I'm having a little poll on twitter right now, asking a simple question to freelancers. Do you estimate that you have enough work, too few or too much compared to what you would ideally want?
I thought it would be more interesting to ask freelancers (or former freelancers) their experiences concerning freelancing.
I am especially interested in knowing:
- What type of freelancers you are/were? Part time? Full time? Just for non-profit on the evenings?...
- Was your income satisfying to you as a freelancer?
- What made you change your professional situation? From traditional job to freelancer and vice versa.
Really curious to have people from different parts of the world share their experiences about freelancing.
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Interesting stuff! I'm not a freelancer anymore, but you can read most of my freelance history here: dev.to/ardennl/how-the-hell-did-i-....
To answer your questions:
I was a full-time freelancer
My income was very satisfactory. I did however had troubles with managing a steady flow of income. Sometimes I had to stretch my money a bit and at other times every payment came in at the same time. I could've definitely managed that better.
What made me change back to a traditional job were a few things:
I hope this answers some questions!
What type of freelancers you are/were? I am a part time full stack developer for codementor and also my open source project (IQFINITY)
Was your income satisfying to you as a freelancer: my project currently doesn't generate any income, the Codementor paid minimal and I do it to pay for prescriptions for my wife that isn't covered by my full time job
What made you change your professional situation? From traditional job to freelancer and vice versa: Open source is important for our future in tech and the other is because America health care is the worst health care in the 1st world... (coming from the UK)