The pros and cons of freelancing

The 42 million freelancers in the United States make surprisingly good pay, but also have to contend with a ‘feast or famine’ cycle.

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I’ve learned several things over the last eight years of freelancing—when it’s supplemented my income or comprised its entirety.

When people ask me about it, I tell them the truth: Sometimes you feel like a bill collector, but the hours are great. Unless you’re willing to scratch and compromise for every dollar you make, freelancing is probably not for you.

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