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Go all-in with Freelance Writing

Are you on the fence as to whether or not you should enter the freelance writing industry? This is a common place to be. Early in my career I was the same way. Sure, I wanted to be a freelance writer but there was always something in the back of my mind asking if this was a good idea. Soon enough, though, I realized that I had to go all-in if I was going to achieve a high level of success.

Here are three things to think about if you are trying to decide on a career as a freelance writer:

1. Either go for the gusto or go home. In other words, you need to put all of your heart into becoming a freelance writer. If you don’t, you are not going to be excited with the results. Decide if you truly want to follow this career path, and if so, do whatever it takes to get moving in the right direction.

2. Going all in does not mean taking big risks. I don’t want you to think you have to do something extreme just because you want to become a freelance writer. If you are not comfortable quitting your current job just yet, by all means you should avoid doing so. If you want to work part-time before you jump in feet first, this is perfectly acceptable. It is important that you go all-in, but that you do so in a manner that will give you the best chance of succeeding. For some, this means being more patient.

3. Give it a test run. If you are unsure of where you stand, try out freelance writing for a couple days (such as a weekend) to see how you feel about it. There is nothing wrong with experimenting before you decide to go all-in. In fact, this is to be encouraged in most cases.

Going “all-in” can mean many different things. To you, this may mean quitting your job and becoming a full-time freelance writer today. For others, it may mean being more patient and giving this career a trial run. No matter what, make sure you are dedicated to deciding if freelance writing is right for you.

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