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Common Struggles On The Way To Becoming A Freelance Writer


If you want to become a freelance writer, you should consider both advantages and disadvantages of this profession. The pros of being a freelancer are obvious while many individuals do not see common struggles on the way to becoming freelance writers. The list below contains some information that it is better to consider first.

  1. The biggest problem you face is finding clients:
  2. It is true that about one percent of freelance writers make more than ninety percent of the income generated in the field. This means that other ninety-nine percent of freelancers are looking for jobs and cannon make thousands upon thousands of dollars each month. The market is very competitive; you should work a lot in order to find your clients and earn enough money to feel satisfied.

  3. Time is money:
  4. Everyone knows that time is the most valuable resource that people have. However, you should put lots of efforts in order to benefit from it. Many freelancers agree that they just cannot ever get enough of it. They are paid based on hours they have spent writing a piece of text, but they have other responsibilities as well, and they have troubles trying to balance everything. It takes time to understand what your first priority is, and learn to spend time on it wisely.

  5. Great ideas do not come from nowhere:
  6. The beginners often have many ideas and can write articles, posts, and blogs all day long. However, later many professional freelance writers experience lack of ideas which limits their growth. In fact, they spend too much time hunting for ideas and suffer from stresses.

  7. Distractions are common struggles for many freelancers:
  8. This can be dangerous when you cannot concentrate if someone is doing something around. Messages, TV, music, social networks, and phone calls can make your working session a nightmare. Technologies surround us, they are extremely helpful, but sometimes can put a dent on your income.

  9. You can do your job effectively until you start procrastinating:
  10. Procrastination is deadly for any kind of activities you are involved in. However, it is even worse when it comes to freelance writing. If you are watching movies when you are supposed to be working, it means that you are procrastinated. Remember that business before pleasure is a good rule to follow. However, make sure that you have enough time for fun and rest, otherwise you can end up procrastinating and dreaming about your vacation.

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  • If you intend to become a good writer, this blog will surely help you out!

    August 28, 2014 | (10 ) Comments

  • Very helpful for starters in a freelancing, but also good for advanced writers!

    September 5, 2014 | (10 ) Comments

  • Great tips from professionals! Good to see so many updates!

    November 19, 2014 | (10 ) Comments

  • Great ideas using which you'll never get down! Very useful for writers to get their skills prepared to freelance career.

    December 15, 2014 | (10 ) Comments

Expand Your Job Search and Add More Sources to Your List of Freelance Writing Resources

Keep your source list updated and continue expanding your search options. Sometimes writers are not able to land good writing jobs because they don’t expand where they look. In many cases good jobs are not advertised. You need know where to look and who to get in touch with when it comes to reputable sources with writing job leads. Great writers will know where to go to get work. This means your resource list should be diverse with leads in different niches. You should have an idea of which niches and writing jobs are in demand and those that offer lucrative earnings on a regular basis.