There is a lot of demand for people with the skills to develop apps and websites for the internet. Being a web developer also means you can work from wherever there is an electricity supply and Wi-Fi. It is, therefore, an excellent skill set to use to build your freelancing practice. The question becomes how easy it is to earn a living working for yourself.
Choosing to be a freelance web developer comes with some significant pros and some negatives. It is worth being realistic about these before you make the leap into working for yourself. On one level, you enjoy the freedom and flexibility to work when you want and wherever you like. However, the flipside of this is a lack of financial security. You may or may not earn enough money to pay your bills in a month, and when business is great, you will still have to deal with your clients’ demands.
If the idea of striking out alone as a freelance web developer still sounds appealing, then here are some tips to get you started.(more…)