There are many ways to get to a destination. Similarly, there are many ways to get to your goal professionally as a developer. But being a developer is hard work, and starting your career as a developer on your own can be even harder. With experience as a freelancer, a brick-and-mortar in-house developer and a remote full time developer at Alley Interactive, I will outline the pros and cons of each option you may be considering for your next professional move. Hear from my mistakes, successes and utter failures over the past five years, and learn which path might be right for you as a developer.