When you’re new to freelance writing, there are always going to be uncertainties at the back of your mind. How do I find clients? Do I need a contract? Should I try to specialise in a particular niche? What niche? And so on and so forth…
The truth is that there’s no ‘rule book’ for freelance writers.
When I first had the idea of creating a blog for writers, by writers (namely, myself), one of the things I wanted to focus on was breaking away from content mills.
Why? Because there are tonnes of amazing freelance writers out there who aren’t maximising their potential, and that is — to a great extent — caused by content mills.
I’ve been a freelance writer for quite some years now, and during that time, I’ve realised the one thing holding me back from reaching my earning potential is myself. I mean, that’s freelancing, right?
The problem isn’t that I work too few hours every week, or that I don’t set my sights on ever-better clients, but rather that I’m just not as productive as I could be during the workday.