From personal experience, I can tell you that it's easier to find freelance work when you have a regular job.
Unless you enjoy having no job security and not having benefits, find a regular job and freelance on the side. Unless you enjoy having to sell your writing and editing (or other) skills on a regular basis, find a regular job and freelance on the side.
Good luck to all of us.
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