one kid jump kicking other standing in front of wall

There are plenty of freelancer blogs that talk about the advantages of working freelance instead of having a good old regular job. Yes, freelancing is great. But only a few blogs talk about the disadvantages of freelancing.

Like everything else in life, being a freelancer is a two sided coin. It has the good pros, the bad cons and even the ugly edge.

Mumbai Harbor with Taj and Gateway of India

It was a hazy November evening in Mumbai when I signed-off from my last ship. The year was 2011. As I made my way through the unmovable traffic to the airport, I had no idea what lay ahead in my future.

For the next few months, I was lost. There were many options in front of me; MBA, Civil Services, M.Tech etc. I had given every option a serious thought and still didn’t know what to do. The only thing I knew for sure was that I was tired of sailing.

Then in March 2012, amidst the melting snow of Shimla, I made a foolish decision; I decided to become a freelance writer.