“Freelancing. You spend half your time working and the other half looking for work.” — My neighbour
I’ve always freelanced in some form or another. Sometimes I was paid and sometimes I did it for free (friends, favours, bylines). I’ve always had a job though. There was the protection of a steady paycheque to cushion me against the quirks of freelancing.
Then last August I lost my job. I got a decent severance and I had savings but those never last as long as one would like so I had to do something quickly.