Bangladesh is the 2nd Largest Outsourcing destination according to OII
Bangladesh is larger supplier of online labour for traditional outsourcing destination which is near to 16% of the workers. It’s clear that the idea of working for yourself over committing to an employer long-term is gaining popularity. Freelancing is increasingly a choice that people make in order to escape the 9-to-5 workday.
Thought It’s not without it’s risks, however.
Being freelancer is a tough step. I’ve been a freelance web developer for more than six years. I thought it’s the time to share my experiences to chose freelancing as a profession.
1. You have a skill
If you’re a writer or translator or developer or designer or anything. Then you have a skill that others need. Don’t underestimate your knowledge and talent. People need your expertise. If you’re good in what you do (No need to be best) , you’ll regularly have more work than you can handle.
2. You want flexibility
Do you love traveling? Do you want to spend time with friends or family? Do you fancy a day off?
Freelancing need not be a 9-5 job. While most projects will be contract base, you’re not an employee; if you’re not working, you don’t get paid. You’ll never need to complete an absence request form ever again!
3. Less discrimination
Your gender, age, race, looks, disabilities, location and education are less of issue in the freelance world. I wouldn’t suggest freelancing “solves” discrimination but it’s more important you can do the job. In freelancing, you’re a temporary worker and may never meet your clients. But you expertise will be counted.
4. Who needs a pension?
I mean, living comfortably in old age and not having to work until you’re 60?
Pah, over-rated. You decide 🙂
5. No Office politics
People nicking your ideas, taking credit for your work.
In Freelancing, even with a long-term contract, you’re still outside the normal company structure. You’ll rarely be invited to pointless meetings. You need never indulge in pointless office politics or power games.
6. You want to do what you love
Freelancers can concentrate on what they enjoy — presuming someone is willing to pay for that work.
7. Bye bye horrible bosses
And no having to brown nose senior management.
In, out, job done.
8. You want to live the dream!
Freelancers set their own rates based on factors such as the work, location, convenience, urgency, length of contract, company size, interest, etc.
But don’t under-value your services:
- you’re hired for a limited period — perhaps by the hour
- clients can terminate your work without notice or reason
- you’re not entitled to paid sick leave or vacations
- you’re worth it!
Become a reasonably successful freelancer and you’ll never want to enter the world of salaried permanent work ever again. What are you waiting for?…