How reliable is freelancing according to you?

@r0ck_r0ck (1953)
February 12, 2012 10:26am CST
As we all know, A freelancer, freelance worker, or freelance is somebody who is self-employed and is not committed to a particular employer long term. So i am sure there a few freelancer here as well. soo.. Freelancer or not, how reliable do you think this whole concept it. Is it dependable? or it is best as a part time gig. Share please.
3 responses
@WakeUpKitty (8706)
• Netherlands
12 Feb 12
I think as a freelancer you have a lot of freedom but also your own business (at least over here) and you have to look for work each time again. Question is if you like that. Personally I could not only live with a job like that, not being sure if I have enough income to pay all the bills and take care of my children. But I assume there are other ways too to make sure you have a kind of reasonable income and your contract?
• United States
12 Feb 12
I have only recently begun freelancing. I decided in October, 2011 to start writing for money. I've made a few hundred dollars so far. I think I could reliably earn about $400 per month just writing articles and offering them for sale, but I'm experimenting with affiliate marketing and blogging, too, which is eating up a lot of my time at the moment. I am on both HubPages and Squidoo. My HubPages blog is entirely about love relationships, and when I get enough followers I plan to launch a related business. My Squidoo, on the other hand, is for affiliate marketing and writing on other topics I like. I don't know much about building links, so I'm learning about them this month. I believe within 18 months, I'll be able to regularly bring in $2,000 per month.
@cripfemme (7715)
• United States
7 Feb 13
I love freelancing because it gives me a lot of topical freedom. However, the freelance pay rate (especially on websites that pay you by the view or answer) suck. I work really hard, at least 20 hours a week. During the week I calculated,I earned 0995 cents a minute. Not really livable now is it?
@bestboy19 (5482)
• United States
12 Feb 12
I expect it's a good way to bring in a little extra money, but I wouldn't quit my day job.