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7 questi to ask before quitting your job for freelance writing
  • Do you have a clearly defined niche?
  • Is your portfolio and website marketing you properly?
  • Are you acting like a business owner?
  • Do...

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Freelance Writers, Read This Before Quitting Your Day Job

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Choosing a freelance writing niche has its advantages: 

  • Higher expertise = higher rates 
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  • Freelance writing portfolio should always be future-facing. 
  • As you gain more experience, you should also be updating your website with testimonials. 
  • Website and portfolio are...

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Do you have a process for onboarding new clients? Do you set aside money for taxes when clients pay your invoice? Do you find yourself procrastinating and submitting work last minute?\

Look a...

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  • When you decide to do freelance writing full-time, income stability is often the tradeoff. To hedge risk (as investors would say), save at least three months of living expenses saved up before...

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Client retainers are useful for providing stable, predictable income. 

If you’re working one-off clients, try convincing them to sign a three-month (or more) retain with you before quitting y...

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Don’t burn your bridges. Make sure you give your employer at least two week's notice (ideally, more) before going freelance full-time. 

Also, offer to help facilitate...

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When you’re self-employed, you have total responsibility. You have the potential to build a highly lucrative enterprise or go broke

If you’re not a self-starter th...

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If you desire income stability and you’re not a self-starter, it may be best to stay at your day job.

Freelance writers that possess discipline, business management skills a...

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First, ensure that your freelance writing business has the right systems and is producing enough revenue to support the lifestyle you desire.

Consider choosing a niche, buil...

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Yes. Many full-time freelance writers generate enough revenue to support their lifestyles. 

Financially successful freelance writers tend to be self-starters nurture both their writing and bu...

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Beginner freelance writers can potentially earn money after completing their first freelance writing job

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If you already possess excellent writing skills, first focus on building your freelance writing portfolio.

 You can create relevant writing samples (usually unpaid) through g...

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