Iam a Freelancer and I don't recommend it to anyone

Adarsh gupta
4 min readOct 19, 2022

I made more than $1k in one year as an 18-year-old boy still…

A pic, Iam doing something foolish IDK

I started earning money on my own through freelancing.

But I don’t recommend doing it full-time.

Here are some thoughts that might help you with your career 🧵

The Story

I was broke actually, but yeah, how can a 17-year-old boy earn some 💵?

It was 2020, and then there was a lockdown, thanks to COVID.

First Few weeks, I spend time watching NetFlix (probably everyone)

But after a few days, I got “God’s Call” that I should not waste my time on entertainment purposes.

I started learning Web Development and after 6–7 months of building projects, I have a belief that I can do some good projects for others and earn some money.

The first option was applying for full-time jobs, But how can some company hire a guy who is 18 and has no previous “experience”

Freelancing was the only way for me.

I applied for a number of freelance gigs on Fiverr, Upwork, Freelancer, etc.

After a few weeks of rejection, I finally got an offer for $10.

I was super happy and told my MOM that I did it(was having a feeling of getting 1 Million Dollars lol)

After that, I managed to get orders of $10, $50, and at max $300.

After that, I was feeling overwhelmed by doing projects for a lower rate and having a hard time.

I was doing the same thing, and there was nothing new.

Creating projects -> Get paid and loop

In the long run, I decided freelancing was not good for me

With this in mind, I decided to take on projects that are beneficial to me. Those included learning something new.

Why don’t I recommend full-time freelancing?

This thought may be different and counterintuitive for you.

But for me, it’s not.

“Be Your Own Boss” is the worst thing that got into my mind about…

Adarsh gupta

Software Engineer | JavaScript developer | Technical Writer . Work with me? adarshguptaworks@gmail.com Connect with me? twitter.com/adarsh____gupta/