For a lot of people, bug bounties present a way to escape the rat race. A way to exchange the handcuffs of employment for the freedom of autonomous control of one’s day, and one’s financial future. As appealing as that looks, it’s also important to be very objective and methodical with decisions around making something like bug bounty the “way you keep the lights on” - It’s not good to make life altering decisions, without objectively considering all factors involved. Given that, this blog outlines a list of pros and cons to consider if you’re thinking about doing bug bounties for a living.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://codingo.com/posts/2021-07-18-bounties-for-a-living/