re: The state of freelancing in 2018 VIEW POST

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re: Ahem, in a nutshell: about programmers The average salary of an American is $7K USD per month The average salary of a Chinese is $2K USD per mont...
 

Let's not forget that this is mostly supplemental income, not primary. Also the convenience factor of working from home only makes it better.

An extra 7k a month in addition to your current pay is a nice addition.

(been freelancing in addition to salary work over a decade now)

 

Would you consider making the leap to full time freelancer? Or would you consider it too risky?

I work as a freelance thanks because I have earned customers and right now, I am working with two customers. However, those online platforms are not alternative, it's easy to earn money working 9 to 5 (9 to 6 in my country) than working online for, how about $4-$5 per hour. So, if you have the customers then go ahead, and go for freelance, otherwise no.

There are some stories about a guy that earned over $500k USD but it is not the average, the average is around $300 per month if not less.

Also, the work as a freelance is anything but stable, it requires a lot of expertise and sometimes it requires working the weekend. I won't recommend because it is possible to earn money working normally: less stress, less work, and a stable income.

I go full time all the time so it's not about risk. I just like the balance depending on how my life is going at the time.

At this point in my career, jobs for me are just freelance gigs with benefits :)

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