I have been having my doubts lately. I was told by an experienced developer that it is not unusual to have to relocate out of state to pursue a junior web developer position. The area where I am at currently does not have very many entry-level opportunities. In addition, he stated my github must be saturated with projects and that it could take up to 10 or more times applying for jobs.
Next, there is the freelancing route. However, the freelancing market seems saturated, especially with developers in other countries willing to pick up the work for cheap. In addition, I would have to forfeit the opportunity of having benefits such as company-provided insurance.
Is it worth pursuing a career in web development?