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2. Freelance Writer
Freelancers don’t always pull in the same kind of paychecks that their more technologically inclined brethren do, but what they lack in earning power they make up for in flexibility.
Freelance writers are able to take on projects more or less at their own determination, working when and how they want – whether it be from a quiet study at home, a busy, well-lit coffee shop, or even a beach if the wifi signal is strong enough. The freelance profession is not limited to writers, either.
Designers, illustrators, and even coders and web architects are going the freelance route for the freedom of creating their own schedules and the joys of being their own bosses.
An attorney, even one employed by a big law firm, enjoys a great deal of professional flexibility. It’s partly a necessary fact of the job – lawyers need to be available for their clients’ needs, but are also responsible for setting up court dates and other appointments outside the office, and so can’t be held to a strict timeline or a 9-to-5 schedule.
Attorneys who own their own firms, of course, have an even more flexible schedule. In this case, however, it’s the type of flexibility that comes at a price – you are able to set your own hours, but you are also building your own brand, so the less you are around to promote yourself, the less business you will be able to find and retain.
How flexible is your job? Are you seeking greater job flexibility in the future?