Freelance Web Designer

Pros of being a Freelance Web Designer in Sydney

You can be your own boss – Being your own boss can be a great thing. You make your own hours… you answer to yourself and you choose which clients you work with. Being a freelance web designer means you also have to be very disciplined. You need to push yourself to get the work done, but also make sure you aren’t overdoing it, and working all hours of the day and night. Most freelance web designers I know suffer from the latter! Taking regular breaks and finishing at a reasonable hour is as important as making sure you start work in the morning and don’t slack off.

You can choose your clients – Being able to choose the client you work with means that, most of the time, you are working on jobs that you enjoy. I’m sure most web designers have worked for a client they just don’t click with. It makes for a long, tedious process during the project and is not fun to work on. A web designer and their client should have an understanding that they’re working together. If they are constantly bumping heads and clashing on ideas, it will make the job hard to work on. So, my point is… as a freelance web designer in Sydney, you don’t have to work for those clients. Choose clients that you will enjoy working with. This way you enjoy your work, create a better design and the client gets a better result.

You can charge what you want – This statement is not totally true… you can only charge what you’re worth and, more to the point, what the client thinks you’re worth! However, if you are a skilled designer you have the freedom to charge clients what you are willing to work for. Some jobs may be tedious and not very enjoyable to work on, so, charge more for those projects than what you would for something that is exciting for you. It’s totally up to you.

You have creative freedom – Having creative freedom is vital when working on a project, as every freelance web designer should know. Design comes from within and it is all left to interpretation by the viewer. You need to have freedom to create something from nothing as you see it. Being your own boss means you don’t have any marketing department or micro manager analysing your every move. You are free to design to your hart content.