I love being self-employed. Freelancing has worked out for me (going on eleven years now), and I’m extremely grateful. I wish the same success and happiness to anyone else preparing to venture out on their own.
However, it isn’t always a bed of roses. If you are considering a career in freelance, the last thing you want to do is go into it starry-eyed or unprepared. Here’s a good article I recently stumbled upon that lists some of the not-always-pleasant-but-very-real aspects of being self-employed:
Far be it from me to discourage anyone from pursuing freelance. It’s a wonderful way to work. Just make sure you jump into it with your eyes open.
(Thanks to Freelance Switch for the link.)