Here's some thoughts on that. The good and bad of freelancing...
- Working for yourself - no boss, no office hours and no office politics (unless you suffer from multiple personality disorder or are taking vast quantities of hallucinogenic drugs).
- Choosing your own projects. If you don't like it, you don't have to take it on.
- The potential to earn damn good money.
- Working at home. From your bed, if you like. With your cats and cup of Milo. Or a bottle of Jack, if that's your preference.
- No "15 days of leave" nonsense. It's all your time and you can take a holiday whenever you feel like it.
- No team-building sessions!
- Variety - the spice of life.
- All the money the client pays for the job (apart from tax) is yours.
- Working for yourself... Nobody but you to take the blame when things go pear-shaped.
- No choice but to take all the work that comes your way - there's no set salary to rely on.
- The potential to earn absolutely nothing if you don't get work in for any given month.
- The potential to turn into an unprofessional slob because you work, eat and sleep in your bed. With your cats and Milo. Or Jack.
- Having to deal with clients outside of office hours and during "holiday" periods.
- No friendly office banter.
- No stability or routine.
- You ARE the boss, accountant, tea lady, receptionist etc.
Remind me why I'm chasing this again ;-)