What Kind of Work-Life Balance Do You Dream About?

As a freelance writer, it might just be this

Rick Martinez
4 min readDec 1, 2022


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When the alarm goes off every morning, and you’re fighting sleep during your commute, do you ever wish you could just hit the snooze button and sleep in a bit, working at a time when you feel most alert?

Or better, working at a time when you dang well felt like it?

Or do you hate dropping your kids off at daycare, knowing there’s an opportunity out there for you to be their nurturing caretaker instead? Maybe your spouse has vacation time accrued, but you don’t, so the family has to say no to vacation because your boss won’t allow the time off.

Those darn bosses seem to ruin everything.

Becoming a freelance writer means you set your schedule. This is one of the most sought-after perks people look for as a work-from-anywhere writer. The flexibility will provide more personal satisfaction than anything else.

You can work as many hours (or as few) as you want to. Because of automation options, you can set things up to earn for you while you’re on vacation when you’re not feeling well, or even if you want to take the day off and attend a parent-teacher conference or school play one day.

Flexibility means you set the hours you work regularly. You can work the same hours you would have worked offline, 8–5, if you want to. But maybe you want to work from 10 AM to 2 PM or 9 PM to 1 AM. Whatever works, whatever fits, whatever you desire.

Whatever you feel works best for you, you can do it.

In fact, you can split your workday up. You might want to work from 9 AM to 12 PM and from 5 PM to 8 PM. As long as you’re contributing to the growth of your writing business, that’s all that matters.

This frees you up for a lot of beneficial self-care. You can have time to prepare nutritious meals, get some exercise throughout your day, or even go for a massage. If you want to take a break between work tasks, you can. In fact, you can even take a midday nap without having to worry about your boss catching you.

The power of freelance writing gives you the flexibility and freedom to create a work-life balance that works for YOU. It’s time…



Rick Martinez

My journey began on food stamps • I help CEOs & entrepreneurs write & publish books that give them authority & legacy • Former CEO turned ghostwriter