Ok, I’m calling you out.
Why aren’t you freelancing?
You know you want to, you know you’re talented. So what’s stopping you from freelancing full-time or, at a minimum, on the side of your full-time job?
Today, I wanted to share with you two fascinating facts I recently stumbled onto in regards to freelancers and their cubicle counterparts:
I discovered them in the book (that I can’t put down) Book Yourself Solid by Michael Port.*
1. Freelancers make more money than cubicle-dwellers.
According to a study by Anne E. Polvika, “Full-time independent contractors earn an average of 15% more than their employee counterparts.”
2. Freelancers are more likely to make $75,000+ annually
According to a study by Aquent Partners, “[Freelancers] are twice as likely as W-2 workers to have personal incomes above $75,000 per year.
How’s that for motivation?
If that’s not enough to get you motivated, I don’t know what is.
Not motivated by money? Think about the extra time you can spend with your family doing things you enjoy with the extra money you’ll be bringing in. Think of the good you could do in the world with the extra money.
For freelancing, money has never been the point.
I don’t freelance to get rich.
But I do freelance to provide a better life for my family and to live life the way I want to. (Why do YOU freelance?)
Anyway, thought you might like a little bit of inspiration to bump you in the right direction today. Hope it motivates you as much as it motivated me!
*Note: As usual, links to Book Yourself Solid in this post are affiliate links and I get a few cents if you buy the book on amazon. I never recommend books I haven’t read (or are currently reading) and absolutely refuse to promote books I don’t believe will help you grow your freelance design business. If you click through and buy, let me know. I’d love to discuss the book with you.