Recently, I received this client response to a proof:
“Oh my gosh, Oh my gosh OH MY GOSH!!! This is SOOO cool I squealed when I opened the pdf!!! I LOVE IT!!”
(PS: If you’d like to see what my client was reacting to, leave a comment on this post and I’ll share the link with you.)
For me, it doesn’t get any better than this. I feel an immense sense of personal and professional fulfillment from designing the perfect solution that both my client and I absolutely love.
When my clients get excited about my design work, it’s like a jolt of rejuvenation.
It keeps me coming back for more, but more importantly, it makes me even more determined to succeed as a freelancer.
Stay positive to succeed
So often we focus on the negatives – wondering if we’ll be able to “make it,” if we’re cut out for this business.
While it’s important to be realistic and plan ahead this perpetual negativity adds unnecessary stress to our lives, weakens our resolve, and lowers our self-confidence.
We stop enjoying our work and instead it becomes another (gasp) j-o-b.
So take a minute right now to remember why you enjoy freelancing, what aspects of the job make you smile, and what motivates you to succeed as a freelancer.
Seriously take a minute.
Here are some of my favorites:
- Setting your own work/vacation time
- Setting your own hours
- Running a business
- Being your own boss
- Selecting your coworkers
- Spending more time with your family
- No commute
- Living where you want
- Choosing your clientele
- Controlling your pricing/hourly rate
- Working in your pajamas (every once and a while)
- Choosing your equipment
- Owning your success
- Creating your office space
- Working from wherever you want
What’s your favorite part of freelancing?
Leave a comment on this post, sharing what your favorite part of freelancing is and how that keeps you energized and enjoying life and work as a freelancer.
Together, we can build a list that is bound to inspire and uplift anyone currently freelancing or hoping to get into it soon!