The Hard Truth of Freelancing and the Gig Economy

Freelancing is difficult, time-consuming and costly
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As a freelancer, I am often looking for work. Someone offered me a job that would have paid me $5 an hour. Of course, it was framed as something like: edit these 15 pages for $25. I asked my Facebook friends and family if I should take the job, and every response I got was affirmative. One of the sentiments expressed was that $5 was better than nothing. However, that’s not true, and there are good…