be!

I'm sure freelancers get a lot of grief from clients, but still you are ultimately working for yourself, setting your own hours etc.

I have been asked by a few people to write for their websites and I said no. I just don't want to deal with people much. Yes I deal with people a little bit, but as a blogger it is all my own terms. I want to write about what I want to write about, not topics given to me.

I don't think I could ever go back to working for someone else again.




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anwebservices

Well in your own shop (like coffee shop for example) we need to deal with customers, different taxes, GST taxes, different inspections, many different insurances, banking, book keeping, high bills, different suppliers and soooooo many other things which you can forget as freelancer, specially on marketplace it's much simplified in compare to physical business store




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augusta

No I don't think I will even quit,when bills never stop coming in.I'm trying not to get a regular either so for now I don't even think about quitting for anything.




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Everett

I've always wanted to own a little coffee shop of my own. However, the costs of starting up a coffee shop is very expensive. I've done research in the past and to open a coffee shop for me would cost about $50-100k. Now if I were to get the money to open one and freelance on the side, this would most likely cause productivity issues. It's very hard to run your own business, and freelance on the side. If your business is the same as the freelancing work you do than it may not be as hard. What are some issues you faced with your business and could you get time to actually freelance on the side, or would you have to choose between the shop and freelancing?




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anwebservices

Oh i was not very active with freelancing at that time, i choose only jobs well paid and do it after work as i can. It was good fun to have own coffee shop with regular clientele and i was enjoying it, but year after year there is more and more regulations which push you to spend more money on something that you not selling so i decided to sell the business. But it was one good experience with some good memories to have What would make you quit freelancing?




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ajlancer

Hi Beverly thanks for your nice question regarding quit freelancing. I have started freelancing career more than 7 years from now and before 7 years I have started land business and I do couple of years and I also successfully do some business but I could not deal properly due to some deceiver clients and eventually I have to leave that business away. And that situation influence me to come other sector and eventually I become a freelancing job. I feel very comfort as a freelancer and I do not need to get such stress and risk. No hassling problem and no haggling problem. It is just awesome feel as a freelancer

Thanks by Ajlancer




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idealmike

Winning the lottery would do it! Anything around £1,000,000 would be enough to make me quit. I'd just live off the interest. Or even something smaller. But since that is not very likely, if I started some sort of business or website that took off and made me the same sort of money it would probably be enough to put an end to me life as a freelancer. Or it might not, I may still do it but only for really prestigious clients or something. And just in my spare time for the rewarding factor of it. But giving it up for good could mean a lot of money that I could loose out on. Even though if I'd won the lottery or had a business that was bringing in a substantially large amount each month/year. I'd still probably go after that extra money. Call me greedy but you can never have enough as you never know what's around the corner!

Getting horribly scammed wouldn't put me off forever. It might make me think about it and probably effect me personally for a while. But I wouldn't let it defeat me else they would have doubly won then? And I know that there are also many many genuine people out there as well. So I would probably just end up sucking it up, putting it down as a loss and carrying on trying to get genuine clients to work for.

Time constraints would be a big factor though as everything comes down to time. If you don't have the time to do your freelance work due to other things in your life taking up your time whether it be your family, your new family or other work you have to do. Then it makes it harder to put in the hours that are needed as a freelancer to get peoples work done. So if I didn't have the time to do it that would make me not do it as some things in life are just much more important! What would make you quit freelancing?




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Everett

I've played the lottery before, didn't win. I never even got a single number that matched with the winning numbers. However, what would make me quit freelancing is if it was somehow regulated by a government agency or something. Or they decided to put laws on freelancing such as needing healthcare, or paying a fee of some kind other than the common tax fee on earnings. I like freelancing, as it does give you a sense of freedom. Sure it may be stressful however in the long run that stress eventually pays off.




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hitmeasap

I would probably put my freelancing career to an end if I somehow ended up losing more than I could afford.. Every business has it's ups and downs and I've been through both good and bad times before. And I'm still standing.. But if I frequently would start to lose money each and every week or month, no matter what kind of changes I did, I would probably just let it all go.. I think so at least.

As a freelancer, especially in darker times, you'll need some skills to evolve and come out at the top, and until this very day, I've always managed to pull through these dark times.. But in case I wouldn't be able to do so.. Well.. Then I guess it would be Game Over.


Best Regards,
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MasterA

Ages ago, I considered giving up freelancing when I didn’t get much business and it was very stressful. It just seems like it was impossible to get anyone to purchase my service, no matter how hard I advertised. I then got some advice from other freelancers and they told me that I should be patient and they told me how I could change to get more business and I did indeed got more business and after that, things got better and I am glad I didn’t give up. From then onwards, whenever, I do something, I always do it until the end and never give up and I really want to tell people that you can succeed if you don't give up but you won't if you do give up.




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idealmike

That's great MrA! Yes there is much method in the madness. Sometimes all it can seem like is just pure madness. But if you're determined and try try again, you can turn it around which you have done. That's the sort of attitude I take on things sometimes like if it doesn't work as expected, I'll try again, and again and again until I've made doing it worth doing or managed to see some success from it because I don't like to be defeated, I was born to succeed. Failure is a part of winning though sometimes. Because without failure there can be no learning sometimes. It's learning why you failed and then not making the same mistake again that counts though isn't it!? What would make you quit freelancing?




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EliteWriter

I think I have got addicted to it. Not in a bad way, but it fills a substantial part of my day and I could not imagine life without it now that I have been doing this for about 8 years. I love it and apart from being work it is also like a hobby to a certain extent as I enjoy doing it in reality. I love writing and the fact that I can put my writing skills to good use while serving diverse needs clients have gives me satisfaction and fulfillment. I think I would keep at ti no matter what.




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Everett

Freelancing surely keeps you busy, that's a given. I believe in the future everyone will be considered as a "freelancer" or in some aspect a "freelancer". The internet is so powerful you can earn a comfortable salary, without ever leaving your front door, in the privacy and security of your own home. There are some downsides but there is downsides to almost anything.

If you were just a local writer, you probably wouldn't have the diverse clients you were mentioning. We as freelancers are given the ability to connect with clientele from all areas of the globe, and that is truly amazing.




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TommyCarey

I don't see myself ever stop working online. Now if I won the lottery I'd definitely stop offering services to clients and start making a super awesome website that I like and others will too. I'd make money from ad revenue over time, it would probably be a huge loss for the first 10 years but eventually it would work out, or I'd sell it lol What would make you quit freelancing?

I've been scammed before, and it really sucks, but it hasn't stopped me from working online as a freelancer. If you can't get over a hurdle, you should never have gotten in the race in the first place ;)

Learn from you mistakes and look back at them as something you aren't going to do again in the future What would make you quit freelancing?




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Barida

I've not got a clue on what is going to make me quit freelancing anytime soon. Imean this is like an offline business where you make mistakes every passing day and learning from those mistakes is a sure way to go about making it online. So, I will have to careful to make it as a freelancer online.




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vinaya

I will never quit freelancing, I may take a break from freelancing, but never quit freelancing. The only thing that will make me quit freelancing is the unavailability of jobs. If there are no jobs, how could a freelancer survive? The second thing that could make me quit is poor income. If I cannot manage to earn enough, there is no point in hanging on.




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Corzhens

One thing that is pushing me to quit my freelancing work is not the low earnings but the low rating that I get from forum admins. It is very discouraging to be rated way below par. It's really disheartening for my good works to be disregarded by the low rating given by irresponsible people. Pardon me for this rant. I am just being honest. That rating people's work should have a clear set of guidelines and should not be left to the taste of people.




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vinaya

This is a common problem in forum posting. As a freelance writer, you will have to look for other avenues as well. perhaps, starting your own blog will be a better idea. If you don't want to spend on self-hosted blog, you can try free blogging platforms or start publishing on niche content sites like Hubpages.




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mildredtabitha

Being scammed online will be one bad experience that won't convince me to quit freelancing.

I might quit freelancing if my offline life demands much of my time. If I get a good offline source of income and a happy little family of my own, I might quit freelancing completely or still continue with it.

To be honest I love writing but spending hours on the screen is what I don't like. So I want to do freelancing offline too.




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