As a web developer freelancing is the easiest way to set up a business of your own and work for yourself. It is one of the quickest ways also to self-employment.
Often you can make more money freelancing than if you worked for a company. There are however some things to be aware of when it comes to freelancing.
The first thing to be aware of it that the income is coming from many different clients, and is not a steady source of pay. You may receive payment at odd days out of the month and on some occasions clients do not pay for services you have performed.
Always have a back up plan because this method of earning a living can be stressful and uncertain. You will want to establish savings or have other ways to make money besides freelancing.
Sometimes during the course of your work you will come across difficult clients who are never satisfied with the product and will want repeated revisions, some may also want the product quickly.
You may have worked with difficult clients in the past and know how to deal with them, but it can be a little unsettling when you are asked to do revisions over and over again. The main part of the business is to keep clients happy however because that is your job.
Often web developers may become bored with their work, especially if they have done it in the outside working world. There are some however that may enjoy their work but it may not give them the satisfaction that they are seeking.
There are many benefits to being a self-employed web developer. You get to pick the clients you work with, charge them what you want and set your own schedule for the work day. As mentioned, the points above are something to reflect upon before you make your decision.
It is highly recommended that you have multiple streams of income and network marketing is a good bet. While you already have marketing skills from running your own web development business, you can use these skills in network marketing to secure your income. Ultimately it is your choice and something to think through.