The biggest misconception about freelance work, generally, is that it puts you in control of your own time. The most common (and appealing) selling point of being a travel blogger -- or “digital nomad” (ugh) -- is that it allows you to kiss your 9am-5pm job goodbye and do whatever you want.
Actually, nothing could be further from the truth. Sure, on certain days or certain weeks you can choose your own hours, but the reality of freelance life is that you work just as hard (or harder) and you often can’t choose your own hours. As a freelancer, the fact is you don't always know where the next paycheck is coming from. You tend to accept whatever decent project happens to come your way. You sometimes over-commit, and when that happens, that old 9am-5pm job starts to look pretty good.