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Artist Gwenn Seemel’s bilingual blog about all the faces she makes while painting faces and other things.

Security in freelancing / La sûreté de travailler pour soi-même

2011 . 07 . 25 - Comments / Commentaires (4)

Working for a company isn’t as safe as many people think and freelancing isn’t as dangerous either.

Travailler pour une compagnie n’est pas aussi prudent que l’on croit et travailler pour soi-même n’est pas aussi dangereux.

- For art or for money? / Pour l’art ou pour l’argent?
- In defense of the freelance life
- The starving artist and the sell-out

- Cultivating self-confidence / Comment cultiver la confiance en soi
- Dealing with rejection / Faire face au refus
- Momentum / L’élan

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(4) Comments / Commentaires: Security in freelancing / La sûreté de travailler pour soi-même

Dale Seachord...

but what about health insurance? True, you can get it on your own but the cost is so prohibitive that you’re forced to bring in enough per month to cover it as well as everything else. If you’ve some health issues that doesn’t help either.

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People who work for companies pay for health care as well, they just don’t write the premium checks every month! 

I work for myself, I have insurance, and I have chronic health problems.  The cost isn’t prohibitive usually, and when I had my surgery a few years ago I found funding through various organizations that give money to artists with health issues.

Bottom line: when you work for yourself you must have self-confidence and when you work for a company you must have confidence in the people running the company!

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Nice. Yes. And as a freelancer with chronic health issues I can adjust my work and exercise schedules to maximize my health, which is a different form of health “insurance.” It’s not less work, just different.

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@Carolyn: YES!  I would find it very difficult to stick to anyone else’s work schedule the way I feel most days, and, as you point out, the self-care that I can indulge in by working for myself is crucial to my health.

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