One year ago, during the week between Christmas and New Year I was swamped with side work. It was then that my wife first put forth the idea of going 100% Freelance.
We spent the next few days going over the idea over and over, looking for flaws. Since I’m talking about Freelancing a year later, you can imagine we didn’t find any. 🙂
All things considered it’s gone very well. Often the first year is the hardest for a freelancer, and mine was pretty good. People always want to know “how much do you make?” and I’ve found that like other Freelancers, it’s hard to say. I made a little more doing this than I did at my old job, but I’m paying more to the government, more to subcontractors, etc, so at the end of the day it was a little leaner than last year. But next year might rock. Or it might not.
I’m still really glad to be doing this.