The dark side of freelancing is — unstable income.
I like being an independent artist and programmer. I wouldn’t want to work in someone else’s firm. But there’s one thing that people new to freelancing have a hard time dealing with. It’s the fact that income is so unstable that some months you might not even earn anything.
But unstable income also means that there are months when you earn way more than you would earn in your standard employment. Remember, it just takes a while to get to that point. Don’t quit halfway.