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12 Things That Drive Freelancers Crazy

"I chose this lifestyle. I chose this lifestyle. I chose this lifestyle." The next time something gets under your skin, remember this: You could be stuck in an office.

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1. Not getting regular email responses from the client you're dealing with...

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*Radio silence*

2. ...but then being expected to drop everything at a moment's notice to take care of an edit.

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It's almost like being roped into working like a 9-5er, without the good pay.

3. Or getting a project that has an insane deadline, meeting it, and then having your client say the project got pushed back.

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😒

4. When a client expects that you can read their mind.

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"Hold on, I'm picking something up on my possums."

5. Figuring out how to get new clients regularly.

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"Is this what LinkedIn is for?"

6. Being judged based on your age.

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"My age has nothing to do with my experience. I'm not a dumb baby!"

7. Having to justify your prices and haggle over money...

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This isn’t a yard sale, bud. Fees aren't negotiable.

8. ...and never knowing when the next paycheck is a-coming.

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The struggle is REAL.

9. Your taxes.

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*Makes sure to keep great records*

10. Doing a job you reallllllllllly don’t want to do, having bills to pay...

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Which is honestly a painful double whammy.

11. ...and deciding when it's OK to say "NO" to a project.

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Pro tip: You can say no to favors.

12. The most irritating thing of all: hearing your friends and family say you don’t have a real job.

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That just stings. 😢

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