Freelancing can be isolating. The flexibility of freelancing is a double-edged sword: on one hand,
a professional can make their own hours and work from anywhere.
On the other hand, a freelancer often works from home or at odd hours
– and it can be lonely to work in that kind of solitude.
Of course, loneliness can be resolved by going to a coffee shop to work or meeting up with
other freelancers for a coworking session. The more serious threat to a freelancer’s career
is the lack of professional development and mentorship that would otherwise
be available in a traditional office environment. It’s incumbent on freelancers
to seek out their own development and mentoring opportunities to continue
to grow professionally. Often, there’s no formal corporate ladder, no regular
one-on-ones, and no development benefits available to freelancers.
For a freelancer seeking professional development a…