Create a Video Vision Board to Keep You On Top of Your Freelance Writing Goals

By Linda Formichelli

Karen Cioffi’s guest post this week, 7 Steps to Freelance Writing Success Through Positive Thinking, got a great response! I can see this idea resonates with many of my readers.

Karen’s step #2 was “Put your vision into words and other visuals.” For me, that visual is a video — and I wanted to let you know about Animoto, a FREE service that lets you create short videos. You can insert photos, select music, add headlines, and more to create a video vision board that will help you keep at your writing goals. My life and career coach, Kristin Taliaferro, recommended it to her clients — and I’m recommending it to you!

I haven’t used Animoto to create a vision board in relation to my writing yet, but in 2010 I made one to reflect my themes for the year: Health and peace. It’s two years old, but I still watch — and am inspired by it — often. Here’s the video:


I hope you find this helpful as you work towards your freelance writing goals and try to keep a positive mindset. If you create an Animoto vision board video and you’d like to share it, post the link in the Comments below! [LF]

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  • Oooh – I love Animoto, but I never thought to use it as a vision board tool. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to create a couple of motivational clips… 🙂

    Thanks for sharing!

  • “People often say motivation doesn’t last. Neither does bathing—that’s why we recommend it daily.” – Zig Ziglar

    I’ve never created a vision board before. But it sounds like a really good exercise in establishing long-term goals. I think I’ll give it a shot. Thanks for the tool tip!

  • Linda, what a clever idea for a vision board. It’s short and pertinent. I love it! I haven’t tried Animoto yet, but have used One True Media, which seems similar.

    Thanks for a great suggestion – I’m going to try it.

  • Thank you Linda for the information on Animoto. Been thinking about videos and a good way to start.

  • I’m intrigued! Will be giving this a go tonight. Thanks Linda!

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