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What's your motivation behind freelance or side hustle work?

teresaman's profile thumbnail
In the beginning of my career, any freelance work I take on served 1 of 2 goals: to make extra income or to expand my portfolio (I'm a designer).Now, any freelance work I take on usually is only around work that I am very passionate about (by topic) or the format of the work is one that really interests me (by medium). A friend of mine also recently switched his mindset around freelance work (he became a full time freelancer some time ago) as a mode of employment that allows him to create a schedule that is flexible enough to take on volunteering work during the week; so, instead of work that provides him meaning, it's the kind of work that it enables that he finds fulfilment from.
MonishaSurana's profile thumbnail
Well, who doesn't love multiple sources of income?😃My motivation is to make extra money from multiple sources and get financial freedom.
kennamarcelo's profile thumbnail
It turns out I’m a generalist with a lot of interests and skills. So aside from my 9 to 5, a career track I’ve been on since getting my bachelor’s degree, I got myself into freelancing to keep myself updated in my other areas of interests, in addition to having a 2nd, 3rd source of income. It keeps me creative, entertained to a certain extent and I learn continuously. And since my hustles are in a different industry, it helps me look at things differently at my full-time. I also think it allows me to make bolder decisions.
OctaviaRomano's profile thumbnail
I’ve been a full time freelancer for a long time, in fact I’ve never had a full time traditional “job”. In my case it makes sense (I’m a musician and also teach) but I realized I don’t like hierarchical systems like the corporate world and I prefer working independently. Now I’m planning to do the same as a UX designer. Freelancing gives you flexibility and there’s always possibility for earning more (more and better projects).