As the topic states, is it possible to have livable income by freelancing? I am proficient in XHTML, CSS, MySQL, PHP, and some Flash. I was wondering if being a freelance web developer could make me a good living? Right now, I'm a Junior in Highschool so I don't have any payments. So I would assume this would be a good time to get the ball rolling if I'm going to be doing freelance by learning about how the whole thing works, building a portfolio(already have a few sites in my portfolio), contracts, etc. The way I see it, if I don't get a part time job and just work on web design now, I would have a good customer base as well as built up a portfolio for the future when I need to rely on it as my primary income. I've seen people on the internet who freelance for a living. But other people tell me that the income isn't steady and you might have a hard time finding jobs enough to support yourself. Which is it?