Why are you thinking of Quitting your Freelance Writing Career?
Over the years, hundreds of people have come to me asking for freelance writing advice. The worst emails are those from people who are giving up on their dream. They no longer feel that freelance writing is right for them, and for this reason they are moving onto another opportunity. While there is nothing wrong with moving on, remember this: you should have a very good reason for quitting your freelance writing career. If you donâ€™t, it may be time to clamp down and stick with things for a bit longer.
Some people quit freelance writing because they have found a better job. For instance, freelancing offers a lot of freedom but some would rather go back to a 9 â€“ 5 that gives them more â€œsecurity.â€ As long as you are doing what makes you happy, that is the most important thing. Just make sure that giving up on freelance writing is what you really want to do.
On the other hand, there are freelance writers who give up because they just arenâ€™t making the expected progress. These are the type of people who really disappoint me. They are very close to achieving success, but just donâ€™t know if they can stick it out any longer. As you know, doubt is a very powerful thing. Even though you may feel like giving up, if you can stay with your career for just a bit longer things will eventually turn around. Unless you have another opportunity that you are comfortable with, giving up will probably make your situation, both with your career and financially, worse.
There is nothing wrong with moving on from freelance writing to a new career. Just make sure you have a good reason for doing so, and that you are not giving up because times are tough.