13 GIFs Only Freelancers Will Understand

As any freelancer will tell you, freelancing can be a bit of an emotional rollercoaster. And what better way to document that rollercoaster than through everyone’s favorite internet staple – GIFs?!

1. When there’s been no work for a while

Every freelancer’s suffered through dry spells where it seems no one on this celestial plane wants to hire you. It’s guaranteed to be a delightful experience.

Luckily, you can always rely on your friends and family for sympathetic comments…

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And best of all, you get to repeatedly explain “that’s not how freelancing works“…

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2. When you’re asked to do a project for “exposure

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3. When you pitch on a well-paid, interesting project

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4. Then landing said project and being totally chill about it…

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5. And daydreaming about all that money you will soon have

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6. Until the realities of project management sink in

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7. When you think you’re done but the client thinks otherwise

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Because who doesn’t love revisions?

8. As you realise the deadline is nigh

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9. Finally finishing the work at 4:37am

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10. When the payment is officially late

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11. The beautiful moment when you get paid

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13. Well…until the next dry spell hits

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Becca is the Marketing Executive at Twine. She loves literature, music, film and make-up. She spends a lot of time complaining about the mismatched angles of her winged eyeliner and stalking drag queens on Instagram. Otherwise, she’s helping Joe by writing blog posts and keeping Twine’s social media running.