Expectations VS Reality of Being A Freelancer [Comic]

When you start any new job, you bring to it your own set of expectations. The same goes for freelancing. If you decide to become a freelancer, what you picture may be just slightly different than the reality…


This comic was created by Safely Endangered for the Toggl Team – the people behind the world’s no. 1-time tracking app.

We do these comics to give you a mental break from your epic daily adventures – like creating an amazing product or trying to find your next great client.

Neato! What else have you guys done?

If you’re a freelancer, chances are you’ll like this comic where we explain freelancing problems with dinosaurs.

If you’re a developer, boy do we have some great stuff for you. We did this awesome comic about using different programming languages to rescue the princess from the dragon as well as this comic that theorized what might happen if programmers created the earth (spoiler alert: it’s not great).

You might also enjoy The Unicorn Startup Simulator – a highly realistic, profoundly immoral game about life in the gritty startup scene of Silicon Valley. We built the entire game during a weeklong team retreat in the Scottish lowlands (highlands were not good, terrible wifi).

Also, since a lot of our users work in development, we also have this handy guide explaining different development methods using cars.

Will you do more of these?

Oh boy, will we ever. We like doing these so much that we’ve started putting out a new one every Thursday. You can follow our blog, Facebook, or Instagram to keep up to date.

If you have any fresh ideas that we could put into a comic, do let us know in the comments below and we promise to add you as an easter egg when it comes out.

Until then – keep on trackin’!

May 24, 2018

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