Some people think that it's too hard. Some that it's about instable income & risks. There're ways to do it successfully, of which I may write later. Right know I want to tell about why I became a freelancer and why it's important to me.
I should admit I have a specific character: initially I was apt to polishing personal skills than collective work. There always was a big wish to "start something with my friends", though looks like friends were tough to this (or maybe I was).