But that doesn't make them any less interesting/funny. Freelance Switch has written up the top 10 reasons you should quit your job and become a freelancer. Some of the highlights:
- Because the only time you should be in a cubicle is when you’re in a restroom
- Because commuting to a freelancer means moving from your bedroom to your study
- Because for freelancers casual fridays means working in your underpants
But freelancing's been good to me so far. It's a bit stressful never quite knowing if you're going to have enough assignments this month to pay the bills next month. Or whether you'll get paid this month for work you did last month.
I don't have paid vacations or benefits (although I do get to be on my wife's insurance policy, sot that helps. Thank you Farrah!), and I have to pay self-employment tax. But all told, I'm on track to make more money this year than I did last year when I had a full-time job for most of the year. And I get to pick and choose what I'm working on. If I was a bit less picky, I'd probably be making even more money.
Anyway, this is hardly the first time the topic's come up, so here are a few other lists: