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Tips for Managing your Freelance Writing Career

When you work as a freelance writer you are the only person in charge of managing your career. The same cannot be said when you work for an employer. Sure, you are still your own person but at the same time your company has a lot to say about what you do, how you advance, and much more.

Below are three tips for successfully managing your freelance writing career:

1. Be prepared for both the good and bad. Some freelance writers expect fun, games, and lots of money day after day – this is not the way things work. Just like any other career, some days are going to be better than others. Make sure you are fully prepared to deal with both the good and bad.

2. Don’t forget about anything that is bothering you. The easiest way to get past a problem is to brush it aside and hope that it does not get worse. This is a big mistake. If you are going to successfully manage your freelance writing career you need to be ready deal with any problem, big or small.

3. Stay organized. Early in my career I was not as organized as I should have been. This led to a lot of mistakes including missed deadlines and accounting errors. Soon enough I realized how important it was to stay organized, even if it meant extra time out of my day. Good organization is a habit. Once you get into the flow you will want to stay organized because you know just how much it can do for you.

It is impossible for me to sit down and write all the ways to successfully manage a freelance writing career. What I do is different than the next person. That being said, the three tips above have greatly helped me over the years and should be able to do the same for you.

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