How hard do you work?
Back when I worked for the man, I often spent time commuting to and from work thinking about how much freer life would be as a freelancer. After freelancing for a few months and after having started getting a decent client list, I found that rather than working less than I used to, I was in fact working much, much, much more.
Although there were some easy weeks, for the three years I freelanced I averaged a 60 hour work week and peaked one horrible, stressful week at just under 90. Admittedly I am what most would call a work-aholic, but even so I suspect that most freelancers work more than they did when they worked as an employee.
And so I thought I’d open up the floor to FSw readers to see if my experience was an anomaly or if most freelancers work harder than they used to. Leave a comment and let me know how you find it, and be sure to vote in the poll!
PS. On a sidenote, have a look at the sexy new PollDaddy skin that I made for FSw today, its erm.. very green