Today I've read these blog entries and they made me think.
I pretty much started freelancing out of art school and ten years later I still do it. On the one hand I'm still thinking: Is this really the right thing to do? Don't I need a job with a monthly paycheque? On the other hand I got offered very good contracts which I didn't sign. Yep, it's a tad bit schizophrenic.
My conclusion after these 10 years: As a Freelancer you are the king of the world or you are the only idiot in the room. The king and idot-situations happen frequently with unkown duration.
The first 2 rules for me are: First: If you get big chuncks of money - save them for not so good times and second: keep your fixed costs low (very important for me).
What do you think about the Life of a Freelancer?