Eps 9: Corporate vs Freelance

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Today is the cost-benefit analysis of working in a corporate setting versus working for yourself

 

 

 

Corporate

Positives

  1. Constant income
  2. Relatively Consistent work schedule
  3. Work stays at work
  4. No working cost
    1. Computer
    2. Monitors
    3. Random supplies

Negatives

  1. Work for someone else
    1. Answer to a boss
  2. Work looks the same ~ no change in scenery
  3. No matter how much or how hard you work you are stuck at a salary or hourly wage

Self employed /start up

Positives

  1. Create your own hours
  2. Ability to work on the projects you want to work on
  3. You can charge what you want

Negatives

  1. No set schedule, work follows you
    1. If you don’t work you don’t get paid ~ can make for long work days
  2. Equipment costs money!
    1. Computer, software, extra monitors, peripherals
  3. You are responsible for finding your own work

 

final thought

 

 

 

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