Working from home.
Not having to worry about your clothes, or if you are having a bad hair day.
Being able to meet up with friends and family when you want, not when you can
Working to your own schedule, at your own pace.
Being driven by passion, rather than a hefty boss at your elbow.
Because you work from home, at random hours, the job can be very isolating.
Trends and markets mean that work loads come in "peaks and troughs", it may sound cliche to say that sometimes you just don't have the time for everything that is thrown at you, and then the next minute, you're stuck without anything to do, and the money temporarily dries up.
At first, whilst you build up a presence and reputation, the money can be rubbish.
It takes a lot of hard work to build that presence and reputation.
So many people dream of working the hours that they choose from the comfort of their own home. And, it's quite understandable, because, let's face it, our lives have become more and more hectic, with the responsibility life throws at us, and being able to be flexible in a way that a 9-5 office job wouldn't allow, is very appealing.
Writing certainly isn't for everyone. You have to be:
Passionate about what you do
You need to believe in what you write
You need to accept that whilst you are more flexible during the day, it could easily mean a sacrifice somewhere else.
Hours of work will be erratic, and you have to accept that
You have to be willing to work hard, and put a great deal into it.
All in all, if you are passionate about writing; get excited about the pros, and don't worry about the cons, then it is pretty fair to say that you have what it takes to become a freelance writer!!