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    Fulltime job or Freelancing, which one is better and why?


    Fulltime job or Freelancing, which one is better and why?

    What is your suggestion?
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    Fulltime is better, you'll focus to your business.
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    Originally Posted by samser_m
    Fulltime job or Freelancing, which one is better and why?

    What is your suggestion?
    With a full-time job, you will get benefits (which may be important to many), and you may have job security, which is also good for those worried about needing to know they have income coming in.

    With freelancing, there is no guaranteed income. However, as a freelancer, you can charge more per hour than you would make at a full-time job. (When first getting started as a freelancer, this will amount to less than what you would make at the full-time job.)
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    Both have their pros and cons. Fulltime means you can easily get roped into doing overtime everyday and working on weekends, "come on, it's for the team". Freelance is good if you can get consistant work but it can suck when things slow down.

    Working fulltime you don't really have to worry about your taxes since the company accountant will handle them whereas freelance you have to sort your own out or hire an accountant.

    Fulltime you usually have to get up at some early hour of the morning and start your get ready and go to work mantra. Freelance usually means you can get up at a reasonable hour and work to suit yourself, so long as you meet your deadlines.

    Fulltimers get paid vacation time and sick pay, freelancing means you've got to work that out on your own.

    Fulltime you tend to be part of a team or people whilst working freelance you often get seen as an outsider which can be a bit cold. That's not always the case though, sometimes in fulltime your team can be a bunch of wankers and working freelance doesn't always mean you're seen as an outsider, it really depends on how you and the fulltimers get along.
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    It really depends on your long term goals, and whether you can keep your self upskilled or if you'd need a company to put a training budget in place ...
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    I always invisioned being part of a firm meant more money, like lawyers kind of. Freelancing I invision as working at home in your PJ's eating pancakes worrying about the search query SQL statement not working :P. Anyway, my 2 cents is that I'd rather be full-time.
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    The best deal would be, working as a part time and doing freelancing

    Once you have a good freelancing hold ... leave the part time , you can earn far better working as a freelancer, also people should be aware of you and the quality of services you provide ...
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    Or as an alternative, you could just work full-time, then kind of retire, or just quit, then freelance. That way you can work when you have customers and relax when you don't.
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    OK, this is getting a bit out of hand, Game Yin, I appreciate you're young, but don't you find it a bit amusing where a '13' year old is giving advice to people who have to pay rent or mortgages ... think about it a little ...

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    Originally Posted by Axweildr
    OK, this is getting a bit out of hand, Game Yin, I appreciate you're young, but don't you find it a bit amusing where a '13' year old is giving advice to people who have to pay rent or mortgages ... think about it a little ...
    yes i agree with Ax , he seems to be elder than that ...
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    Hey, if Doogie Howser M.D. could do it...
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    Doogie Howser was an actor reading from a script ... let's leave it at that ...
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    Originally Posted by Axweildr
    Doogie Howser was an actor reading from a script ... let's leave it at that ...
    What?? I thought everything on TV/Internet was real!!
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    Exactly! If Doogie Howser was an actor then how did he perform all those operations? That's right, he couldn't of but since he did he must be a real doctor. So, leading us back to the original point; GameYin is in fact a professional guru and we should all feel lucky to be in their presense, I know my day is better for being aware of that.
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    Not quite 13 but I can still give my input. If he wishes to not take it then it then that's just him. I'm allowed to voice my opinion.

    1st amendment k?

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