A question by a blogger friend got me thinking about how my life had changed since I started freelancing full-time in 2013. I put in between 50 and 60 hours a week on the two blogs.
The old reasons for money and being my own boss didn’t apply. The money is nice but no longer necessary after years of saving and investing. Then it struck me. I hustle because I love the hustle. I love the challenge.
At first, the hustle became necessary. I had worked freelancing for a couple of years but only on the side to make a little extra money. If I didn’t work, In 2014, I started the two blogs, and the hustle factor increased.
The constant need to work out new projects for the blogs and to put together ideas for my freelance clients started to become a challenge. My enthusiasm translated to higher rates with clients and big traffic boosts on the blogs