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Dycz8-Feb-21 3:26
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honey the codewitch8-Feb-21 4:01
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Yes, but I'm not the primary bread winner. Some months it's very little work, and some months there's a lot.

I have the same issues you do. It makes freelancing more difficult in terms of that work/life boundary because you don't typically have an office to go to, just for starters.

You know, if I were you, I'd

A) consider contracting, which is kind of a happy medium. That way you can take a 3-6 month project and then take whatever break you need to or can afford.

B) consider taking freelance work on the side. Start with something small. If you have some tech writing abilities consider working with ContentLab.io and producing a couple of articles. They work with people who have day jobs all the time. Post on upwork (fka odesk), and you can be very selective about the work you take. Once you get yourself a bread and butter client you'll probably be *forced* to consider quitting your day job, and IMO it's a much better position to be in than hoping it works out.

Sometimes freelance works, and other times it flops.
Real programmers use butterflies

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