How do I achieve creative freedom?

David Andrew Wiebe
4 min readMay 7, 2015

Wouldn’t you love to spend more of your time doing what you love to do?
Whether you’re a writer, musician, or artist, work has a way of getting in the way of what you’d rather spend your time doing.

Over the last six years, I’ve been exploring the idea of creative freedom on my website. I’ve been thinking about what it would mean to have more time to do what I love to do (in my case music and travel), and how to get there.

While I’m not going to suggest that the options presented here are comprehensive by any means, each of the avenues has the potential to provide a degree of freedom in your creative pursuits.

Let’s get into it.

Find a Job You Love

Perhaps the ability to spend more of your time on creativity is just an opportunity away.

There are plenty of jobs out there where creativity is an asset — just look at trending markets like content marketing, copywriting or social media.

If you don’t have the skills you need yet, don’t worry — there’s plenty of information online, and if you’re determined enough to invest your free time into self-education, there’s nothing you can’t learn and pick up.

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David Andrew Wiebe

Empowering independent artists to share their passion, build devoted fan bases, and turn creativity into income.