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Hitting a Snag as an Aspiring Freelance Writer

Are you an aspiring freelance writer? It can be difficult to start a career, especially if you do not know much about what you are doing. This will lead to what seems like one snag after the next. In other words, just as you gain momentum you run into something that slows you down. Does this sound all too familiar?

Hitting snags as a freelance writer, new or not, is going to happen. Even though I have seen just about every possible situation, there are still things that come up that perplex me – this is part of being a freelance writer. If you are not willing to deal with both the good and the bad, this is the wrong career for you.

When you hit a snag as an aspiring freelance writer you may feel as if your entire career is coming down around you. After all, you don’t know much about the industry, where you are headed, or how to solve the problem. In my experience, the best thing you can do is take your time in assessing your situation. Look at your problem from every different angle, and then make an educated decision on which move to make next.

Believe it or not, every problem you solve will help you in the long run. During my first year as a freelance writer I was stiffed a couple of times by clients. While this hurt at the time, I also learned a lot from the experiences. Now, it is easier for me to pinpoint from the start which “clients” don’t have my best interest in mind.

When you hit a snag make sure you solve your problem before moving on. You can learn from every experience, and when you do it ensures a better career in the future. 

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