Stay motivated with a freelancing “why”

We all have a “why” when it comes to our freelance writing careers. Miranda, Kat, and Ben all wanted more freedom and flexibility in their lives — as well as the ability to make more money.

Understanding your own why can make a difference in how you move forward and reach your goals. It’s usually not enough to just make more money. Instead, there’s usually a reason — a why — you want that money. Some common whys we hear from Freelance Writer Academy students and our other friends include:

  • Pay down debt
  • Retire early
  • Go on more vacations
  • Send the kids to college
  • Work flexible hours
  • More time off

Once you have an idea of what you can accomplish with freelancing, and you focus on your why, it becomes easier to send another pitch.