I was skeptical when Ask Me Anything invited me to participate but the questions have (so far) all been very reasonable.
I'll spotlight a few of them here but you can ask your own over
Stelapolaris asked: What are some of the benefits of being a freelancer?
You get to set your own hours and workdays. No bosses looking over your shoulder. You want to take a month off to travel to Japan (as we've done often) you simply build your schedule around it.
The only downside is the lack of a regular weekly paycheck, but if you do it right you learn how to schedule assignments so your expenses are covered and you're even able to save or invest some of it.