Freelancer = Innovator. Freelancers are willing to bend over backwards, work 7-days a week, and devise/develop unsolicited ideas for many different kinds of job opportunities in order to keep our "creative class" status. When you're your own boss who serves clients, the client list has to be varied. When you only serve one client and that client fires you, that's a big problem. Grow your client list so you have a snowball's chance in hell of paying rent this month. Alas, the goal as a creator is to BE your own client. But, that takes a certain kind of success and then maintaining/innovating said success.