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Problems that Aspiring Freelance Writers Face

Are you an aspiring freelance writer? Are you excited about getting your career up and running? The start-up phase is one of the most exciting for a freelance writer. Even if you are new to the industry, you are sure to have a fun time learning the ins and outs of landing clients, making money, etc. But while you are having a good time, you are also going to face a few problems that may make you second guess yourself. The most important thing to remember is that every freelance writer runs into issues. You will not be the first or last.

Here are a few problems that you should expect to face if you are new to the world of freelance writing:

1. Clients that give you the runaround. There are tons of good clients out there, but there will always be some that are not hiring freelance writers for the right reason. Even if you do your homework on every client you are bound to run into a few that will not be easy to work with.

2. Low paying gigs. Not every freelance writing project pays a lot of money. You have to do decide where your “basement” is, and then stick to your guns when accepting projects. There are clients who will want you to work for peanuts. It is your job to decide where to draw the line.

3. Not having enough time. This is a good problem to have. As you grow your career you will find yourself landing more and more jobs. Soon enough you will probably be faced with more work than you can handle. This is when you need to use time management to your advantage, while also being more selective about who you work with. This is a difficult but good problem to face.

Every freelance writer faces the above problems at some point in their career. Chances are that you will do the same.

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