The reality is, even if I'd work full time as a web dev freelancer, I'd probably still fall short of that. Unless I'd hire people and scale, but then you have the issue of finding enough work to keep them all busy.
Marketing & sales IS NOT EASY...
Finding clients & negociating deals is a grind, especially when...
Especially when you also need to fulfill the work.
It's far easier to do one or two things within your business than to handle: web design, frontend development, backend development, deployment, sales, marketing, lead generation, creating content, etc.
By getting a job, I can focus on far fewer things and it makes my life easier & less stressful.
I'm bored 🥱
Web3 problems are novel to me. Therefore, more interesting than building a landing page or blog or eCom store.
These are things that I have done already quite a few times and it really does get boring.
Freelancing obviously gives me the most freedom & flexibility in terms of how much I work, when I work, how I work, etc.
A job can be more restrictive, but it's not necessarily that way.
In fact, in the world of crypto where most companies are DAOs (decentralised autonomous organisations) there's a lot of freedom.
It's a bit like the wild west. They don't ask for a college degree, they don't require you to be available 9-5 within a certain timezone and there is little bureaucracy.
So long as you get your work done, you're more or less good in most crypto companies.
Which means there isn't that much of a freedom drawback IF I stick to crypto/web3 companies.
Which is what I intend to do.
More money, more stability, funner challenges and similar freedom.
In theory it sounds great, right?
That's why I'm giving it a shot. I'm in the middle of learning & building a web3 portfolio and DMing companies.
There is, of course, a chance I might not like working as an employee in a DAO and I end up coming back to freelancing. That's fine, I still feel I need to take this shot.
Fun fact: I am actually DMing these guys. The primary means of communication in the crypto world is Discord. No email or anything corporate.