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Common Career Mistakes and how to fix them

Is your freelance writing career broke? Do you feel that there are some things that need to be changed at once? If you answered yes to one or both of these questions you should consider what you can do to fix your career. After all, you are in a good place for the most part. You are a freelance writer, and you have the potential to make a good living. But if some aspects of your career are broke, you will not be able to move on full steam ahead until you find a solution.

Here are a few common career mistakes, and some ideas on how to fix them:

1. Not being organized. Over the years I have found that many freelance writers begin to face issues when they get disorganized. They don’t know what jobs need to be completed first, when the next project is due, or what is working in terms of marketing. And this is only the tip of the iceberg. Do yourself a favor and make it part of your daily job to stay organized. This is something that will help you better your career.

2. Don’t get ahead of yourself. Many freelance writers want to go from no income to $5k per month in a snap of a finger. Guess what? The industry does not work like this. You need to pay your dues, build your client base, and learn a lot about yourself and what is going on around you. This will take some time.

3. Giving up before you give yourself a real chance to succeed. The potential to become a successful freelance writer is right in front of you. But if you give up before you have a chance to succeed you are going to regret it later on in life. It is never easy to start a new career. This is particularly true if you are going to work for yourself. Giving up is easy, but it is also the quickest way to kill your career and find yourself in yet another rut.

These are three common mistakes of freelance writers, and some thoughts on how to avoid and/or fix them. 

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