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Do you embrace the change or wait it out until something sunnier comes along? The problem, again, is that freelancers have to do the hustle to gain the privilege of being their own boss. They have to embrace the idea of the "client being the boss." The bad economy has driven a lot of unemployed staff writers into the freelance market and it dilutes the value. On the other hand more and more publications are looking to freelance writers to fill the void left by staffers and so there is a premium on excellent content.
But to quote one person in this article, "One just has to roll with the punches a little bit. It's not the same world anymore..." And no one knows how it will shake out exactly.