Whether you are stuck in a job you hate, looking to break into the job market, or want to experience the freedom of location independence, a freelance business can be a lucrative career that grows with you and can travel with you wherever you go. When you are your own boss, you alone are in charge of your success, and you’re free to work as hard or as little as you choose. Short on cash? Pull an 80-hour week. Want to play hooky from work and spend an afternoon at the beach on the first sunny day of the year? If you’re a freelancer, you can.