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Freelance Writing Misconceptions

Starting a freelance writing career may appear to be a daunting task. But once you get your mind right you will begin to see that success is closer than you first thought. One thing you have to do is avoid common freelance writing misconceptions. If you begin to believe things that are not true, you will find it difficult to get your footing and gain ground.

I want to talk about a couple of misconceptions that I hear time after time:

1. Anybody can become a freelance writer. This one drives me nuts. I hear it all the time. Simply put, it is not true. It is unfortunate, but I know many people who have tried a career in freelance writing and failed miserably. They believed it would be easy, but found out soon enough that this was not the case. It is very important that you go into this industry with the right thoughts in your head. Believing that you are going to be on easy street is not a good idea.

2. You cannot earn a good living as a freelance writer. This misconception is every bit as common as number one. But once again, it is far from the truth. I know freelance writers who make a few hundred dollars per month, as well as those that pull in $15k or more on a regular basis. The sky is truly the limit when it comes to income potential.

Are there any other freelance writing misconceptions you should be aware of? There sure are. In fact, there are so many that it would take forever to list them all. That being said, the two above are the ones that I hear most often. They are also the ones that annoy me the most because they are simply not true.

By avoiding misconceptions and only dealing with the truth, you will be in better position to succeed immediately as a freelance writer. 

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