The fears of being a freelancer or a coworker...

If you are an entrepreneur or self-employed, you will know for sure what we are talking about.

Why in horror films the main character always decides to go in a fearless way, and leaves the comfort of his house in the middle of the night to go somewhere else, alone and separated from his group of friends at the most terrifying moment? The answer might be the same to the reason we’ve decided to be freelancers in the middle of the always present economic crisis: adrenaline, filling alive, and knowing that one day you will be able to overcome Freddy Krueger and your worst nightmare: running out of customers . So, if you're one of us and you enjoy risk, keep on reading…


The shining. This is a terrifying light that appears through the crack of your blind at 7 o'clock in the morning when you haven’t been able to go to sleep yet. You know, if you are self-employed, you are a 24/7 worker.


The Hand That Rocks the Cradle . Obviously it is about those customers that give us so much fear. Little by little they start entering your life and, without realizing it, one day you find yourself answering WhatsApps at night and their calls during a Resurrection Sunday. The worst of all is that you do not get in exchange for the effort anything really profitable.


The Omen. It can be summarized with the typical phrase "I told you so". The worst of this terror is that the words come directly from one of your clients ...


The Blair Witch Project. Another classic. This fear is about those projects that never end, no longer profitable and that you cannot get rid of it. The best thing for these cases is to hire a paid assassin. Put a Dexter in your life.


Scary Movie. It is the face that you have left when a potential client tells you that the budget you have presented is too expensive ...


Friday the 13th. Those Fridays of the month that never let you reach the weekend. You know what we're talking about, don’t you?


Paranormal Activity. It is about those activities detected during some meetings with s client. It is about that moment in which he seems to know more than you. Did you hired me or did I asked for a personal teacher?


I Know What You Did Last Summer. It's very easy to answer ... Work, only work, and more work. We know you do not know anything about holidays.

The others. Who are the Others? The biggest enemy of any professional: those people that compete with you without having enough knowledge and for a very low price offer something “similar”.


The Walking Dead…. or should I say… The Working Dead. Easy to explain, work until you die knowing that you will not have a pension. This terror gets more intense when the months pass and you see that your client doesn’t pay your invoices…


Signs. This terror is directly related to your accountant. One day, suddenly you receive a signal, a client tells you that the taxes of your invoices of the hole year are wrong. That's when you ask yourself, shouldn’t my accountant have warned me about this? Where is he now, he is not answering may calls, may be, he has been kidnapped and is part of the Saw games


Scream. W.A.F!... shit.. me cago en…Nooooo!…. Why?!!! …etc…etc. They can come directly from your heart… but some times from those clients you should never let them hire your services.


The Exorcist. This terror usually arises at the end of each trimester. The head turns on itself at the time of presenting the VAT declarations, when you have to organize all the bills and see that, finally, your benefits are not real, that you’ve been working for your country… all goes in taxes...


Even though we are still many months away from Halloween , all freelancers terrors and fear are already here ... However, we encourage you to overcome your fears … despite everything we shouldn’t miss the best of life… that is living… so remember to enjoy the trip!

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