One of the biggest reasons freelancers love being on their own is the flexibility it affords.
When you're your own boss, you set the schedule. You pick whom you work with and what projects you take on.
And, ideally, you pick where you work.
Unfortunately, most of us don't take full advantage of our business portability. Some people have young kids. Others have aging parents to take care of. Or a medical condition that limits travel.
Recently, after talking with my colleague Steve Roller from CopywriterCafe.com, I realized that (for me, at least), it's mostly an issue of both commitment AND fear.
I haven't made this a priority. And I'm a bit fearful of the unknown.
There's a third reason that stops many solos...
The belief that you have to go to an exotic location — and that you have to do it for an extended period of time.
If you're even remotely interested in travel, I urge you to listen to this episode. Steve talks about his motivation for getting out of his daily environment and seeing more of the world. He explains how he's able to make it work. And he offers many useful tips and tricks for successful "vagabonding."