Welcome to The Next Level! It’s common for IT pros to ponder alternatives to traditional employment, whether by being a freelancer or starting a business.
On paper it sounds great: Set your own hours, be your own boss, and live by your wits and guile instead of running on the same old corporate treadmill.
But there are also downsides and risks, including irregular income; new responsibilities to grow your business; and a lot more paperwork for billing, taxes, and administration.
On today’s episode we discuss the pleasures and perils of life as an employee, freelancer, and entrepreneur.
Joining us to share their experiences in these roles are Ben Whaley, founder of the consultancy WhaleTech and co-author of the UNIX & Linux System Administration Handbook; and Keith Townsend, Principal of The CTO Advisor and host of The CTO Advisor podcast.
For more on Ben Whaley, check out:
The CTO Advisor (Blog)