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You prefer to be a freelancer as opposed to having a full-time remote job. Why is that?

Answered by Thibault Lemaitre, digital marketing consultant

In one sentence: I couldn't go back to a full time job, especially one in an office.

I started freelancing out of necessity: I was quitting a job and a role in which I was no longer fulfilled. But the only position I could find was as a contractor for a B2B SaaS foreign company. So in order to start working for them, I had to set up shop as a sole-trader. The first year, they were my only client. So if at any point they had decided to stop working with me, I didn't have any solution.

But that company was based in the US, and I was living in the UK at the time. When I started working with them, I told them I was planning to move back to France, and since everyone works remotely, from their own home, I could start with my own home office.

Things worked out however, and after the first year, people around me started noticing/remembering that I was freelancing and started asking about my services. That's when the ball really started rolling from there.

But to answer your question, I'm distracted by nature, and it's hard for me to stay working on a single task or project, so now that I'm freelancing, I'm able to spread my time across multiple clients and projects and this keeps me more motivated and excited than ever before: I need this diversity of tasks and skills!

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