I believe very strongly that being good at both of these things is the key to quickly achieving the type of life balance you would like. Mastering either of these disciplines in isolation definitely has the potential to improve your life vastly (and eventually give you the freedom you desire) but putting them together is like pouring lighter fuel on a fire.
So far, I’ve focussed on trying to get my readers to see that, in order to build a life which doesn’t require a 9-5 job to fuel it, they need to be willing to put in the effort, and direct that effort towards appropriate actions.
Whilst these things are true, they are quite abstract concepts. Knowing that you need to put in some effort, for instance to sell your services to existing businesses, is not the same as knowing how exactly to go about doing that.
So, to give you some help in that area, my aim for this post is to take you through the exact process I use to find the freelance work I rely on to feed my kids.
This is my process. I hope that taking you through what I do helps you to achieve what you want. However the things that have worked for me might not work for you. Your personality, family responsibilities, existing skills and professional network are likely to be completely different from mine.