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Pros and cons of freelancing or contracting

business tips to be a successful entrepreneurIf you are thinking of going freelance (or wondering why you did!) here’s our quick summary of the good and bad parts of freelancing or contracting at creative design agencies:

The pros

  • Freedom – you can be choosy about who you work for, vastly reducing a need for intense client managment.
  • Flexibility – you can set your working dates
  • Increased income – it’s likely you will either pay less tax, get a higher salary, or both
  • Control
  • Choice
  • Learning skills and tips
  • Networking – Working in different agencies will expose you to many new friend

The cons

  • Paperwork
  • No security
  • No employee benefits
  • Need to be proactive
  • Irregular income

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About GregDillon

Greg is the founder of strategy consultancy GD | Inspires and spends his days strategising for various design agencies and clients around the world - see more at He is also a prolific entrepreneur having launched - a website aimed at giving advice and insight to new, existing and veteran freelancers as well as commenting on all things strategic. Feel free to email him at: or follow on Twitter @StratTalking

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