Seen from the perspective of a 9 to 5 job, freelancing is a dream came true. You get to wake up whenever you want, you can work in your pajamas, and there's no one to look over your shoulder pestering you about deadlines and nasty projects.
Furthermore, there is no work schedule and you don't have to leave the house when it's cold or raining. Who wouldn't want to live such a blissful life?
According to recent statistics, over 35% of the US workforce made the switch from a boring office job to a freelancing career.
But is it really this easy and exciting?
As it turns out there is a fine print you should read before taking any life-altering decisions. And, to give you an idea of what it's like to be a freelancer, below we put together a short guide to walk you through the process.