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I’ve been a freelancer for 10+ yrs and am at a crossroads. I’ve noticed a big drop off in pay over the past 1.5 years and think it’s industry fall off. I’ve been offered a decent full-time gig. Should

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You need to get out of advertising. It’s shrinking fast and being integrated into tech & consulting. Transition to tech & consulting to take advantage of the shift.

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Aging out earlier and earlier is a symptom of a dying industry that has almost zero margin. So the only way to potentially make a profit is to only hire young low wage talent, work them 60hrs a week with no OT and push them out as soon as they are are ready to be promoted to leadership. It’s like the fast food industry. Clients are no longer willing to pay high hourly rates for questionable ROI. They can instead invest that budget in tech or business strategy and get substantial returns.

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I was freelance for 10 years and also ”saw the writing on the wall” tried FT for 6 months and quit, now back too freelance. No way I can be a domesticated house cat again. Also, the millennials are now running things and the office culture they are creating everywhere is just awkward. Social media really screwed that generation up.

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Been freelance for 5 years and see the same. Can say it will only get harder to find decent paying FT the older you get. I’d take it and ride it out

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These days, fulltime means they’ll still lay you off with a simple press of a calculator button, but yes. Take the FT gig

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... i see the writing on the wall and take the full-time gig or hold out on freelance. The potential is there to make more money and have as much time off as I want but that’s not guaranteed. I’m mid 30s with house and kids to think about as well. What’s the consensus for you fishes? See industry trend and go full-time or stick it out on freelance?

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This is the type of thing where YMMV greatly from person to person and story to story. It's highly anecdotal. You need to decide for yourself and listen to your gut. Both FT and freelance are at will endeavors. You're NOT signing your life away in a permanent contract with the devil if you take a full-time job. You can walk away from it. You're also not going to forget how to freelance or lose magically all your existing contacts just because you did 6months/1yr of full-time somewhere and it didn't work out.

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As above, in the current climate I’d go so far as to say think of “full-time” as essentially permalance for a year or two.

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