Over the past year I have received hundreds of emails from satisfied readers. They love the basic tips that I offer, as well as the way the information is presented. But of course, I always want to deliver more to each and every one of you.
With 2011 in full swing I am going to spend some time focusing on this blog. While I have some ideas on what I want to do over the next few months, any feedback from you, the reader, would be greatly appreciated.
Do you want more tips on how to get started? Detailed posts on finding new gigs? Would you like to see me offer something else?
Let me know your thoughts by leaving a comment or sending me an email. Either way, I hope to implement your feedback throughout 2011 and beyond.
Are you at a point in your freelance writing career where you feel like giving up? This happens all too often, but it is part of the game. Although you may feel like cutting ties with your career and moving onto other things, you should consider the following before you take the final step.
1. Ask yourself why you area doing this. Are you giving up because you are not making enough money? Because you just arenâ€™t cut out for being a freelance writer? Because somebody told you that you are making a mistake? Everybody has a reason for becoming a freelance writing, as well as a reason for giving up (if it comes to this). Just make sure you are quitting for all the right reasons.
2. Can I try one last time to make things better? There is a good chance that you donâ€™t need to give up on your dream of being a freelance writer. Instead, all you have to do is change a few things here and there and your career outlook will begin to look better. You cannot expect every aspect of your career to go smooth. Sometimes you need to make changes to realize that you are in the right line of work.
3. Have a plan for the future. You may have already decided that giving up on freelance writing is the best thing to do â€“ there is nothing wrong with this. Just make sure that you have a plan for the future. You donâ€™t want to leave this career path in the dust if you have no idea what you want to do next. By doing this you will find yourself in the same position soon enough.
The point of this post is to make you think twice before giving up on your freelance writing career. Success may be closer than you believe!
As basic as it sounds, some aspiring freelance writers do not know how to learn about the industry they are interested in joining. They have an interest in getting involved with freelance writing, but are unsure of how to learn more about this career and what it offers. Fortunately, this is not something that should slow you down for too long. If you have any sort of research skills you can learn a lot about every aspect of freelance writing. This is even more so the case if you are willing to part with a little bit of money and/or speak with those who are already successful.
One of the best ways to learn about freelance writing is to search and read online for hours on end. This is what I did when I first became interested in being a freelance writer. I spent a lot of time reading freelance writing blogs, websites, articles, and much more. Anything I could get my hands on was something I read. Remember to bookmark any sites that are of interest to you.
What about freelance writing books? There are many good ones out there. Head to Amazon.com and search for books on this topic; you will find hundreds of them. While you donâ€™t want to buy every book on freelance writing, chances are that you will find a few quality ones to purchase. Read the reviews from others before deciding what to spend your money on.
You can also speak with other freelance writers. This is one of the main reasons that I started my freelance writing course. I wanted to give aspiring writers a way to learn the ropes, while also giving them the chance to ask specific questions. If you are looking for a mentor of sorts, you can join my freelance writing course. Do you personally know any freelance writers? If so, ask them if you can pick their brain for a few minutes. You may be surprised at what you can learn in a short period of time.
If you are interested in becoming a freelance writer you should learn as much as you can before making your final decision. A well prepared beginner is one who has a good chance of future success.