The Benefits of Becoming A Freelancer And How It Can Make You Happier
Build that dream life you want by leveraging the opportunities of the digital age.
At the dawn of civilization, people worked alone (hunters and gatherers). Then people started working for their family (family shops), then for other people (projects and startups) and now for other companies or organizations (Apple and Facebook). We are now entering a new generation where people will return to work for themselves.
In a way, we are returning to the days when we were hunters and gatherers, but this time we have all the tools and technology at our disposal that make our ability to generate wealth limitless.
In a 2019 article by TINT, a content creation platform, it was mentioned that,
When it comes to the future of work, freelancers will be. The advent of technology has made it possible for more people to create their lives around their work. … Self-employment allows workers to meet three needs: the need for freedom about where the work is and how it is done.
We can agree to some extent that in the future, everyone will be working for themselves again.
In fact, you can see it now. Web platforms like Upwork and Fiverr allow you to achieve this lifestyle. There are more freelancers today than there were ten years ago and we are only at the limit of their final form.
Naval Ravikant, the modern equivalent of (Tech) Buddha, also the founder and investor of AngelList and other companies once said to Joe Rogan,
At the end of the day, we’re all founders. We’re all meant to work for ourselves. We’re not meant to go to nine to five jobs and be told what to do over and over.
He also mentioned how the information age reversed the workings of civilization. From working for ourselves to working for other people and companies, and now back to working for ourselves.
Perhaps, another exact example of history repeating itself.