With a recession looming, is now a good or bad time to go freelance? Or does it not really matter?

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Either way, you’ll need to build a network so not sure it matters. Hiring freezes happen before Freelqnce budgets get cut meaningfully. Often, Freelance opps increase when hiring DOES freeze. So we shall see.

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Also - don’t take the recession talk too seriously. It’s low double digits in current likelihood according to the banks. And if it does happen will likely be a baby one, not the Armageddon we associate with 08.

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It's better to have your eggs in multiple baskets (more than one company) in case one crashes and burns. In other words - yes to freelancing or working more than one job.

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I went freelance in February of 2008. Took me ten years to get out of the hole I dug myself.

Wow…you’re so smart.

I do freelance. I say go for it. I will never go back to an office.

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