Are you one of the many freelance writers who is working hard and in return earning too little?
If you are one of them, then your time is going to change (5 Freelance Hacks for Efficient Income). This case is most often the case with beginner freelancers. The problem is many freelance writers deem working hard for little income in the beginning as the right path to tread on and they believe it is worthwhile for their career development. If you slouch under such a pensive category then you will have probably till now exhausted your efforts, and if not, then consider yourself forewarned.
I can understand how most freelancers can relate to this. So, to remove the prime obstacles from the path of your successful career, you just have to follow a little different approach which I am going to guide you here in five simple tips:
Multitasking is deception that reduces quality while keeping us in the illusion of saving time.
Hence, the outcome we receive is rejection of work. It is scientifically proven that multitasking can damage your brain and it reduces productivity. The best resolution to this is ‘Allocation of time’ for each task like:
- Email messages or social media usage.
- Research – Perform research before writing and save important points to use in the project.
- Inspirational distraction – While writing if any idea strikes for new article, write it down in new document and close it, but don’t let an uncertain future distract your present.
Treat Freelancing as a Business
The hard work of freelance writing can’t be fruitful if you continue to presume it as a fun hobby. Merely embracing this vision will resolve half of your hassle.
Set up a fixed time to be at your place of work and create a day plan as it is indeed a challenging business which involves:
- Finding clients
- Selling article
- Making deals
- Retaining clients, etc.
In real business we can’t spend half of our valuable working hours on social media; it gets easy here when we don’t set a work schedule. Thus, treating freelance writing as a business will definitely ripen content fruit.
Find Your Own Customer
Once you have acknowledged the fact that you are running a writing business, it’s time to look out for potential customers. Your writing piece or niche is a product that you must aim to sell to a target market.
You can search Google with keywords of your niche, find magazines and online sites of your interest, email them exclusive article proposals. If you have a unique article for them, they may have a big amount for you.
You can even create a blog platform for your business where clients can come to you directly. Though it is not compulsory, but having a blog for your writing portfolio can do wonders.
Stop Slaving for Content Mills
Content mill slaving is like a cart-puller work – no matter how hard you are working, neither your work will be recognized, nor will you be appreciated. It will award you nothing but burnout.
This is the gaffe beginners make. Experts never work for content mills or agencies since it hardly pays enough to cover all necessary bills.
I can link up to this, it’s hard to leave small yet regular income, but we must understand, no one has ever becomes an expert while working for content mills. To be a professional we need to move further.
Negative Beginner Mind Set
Every essence of success has an initial stage. So there is nothing wrong in being a beginner; this is a progressive phase which we all have to pass through. But it doesn’t mean being a beginner you have to get squashed under the burden of debts just to verify your skills. The point is that the beginning is not as hard as our beginner mind set creates it.
All is achievable with the right mindset. So we need to uproot the main cause of the problem which is the beginner mindset. This is nothing but merely a negative vibes that can be removed by self-confidence.
If it appears grueling to some, I have a simple magic trick for them. Say and repeat, “Abracadabra!”…If it works for you…well done, thumbs up from my side! And if it does not, then follow these 5 easy tips.
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