I still have to pinch myself sometimes when I look at my monthly freelance writing income.
Less than a year ago, I was making $2500 per month working as a full-time copywriter at a job that stressed me out so much that it gave me an eye twitch.
Now, I’m making double that. And I don’t have to worry about barf-inducing stuff like office politics, a micromanaging boss, or being punished for clocking in 30 seconds late.
Don’t get me wrong – it wasn’t easy to grow my freelance writing business at first.
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Don’t you think it’s best to learn from other people’s (or in this case, freelance blogger’s) mistakes and experiences?
I, too, live by this principle.
But no matter how well read and informed you are, there will be slips.
When I plunged into becoming a freelance blogger, I thought that I knew all that I needed to know.
I honestly thought that I had read enough posts about freelance blogging mistakes to not make any myself.
Are you currently building a freelance blogging or writing business?
If you are, great! It’s both an enjoyable and lucrative career. But it doesn’t have to stop there.
Adding additional services to your freelance toolbelt will make you more valuable to both your current and future clients. It also can keep your work fresh and interesting, and allows you to prospect for new clients in different ways too!
But what services does it make sense to offer?
It’s a common struggle that many new bloggers run into. What is that exactly?
Moving away from crappy paying blog jobs and onto better paying projects so that you’re not a starving artist.
When you’re first starting out as a blogger, landing those first couple of paying gigs feels amazing. For many, including myself, it felt like validation for everything you have been trying to do.
But does this sound familiar?
You contact a potential client (or vice-versa) and land the job,
When I first came across the idea of Freelance Blogging, my first thought was, “Writing for money? That’s perfect! I love writing anyway.”
I’m sure there are many other budding freelance bloggers who have had similar sentiments regarding the idea of writing for a living.
If you’re looking to become a freelance blogger or you’re new to the game, then please read the next sentence carefully:
Loving to write does not mean that you will be a good freelance blogger.
I hope that doesn’t sound like a harsh statement,
For many people, working for yourself is the dream!
And although I’m super excited and optimistic about it, it doesn’t come without its own set of challenges.
You don’t often encounter too much about the downsides of being a freelancer though, so I thought I’d share with you the top three things that make the business challenging for me.
Can you believe it? It’s already 2015! (Jaw drops to the floor.) I don’t even know what happened to the last year, but I can tell you one thing: it was an exciting one.
As some of you may know, I stumbled into Freelance Blogging quite by accident. After I realized how much easier it was to land long-term clients and reoccurring revenue when compared to doing Web Design, I ultimately switched tracks and dove right in.
In the short time that I’ve been writing for the online world as a Freelance Blogger,