Ways to Prepare for the New Year Today
In case you havenâ€™t noticed, the new year is just a couple days away. Before you know it, it will be the middle of January and 2011 will be off and running. Now is the time to prepare your freelance writing career for the 12 months to come. If you continue to put this off, part of the year will be gone before you ever get organized.
Here are three ways to prepare for the new year today:
1. Update your business and marketing plan. I have been preaching this for many months, and it is something you must take care of sooner rather than later. This will help shape the months to come, while giving you something to rely on as you move forward.
2. Organize your taxes. Some people wait until April to collect the proper tax documents. Does this sound familiar? This may not appear to be a huge deal, but soon enough you will find that you are spending more time on your taxes than on your writing. In turn, your business is bound to suffer in some way.
3. Stay in touch with current clients to get a better idea of what they need in 2011. In addition to discussing what you have done for them in the past, talk about other services that you offer. This gives you the chance to increase your income without needing to land new clients.
Simple enough, right? These are three things you can do to ready your freelance writing career for the new year.