Getting Ideas Lack of ideas can be the greatest challenge of any freelancer. The reality is, you are not greater than the ideas you can get. It doesn’t matter if you’re a freelance writer or a freelance designer, the limit to your ideas is the limit to your growth. Health As a freelance writer you can plan as much as you want, you can load yourself with as much knowledge on a subject as you can, but there is one thing that can always stop you, and you must always be prepared for it. That one thing is your health. Lack of ideas is a problem with a quick solution, if you fall sick you can’t do anything until you get well. Especially when the doctors start giving you their “great”(?) advice that you shouldn’t try to do anything.