Perseverance – the Secret to Freelance Success


As anyone who has done it will tell you, starting a freelance business can be hard work.

While, at times, it can be tempting to want to quit and find something that requires less responsibility and effort, persevering with a freelance business is one of the most rewarding things you can do.

This article will outline some of the top reasons to persevere with a freelance business.

In order to offset some of the initial stress, some people start part-time freelancing whilst still working another job to gain a good foundation before committing to full-time freelance.

This is not an option for everyone, but it can be a good way to get a head start before committing full-time.

With a freelance business, the opportunities are endless; both for your lifestyle and for your business.

You now have the ability to work from anywhere you can dream of and work whatever hours you choose to work.

Having a freelance business means you have the choice to live and work, however you choose.

There are almost no limitations or constraints to a freelance lifestyle and you cannot achieve these any other way.

The passion that comes with freelance is unparalleled.

Freelance work is never boring.

You have the ability to choose the projects that you undertake, as well as the people you work with.

If you choose, you can work with different people on different projects each month.

And, if you do not have a good working relationship with someone, you can simply end it (assuming you can meet contractual obligations).

Gone are the days of having to put up with an annoying co-worker!

You get to choose the projects you enjoy, meaning you no longer have to slave over work that you do not care about; you can finally do your passion projects, all the time.

This level of flexibility in the workplace is unmatched.

You are able to choose your hours, your workplace, your co-workers as well as your projects.

One of the main advantages of freelance work is the improved work-life balance.

Given that you are in charge of how you operate, you can choose to spend less time working, and more time on things that matter; such as your friends, family, and vacations.

Alternatively, you can work and earn more; if you wish.

The choice is yours.

While freelancing can seem lonely, Link Management Group exists to connect you with other freelancers.

You can also use your membership to seek out a mentor.

And whenever you are struggling you know there is a strong community behind you.

Your fellow members are also freelance business owners and are always happy to give out advice or lend an ear for a chat.

While there is an increased responsibility with running a freelance business, it is also the best rewarding.

You, and you alone, are responsible for how it is performing.

You own the triumph and the rewards of success.

You are in charge, so the benefits are yours alone to reap (no more having to give undue credit to a lazy co-worker!.

Freelancing really is what you make of it.

There is an incredible level of freedom and choice available.

The most important thing to remember is freelance work is so rewarding.

You know that you only have yourself to thank for your success.

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Co-Founder & CEO of Link Management Group. An Investor & Coach to Small Business Owners, for the past 30 years I have helped startup and early-stage businesses to enter new markets and achieve sustainable growth of both revenue and profits. I have experience across a diverse range of sectors including central government, information services, software, health insurance, pet products, couture fashion, entertainment and aviation.  How can I help your organisation accelerate growth and achieve its full potential? 

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