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Saifullah Usmani
Saifullah Usmani

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Freelancing kills learning?

Hi, my name is Saifullah Usmani. I am a Programmer and a Graphic Designer. I have been programming for almost 5 years now. And I have worked with several freelance clients.

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NOTE: This is gonna be a topic which you can disagree. It is just my personal opinion.

Do not start freelancing until your education period ends:

Well so many of you may be freelancing and I also have a series on how to be good in freelancing as a developer which got attention and also got featured in the top week's post but this topic is based on my personal opinion.

The reason I am saying this is because this takes your freedom of experimenting and learning new things. Your time becomes limited and you have a responsibility and then people also starts to depend on you.
This is the worst condition when you cannot do what you love to do with code. I love to code all day on my stupid ideas, create simulations games websites work with physics automation ML AI etc.
I want to learn all that fun stuff in much more detail.
But now I really don't have time to spend on them. Even if I do, it feels like I am wasting the time.
I can only do freelance work all day. Which is getting boring. Making only websites that my clients want. Making what they like.
So I am feeling not good about freelancing in general and this is the moment I started writing this post. I may be lacking motivation. But the thing is I don't need motivation to code I love to code. It is just the restriction that I don't want at this moment. So I am going to do something about it and I believe I will come up with a better solution to buy some time. I know time cannot be bought. It is just a metaphor but I want to turn it into reality.

I think this is the time to experiment and learn. Learn as much as you like and learn anything you like. Freelance is like a job and it restricts you. So don't go for money when it is time to learn. I am gonna give freelancing a pause and do the fun stuff I like. When I complete education I will start it again properly but till then I will only do it when I need extra money for something.
If you have any advice for me please write them in the comments. Do you think that my point is correct of using the education period to learn and not earn?

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