Here is a fact: Getting employed in a very large company, will not assure you of work for the next 10 years.
Day job is no longer a steady form of income and people have other choices to generate another income aside from it and freelancing is the best choice. It is clear that the days of steady job is over. You cannot expect that the company you are working now will still survive in a couple of years.
Fortunately, becoming a freelancer provides a better alternative for you. Freelancing will give you access to multiple clientele. You will not be dependent one source of revenue. You will have multiple streams of income. And if taken care of and maintained properly, you will never ran dry of opportunities that will keep you going.
I know an individual that earns more than USD 3,000 a month just by freelancing. How did I know it? Because I helped him once in transferring his income through my financial accounts. There is no bogus in this thing. It is with him that I learned online marketing and doing it on my own.
So if you are worried about starting a freelancing career, why not devout sometime thinking about it in your spare time. This could be the stepping stone to a truly steady financial income stream to start a company on your own.