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Small Steps towards a Big Freelance Writing Career

As a new freelance writer you probably have big plans for the future. Among the most common is taking control of your career, earning more money, and having a more flexible work schedule. While it is great to dream big, you don’t want to get ahead of yourself.

In my freelance writing course, I always tell students to take small steps. It may not seem like you are getting anywhere, but soon enough you will look over your shoulder and realize just how much progress you have made.

I want to earn $10k/month as a freelance writer. This is something I hear time and time again. While possible over the long haul, you should not expect this to happen overnight. Instead, you must take small steps day after day.

Which steps should I take? This depends on many factors including your current standing as a freelance writer, your future goals, and the amount of time you are devoting to your career.

As you can imagine, a full-time freelance writer has a better chance of reaching his/her goals quicker than a part-timer. However, this does not mean that part-time freelancers are at a disadvantage. Instead, you will have to take smaller steps spread out over a longer portion of time.

During my first month as a freelance writer I earned $52 dollars. By month three my total eclipsed $2k. It would have been nice to earn this much during my first month, but doing so was not possible. After 90 days, I looked at how far I had come and realized that small steps, one after the next, helped me reach one of my first income goals.

No matter if you are new to the world of freelance writing or some other career, you have to take small steps in order to achieve big time success.

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