I started my freelance career back in 2003 and have stayed that way ever since. My decision to go into a freelance work was partly incidental and partly experimental. In both cases, I felt I was prepared to take on the challenge. When the software outsourcing company I helped form closed down its operation for reasons that were entirely out of our control, I felt it was time brush the dust aside and actually take control of the situation. With years of experience and skills under my belt, exploring the freelance programming world just comes naturally for me. I thought, there could be a lot companies who would need and actually benefit from the services that I have to offer. So I made up my mind and took some action. And that means resisting the temptation to apply for a good number of attractive job offers that come my way.
Over the course of years, I have talked with several people who became freelancers like myself. I was delighted to know how we share most similar reasons why we go into our respective freelance careers. Here are some of top reasons I have collected:
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