zak The go on freelancing was great back in the day when there wasn't much competition. If anyone ever tells you that competition is good for business there either a lair, or they are a giant in the industry that just buys out the competition as soon as they start to turn a profit. lol
In the late 1990s during the Dot-com boom was a great time to be a web developer. There were countless internet companies that pushed their stock valuations into the stratosphere even though they never made a penny. Every business wanted a web presence, and they all had plenty of money to spend. Not to mention there weren't many web developers around. Those were the best years to be a freelancer.
I don't really have the time anymore to freelance. I have a pretty good job as a web developer, I like getting weekly paychecks, health insurance, and payed vacations :) When I'm not working I am spending all my time developing games. That's really what I want to do now anyway :D
But I'm sure you will do just fine :) Good luck!