Freelancers, do you feel as if people suspect you of being a layabout? We work just as hard as anyone else to pay the bills, and there’s a lot more to being a freelancer that most people don’t consider.
In a recent forum posting, someone mentioned they felt they received more respect when they called themselves a consultant rather than a freelancer. This struck me as quite interesting. Words have power.
Just yesterday, I received the distinct impression my next-door neighbor believes my boyfriend supports me; I get the feeling she thinks I don’t work at all.
I am wondering how other freelancers feel about this. I wonder if people think we don’t have a “real job”? Not that it matters what other people think, but I can’t help but be curious. In a world where people are losing their jobs every day, I have read recently that more and more people are choosing to be self-employed. How do you think this will change how people view freelancers? Readers, what are your thoughts on this?