Working freelance can be one of the most rewarding ways of earning a living. And not just financially. After all, you’re running your own operation, are able to dictate your working hours, and presumably doing what you love.

Crunch MD Darren Fell has written a great column in regional newspaper The Argus which features six top tips on how you can ensure your business is enjoyably profitable.

One of the key pieces of advice centres on how understanding your motivation is the key:

“…[you] need to pick a motivation that works for you. This could be, for example, the horror of returning to your previous workplace; being able to take three months off a year; or earning three times more than you used to. Find that information and keep it.”

Read the full article strewn with golden nuggets of business advice below: