5 Freelancing Myths Debunked

Chloe Brooks
The Covailnt Blog
Published in
6 min readMar 14, 2019

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Don’t believe everything you hear about the future of work

If you’ve read anything about business or employment recently, you may have noticed that freelancing has become a hot topic. That’s because more than 1 in 3 Americans freelanced in 2018 alone, a number that’s been steadily rising for the past few years.

Unfortunately, freelancing’s sudden rise in popularity has brought with it some pretty persistent myths. And since we at Covailnt have made it our mission to help freelancers run their businesses better, we’re dispelling a few of the biggest myths we’ve heard below. Which ones have you heard?

Myth 1: Freelancing isn’t a real business

One of the biggest misconceptions we hear is that freelancing isn’t the same as running a “real business” — it doesn’t count if you’re the only employee.

The truth is that you need exactly the same skills to be a successful freelancer as you need to successfully run any other type of company.

As a freelancer, you’re responsible for all of the same duties as any other CEO. You still have to set your pricing and manage your hours. You still have to market your business to bring in new clients and you still have to pay your vendors (like programs you use or other contractors you hire). You still have to…

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Chloe Brooks
The Covailnt Blog

Helping you heal and prevent burnout with the #AntiBurnoutLifestyle. More about me: www.chloerbrooks.com