Freedom is the ultimate currency.
When you have freedom in your life, you can spend your time the way you want to, travel anywhere, hang out with the people you enjoy being around, and work on projects you actually care about.
But for many people, freedom is hard to come by.
Why? Well it typically requires two big things…
- A steady source of location-independent income (i.e. businesses you can run regardless of where you are in the world) and/or sufficient savings to last you at least a year or two
- Time flexibility (i.e. the ability to control your schedule)
These things may seem difficult to achieve – and that’s exactly why most people never even try.
But you might be surprised to know that they’re easier to achieve than you may think. All kinds of people achieve freedom in their lives, and with the right strategy, you can too!
Today, we’ll give you 5 ways you can achieve more freedom in your life…
1. Negotiate a Work-from-Home Agreement
Remote work is one of the best ways to achieve more freedom if you’re an employee. You don’t have to quit your job. You can keep doing the same thing you’re doing now, except right from your laptop, with nothing but a wifi connection.
Negotiating that agreement is the tricky part.
You can do so by gaining leverage while you’re working. Perhaps you do such a great job that you prove you don’t need to be in the office, and your boss is willing to give you some leeway. Or perhaps you start the negotiation right from the first job interview.
Whatever the case, more and more employees are negotiating work-from-home agreements every year, so it’s definitely possible!
Here are a few resources to help you out:
2. Start a Side Hustle
Can’t negotiate a remote work arrangement, or just want to eventually quit your job and have something to call your own? If that’s the case, then it may be the perfect time for you to start a side hustle.
There are plenty of skills you can learn and online businesses you can build quickly.
Here are just a few online skills that are perfect for a side hustle:
- SEO writing
- Web development
- Social media manager
- Logo / packaging design
- Video production
Here are a few resources to help you out:
- How to Quit Your Job and Achieve Freedom
- 67 Places to Find Writing Jobs Online in 2017
- How to Become a Web Developer (Beginner’s Guide)
3. Work on a Passion
Often times we work so hard on everything else in our lives that we forget to devote some time to our passions.
Your passions don’t need to make you money (if they do, of course, it’s a bonus). But they can make your life more fulfilling and happier.
For example, a friend of mine always wanted to compete in mixed martial arts (MMA). But he never took the time to learn the skill.
Finally, he decided to take classes and start working on it, and it’s become a huge source of fulfillment and fun in his life.
So, choose at least one passion to work on every week. This will make you feel more free and fulfilled.
4. Write a Book
Have you ever considered writing a book?
A lot of people want to write a book at some point in their lives, but never pursue it because it seems like too big of an undertaking.
But with the ease of self-publishing on Amazon, it’s never been easier to write and self-publish your own successful book!
And with the right book launch strategy, increase its odds of success – and it create a revenue stream that could last you years (or even decades!).
Here’s a case study of a successful book launch from a book that’s sold over 10,000 copies:
5. Save More Money
Money may not buy you happiness, but it can definitely buy you more freedom.
Most people live paycheck to paycheck, or even go into debt. They get their paycheck and spend almost all of it from week to week. This is a good way to prevent yourself from achieving lasting freedom.
Instead, aim to save a big portion of your monthly income. Invest it intelligently and allow your money to work for you. This is where learning to budget your income becomes extremely important.
Remember: The more you save, the more freedom you’ll have.
Here’s a resource to help you with this:
Wrapping Up Ways You Can Achieve More Freedom in Your Life…
The more freedom you can achieve in your life, the more you can do what you actually want to do. It’s never too late to start trying to bring more freedom into your life.
With the Faxburner strategies listed here, you can start achieving freedom in your life ASAP!
Are there any other ways you’ve achieved more freedom in your life? Let us know in the comments below!