Most of all, the freelancer does not have enough time, because very often the customer is interested in not quality, but the speed of execution. Timing, deadlines, and again deadlines, that’s what they have demanded and still demand from me. At the same time, the main feature of freelance marketplace. And just these living conditions, which at first inexperienced look, are beneficial, are a big obstacle. What can prevent me, an ordinary employee of the mouse and keyboard?
Firstly, there are interruptions in electricity and the Internet. Ordinary fan blackout can cause the loss of many hours of work. I have already solved this problem. I have a fairly powerful laptop, which I mainly work on. But you can approach the matter more circumstantially and make uninterruptible power supply units at home.
With the Internet the same trouble. In large cities, such as Moscow, it is difficult to stay without the Internet. And I, a simple freelancer from the province, often have to deal with the problem of disconnecting the Internet. Routine prophylaxis can make me and other poor freelancers rush around the city with a flashcard in search of Internet access in order to throw off the finished order to the employer.
For me, the Internet is not even air and not bread. These are rather my own hands. I solved this problem – I have a spare modem with a 3G tariff plan. If suddenly, the LAN is turned off, I can always pay for wireless Internet, which is slower but more universal.
It is also worth mentioning such a problem as the withdrawal of money … Personally, in order to withdraw money, I have to go to a bank on the other side of the city. The transfer lasts for three whole days, and the bank operates at a strictly defined time. Getting around this problem is easy! Personally, I buy goods on the Internet, and I take off my daily bread money according to plan, otherwise, I will have to borrow from friends.