Nice reply Natasha! (very accurate) During the "golden years" here on oDesk the money was so good that none of the negatives crept into my freelance lifestyle. Now, since oDesk released their "mad robots" and finding good clients and good work is debatable, I have found that a mix of freelance work with a real job is the best approach. Besides, when one source of income suddenly disappears, the other source of income provides time to adjust how and where we work. Yep, a mix of both is best!