Open Thread: Why Did You First Become a Freelancer?

Everyone has a different story. Everyone starts freelancing for a different reason.

Some people want to increase their earning potential. Some people want to start an empire. Others are simply looking for a way to spend more time with friends and family. Still others may start freelancing for an entirely different reason.

Every freelancer has a set of goals that is unique to them. The beauty of freelancing is that with a little talent and a lot of hard work, it’s likely that you can achieve your goals as a freelancer.

That’s why today we’re asking you about your unique set of goals. We’d like to hear:


Why did you become a freelancer?

Your answer could be one of the reasons I listed above, a combination of reasons, or something that I haven’t even thought about.

Share your answers in the comments.

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