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Have you ever dreamt about making the leap and becoming a Freelancer? You’re not alone, many people have decided to take their future into their own hands in 2016.

In this blog post, Gorilla Accounting will look at 3 reasons why you should make the jump and become a freelancer in 2017. Utilising our vast experience of working closely with the flexible workforce we’ve highlighted just 3 reasons to get started:

1. Be your own boss

One of the main benefits of becoming a freelancer is that you are your own boss. You are in the driving seat of your own destiny and can call the shots. You are able to dictate how and when tasks need to be completed to reach set deadlines. The freelance route provides you with greater flexibility when working with multiple clients.

The increased flexibility will be a big factor in deciding whether or not you wish to become a freelancer. You will control your own work load and could even have the luxury of picking which contracts you want to take on or not.

It is also important to note that you are able to take holidays as and when you please, providing you are not working on a contract. This is because of the flexibility between working hours and contract length, you are also able to save in advance for any time off you may have.

2. Experience New Challenges

As previously mentioned, you will be able to decide what projects you take on. If you’d like to experience new challenges, you are able to do so at your own pace.

When you are in full time employment, you will be expected to work on tasks that you may or may not want to complete. You may not feel passionate about certain projects but if you are working for yourself, you will be able to ensure that you are enthusiastic about any project you work on.

3.Possibility of Increased Income

In some cases, those who are self-employed can earn more money than those who are in full time employment. Depending on what skills or service is in demand at one time, there will be a possibility for a significant increase in pay. It’s common for Freelancers and Contractors to command a higher rate of pay.

If you would like to find out more benefits of becoming a contractor or freelancer, give our New Business team a call on 0330 024 0406. Alternatively, you can email us at