A recent article, 3 Ways Flexibility Can Harm Freelancers by Choncé Maddox says that flexibility is one of the most awesome benefits of a freelancer.  You can set your own hours and decide when you work as long as you meet your deadlines. However, this kind of flexibility can somewhat harm freelancers.

Here are three ways flexibility can harm freelancers.

  1. Less time to work.

Nothing can stop you from falling off track with your work when you set your own schedule.  You can decide to go shopping in the middle of the day, have a two-hour lunch break, or take your pet to the salon. Yes, you can do whatever you want outside your work any time of the day. But if you abuse the flexibility and it becomes your habit, you won’t really have organized schedule that means less time for work.

  1. Too much time to work.

On the contrary, nothing can stop you from working seriously, even for extended hours, and you feel guilty for not getting everything done each day. You constrain to overwork yourself just because your schedule is flexible.

  1. Unable to finish other tasks.

If you’re enjoying flexibility too much and don’t have a dedicated work schedule, it can be frustrating when you never seem to be able to finish anything. Even if you’re good in meeting  client’s deadlines, you may feel disappointed if you’re unable to complete any other tasks for your business as you continue to procrastinate on them because you have no dedicated “office hours”.


As a freelancer, you need self-discipline and proper time management.  Try to establish a structured routine and some open schedule that you can follow in order to meet your goals. Enjoy the flexibility you have without taking it too far so it doesn’t harm your workflow and revenue. If you’re looking for shared office space or virtual office solutions in Denver, YourOffice Denver offers you a wide choice of office and workspace solutions: virtual office space Denver, meeting room access, and coworking office space Denver. You’ll have access to a complete array of office support and concierge services as well as state-of-the-art business technology.

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