Every business needs a website or online marketing effort. The world is plugging in and businesses need to play along. Running your own website lets you control what people find when they look for you.
Is it a contradiction of terms to say that you “freelance full-time?” It’s a situation I see plenty of other designers enjoying, and I’m considering it myself. Other successful design shops like WooThemes, WeFunction, and Boston Web Studio are sources of inspiration and envy. I’ve had some discussions lately about making the jump to full-time.
Just read a very interesting (and somewhat justifying) article by Paul Carvill on the value of front-end web developers. It’s kind of esoteric, and it’s probably a minor case of tooting my own horn. But, the points that Carvill makes are valid.