The Security of Freelancing
Over at FreelanceSwitch, Matt Heusser is making an argument that having a freelance business may be less risky than a full time job.
Just one salient point:
When I talk to people about freelancing, the word that I keep hearing back is risk. Yet a typical freelancer might have a half-dozen clients, none of whom represent more than 30% of their total income stream. Compare that to someone with a day job: One client, worth one hundred percent of his income.
There are others, worth a read.