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Don’t expect Great Results too soon

This post is not meant to scare you away from becoming a freelance writer. Instead, its purpose is to keep you grounded and help you realize that expecting too much early on can lead to disaster. When it comes to achieving your desired results, you will probably find that it takes a little bit of time.

How much freelance writing experience do you have? When I started I had written some pieces in the past but had no clue of what I was getting into. In other words, there was a very large learning curve staring me in the face. For this reason, I went into my new career with an open mind.

In my first month as a freelance writer I pulled in $52. While this was a bit discouraging, as well as scary, I knew that the process would take time. Yes, it would have been easy to give up at this point but I knew that sticking with this career path was going to benefit me in the long run.

If I would have expected more during my first couple months of freelance writing I may have turned away from this career and headed down another road. This is not to say that you should set easily attainable goals or be satisfied with mediocrity. It does mean that you have to be realistic. If you aren’t, there is a good chance that you will scare yourself away from reaching your full potential.

In closing, shoot for the stars while realizing that it will take time to reach your goals.

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