Relocation for a project? - a freelancer’s decision

28.06.2018

A lot of people get into freelancing because of its inherent flexibility. Being able to do what you do from anywhere in the world without having to go into the same old office every day sounds awesome.

We can all picture ourselves on a beach with a laptop at our side, sipping a refreshing cold drink. A lot of freelancers travel around and see the world while doing their job. Others find their joy in family, in being able to stay at home and take care of their children.

Those are two pretty opposite groups of people working the same kind of job. So we just had to find out – how many freelancers are willing to relocate for a project? We asked you, our community, and the answers show that there are those two co-existing species.

 

 

45 percent of you said they would definitely relocate for a project. Going to a different country is not a daunting task, it’s just another adventure! If that’s your job, all the better! There’s nothing like fun to make work feel like a hobby.

Very close behind that number comes the second group – 39 percent of the participants in the survey say they prefer working locally or remotely rather than moving with their job. Sometimes there is nothing better than the coziness of your own home.

Then there’s the third group, the hybrids. 16 percent of you said they were open to relocating, but there are geographical conditions to that decision. Those are the folks that would relocate inside their own country or continent but won’t necessarily pack their bags and fly across the world any time soon.

At the end of the day, whether you chose to travel or not, it is about knowing that you canif you chose to – and that’s what freelancing is all about! It’s all about opening up a thousand possibilities and allowing you to pick the ones that suit both your career and personal life.

Would you relocate for a project? Have you? Let us know your thoughts and experiences in the comments below!

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