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How being a Freelancer Saves you Money

There are many benefits of being a work at home freelancer. One that I do not talk about nearly enough is how much money it can save you. For many, saving money is a way of life. Even if you have a lot, saving is still something that can be fun. Fortunately, as a freelancer of any kind you will get to see what this is all about.

How do freelancers save money? Well, here are three ways:

1. Food. When I worked in an office I would stop for coffee and lunch everyday of the week. While I was only spending $7 or so, over the course of a month this would add up to roughly $140. I may not have noticed at the time that this was a lot of money, but looking back it is hard to imagine I was doing this. Now, anytime I want a snack all I have to do is head to the kitchen.

2. Gas. This one is obvious, right? With gas prices remaining high it goes without saying that you will be able to save a lot of money in this department. Another example from my past: I used to fill up once per week when working as a sales manager. Now, I fill up just about once per month. Again, this is a savings of more than $100.

3. Time is money. This may not be a direct way of saving, but it is something to consider nonetheless. How much time do you waste everyday at your office job? This can include anything from mingling with co-workers to sitting in traffic. It is probably quite a bit. Time is money. The better you manage your time the more money you can earn.

As you can see, being a freelancer can save you money in many ways.


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