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Freelance Inspiration


Tamara and I, being the word geeks that we are, love the idea of closing out each week with a relevant quote.  This week’s Freelance Inspiration comes from Marian Wright Edelman: 

Never work just for money or for power.  They won’t save your soul or help you sleep at night. 

We talked a lot about money this week.  We looked at how to price your freelance services, assuaging guilt for not earning more money, bringing in income as a freelance blogger, setting goals (financial and otherwise) for your freelance business, and how to entertain the kids so that you can get to the actual work.   

It seems clear from the conversations sparked by these posts that while we all want and need to earn money from our freelancing endeavors, that isn’t generally the overriding factor in the decision to strike out on our own.  Most of us are doing it for the exact reasons the Edelman suggests: to save our souls and help us sleep at night.

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    On September 30th, 2007 at 6:50 pm, Laura said:

    Nice quote! I think it’s a good summary of the reasons that working for money alone is not quite enough.

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