Real talk. For people who are living an average life and not a luxurious one, the saying, “Do what you love even if it will not earn you much” is not totally ideal. Go and ask around. The truth is, most of the time, you will go for the practical, for the necessity, for the better, and there’s nothing wrong with that. You’re just being realistic.
There are numerous jobs today, and it’s not that easy to choose and apply for what’s in line with the courses you took in college, with the degree you finished and also with previous experiences at work. In times you are still unsure and undecided, you can check out online freelancer jobs!
First of all, if there’s any notion going around about online freelance jobs being less helpful than full-time jobs, please disregard them. Many are underestimating online freelancers when in fact, many of them are pocketing loads of money from their good work. Moreover, nobody has the right to degrade anyone’s decent job, regardless if it’s full-time or freelance and if it’s offline or online!
There are companies looking for online freelancers to work as writers, digital artists, educators, translators, subtitlers, voice-overs, and many more! Countless opportunities indeed. To enlighten you more, check out this list of 10 advantages of online freelancers that will make you want to be one!
 WORK FROM HOME. BE AT HOME.
You don’t want those dragging hours inside the office when you will just wait for the time you have to leave for home? Online freelancers don’t get that feeling! Why? Because they can work from home. They do!
If you are an online freelancer, you can be as comfortable as you want while working since you are just inside your abode! Most of the time, you don’t need to dress up anymore. If you should do so for a video meeting, then you can just wear a decent top! Who’d know you’re wearing pajamas! People won’t know whether or not you took a bath and brushed your teeth.
What’s more, you can be with your family as you earn to help them too. You are not just at home but also with your home.
 BE ANYWHERE WHILE EARNING.
When you are not at home though, you can still work if you are an online freelancer! This is a big boon for you if you want to breathe in some fresh air that’s coming not just from your home office’s window, if your house is under construction or if you just want to unwind while working.
Inside a coffee shop? In a library? In your friend’s house? In a park? Just bring your device and make sure you have a proper Internet connection, and you’re going places! That’s both literally and figuratively!
 GRAB A SNACK ANYTIME.
Sometimes, for full-time office workers, eating is sacrificed just to finish their tasks. Also, when the supervisors are around, they couldn’t just have quick bites freely and confidently because of the fear of being called out.
Unlike them, online freelancers can grab a snack anytime. Setting the lunch hours is a personal choice! That’s as long as there are no video call meetings where the camera cannot be turned off even for a moment!
 ENOUGH AND CONFIDENT SLEEPING.
Of course, this does not equate to oversleeping and setting work aside. Nope!
Online freelancers get enough sleep as they please, and that’s even in between the projects they do. Even if they have midnight or overnight online jobs, still they can choose to rest during their vacant times and out-of-work hours. One of the reasons is that they can choose to set their own schedules for accomplishing the client’s requests.
Since they don’t waste time stuck in heavy road traffic, just working from home, they have reserved time for getting enough proper sleep.
Compared to full-time office workers, they get fewer head bangs due to sleepiness. And even if they do sleep unintentionally while working from home, nobody sees them aside from their family, so it’s no big deal at all!
 OUTDOOR EXPENSES ARE REDUCED.
Unless you leave the house and choose to work somewhere else for an online freelance job, you are just at home. Meaning, no transportation fees, and charges! You often eat homemade food and snacks, so there are fewer chances for fast food and expensive restaurants. Hooray for reduced outdoor expenses!
 CHOOSE CLIENTS FREELY.
Online freelancers can see what employers require because of job postings. They can choose which clients to accept and projects to take. They can scrutinize the drafts and plans set by the potential clients and see their requests and attitudes too. Being able to do those gives them the power to discern whether the client and the project are suitable for them.
So if you’re an online freelancer, and you do not like how an inquiring client is being rude and very demanding, not worthy of the price they set for the project, you can reject them. Good riddance.
 SETTING OWN RATES
In most cases as an online freelancer, you may set your own rates. Per hour, per project, per word or output? Whatever it is, you can list your own, so when a client asks, you have something to present. Communication is easier.
Moreover, being able to set your own rates enables you to be paid for what you believe is worth your time, knowledge, and efforts (plus credentials!). It’s fair and square for you who works hard to achieve the best results for your clients.
 TAX DEDUCTION BENEFITS
Freelancers can save on tax dues when they are claiming the benefits they are entitled to.
Tagged as assets are all the materials and equipment required for online freelance work. As they are used, depreciation occurs to their values. A deduction from the yearly tax can be claimed through a small portion of the values of these assets. Find out how rates and methods of depreciation vary for the types of assets you own and utilize as a freelancer. In that way, you will know the number of tax deductions you can profit from them.
Freelancers also benefit tax deductions from location rentals, money spent on client meetings, and contractual projects.
 AVAILABILITY FOR MORE THAN ONE JOB.
You can be a jack of all trades as an online freelancer as long as you are qualified for the jobs you are willing to take. This means more earnings, savings, and learning as well!
 BE YOUR OWN BOSS.
Take a look back at this list. If you are an online freelancer, you can choose your workplace, eat anytime, sleep better, lessen daily expenses, accept and reject clients, say your rates, get tax depreciation benefits, take more than one job.
Online freelancers got no boss, no management, no company over them. If you are one of them, then your boss is yourself. This works for people who prefer working under nobody. Though there’s a client to please, still, you have more power than when you are tied to someone’s authority and fixed regular payment while inside their office building.
In this present time, the advancements of technology and the Internet really have enhanced work opportunities and conditions. The presence of online freelance jobs and workers can attest to that.
Truly, online freelancers gain a lot from their work! Of course, with wise strategies to choose clients, set rates, organize their own home office, manage to work anywhere, and perform productively, they do reap a lot of perks!
Of course, don’t forget that you need digital devices and equipment to work online! With them and the skills and knowledge that you have, you can make use of all these whenever, wherever, and however, to make a decent and worthwhile living! Online freelancers know how and why!
Nicole Ann Pore writes pieces that cater to people’s need for information regarding business, taxes, investment, and financial planning. For many people, there are unknown and unclear things regarding those subjects, so she aims to give light to those that are often not talked about as well. Nicole is a daytime writer for Depreciator, an Australian-based company specializing in tax depreciation schedules. | Nicole graduated Cum Laude from De La Salle University-Manila, the Philippines with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Arts.