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How to Deal with a Boring Project

Most freelance writers have run into this situation: they are excited about a new project but find out soon enough that the content is boring. Obviously, this is a situation that you do not want to face on a regular basis. That being said, you know it is going to happen at some point in time.

Here are three things you can do to deal with a boring project:

1. Make it fun. What can you do to make the job more exciting? This can be anything from adding your own spice to attempting to better connect with the client. In other words, don’t dwell on the fact that the job is a bit boring. Instead, do what you can to make the most of the situation.

2. Never give up. The last thing you want to do is run in the other direction and leave your client stranded. If you accepted a project you should have the pride and professionalism to finish it. Some freelance writers get into the habit of quitting on a job halfway through because it is not suited to their likes and needs. You should avoid this at all costs.

3. Ask the client for help. There is a good chance that you find the project boring because you do not understand what you are doing or the direction the client is headed. By asking for help you may find yourself with a better understanding of what is going on. This will allow you to see the project in a different light, and hopefully curb your boredom.

You can expect some gigs to be more exciting than others – this is part of being a freelance writer. If you take on a job and find it to be overly boring, use the three tips above to better your situation.

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