Who doesn’t want to be his own boss, work the way one wants to and take the profit without any subtraction with other people. Along with getting opportunity of earning high income, working flexibility and ability to work from home, there is possibility of certain bad things which may get improve with bad effect in your carrier. Sometimes getting full freedom can lead you to wrong path gradually and as freelancer, you have to take that it doesn’t happen with you.
One has to look continuously for the new opportunities for work which is the biggest dis-advantage of working as freelancer web designer. In web design and development, there would be mostly work based on fix hours or task completion and once you are on the finishing boundary of specific task, there should be new job available for work so you don’t require sitting free for couple of days.
Due to freedom in behavior one can go as freelancer, there is possibility that you may lose some professional feature which you may have developed working in professional web design firm. That may effect on your regular habits on waking up earlier and regularity in other task as in company, you work on deadline compliance with other team member to complete the job in desire time.
Working as freelancer, you have to show off your skills and create brand name and blogging is the best option to achieve this. You should have your own blog where you share case study of your past web design projects, difficulties you get and solution and any other resources which helps you in completing your work. With blogging, you can create network of relevant people in your industry and can stay connected with them. You should make habit of blogging and must spend time for presenting your experience and skills thorough your post.
Working in professional New York Web design firm, you work with other people who may share some interesting stuff they found and you also have chance to communicate with other designer which keeps you updated about latest technology stuff and trends. Working as freelancer, it is challenge for you to keep yourself updated about current trends and technology on your own without any help from other designers. You should allocate some time after research each day to keep updated.
At last and most important, you should be able to report professionally to your clients and you should be aware of different tools for reporting and billing. In company, overall tasks of specific project get divided among people and you don’t require worrying about reporting and billing related issues. As freelance web designer, you are the single point of communication, execution and reporting for your clients and you must take care of it along with completing your job on time.
It is little difficult to follow all above points but not impossible, If you start following and spend some time on regular base.