Build a thriving freelance business as a writer. Thatâ€™s the goal, right?
But just about every writer discovers that the path to get there includes twists and turns, dead-ends, roadblocks, and delays while trying to build a freelance business.
And sometimes, you might even get lost along the way. Been there, done that?
But if youâ€™re the go-getter type whoâ€™s willing to hustle, develop discipline, and learn the business and craft of freelance writing, you can do this.
Whether youâ€™re just starting out, or youâ€™re ready to move up and earn more, thereâ€™s a few critical skills you need for long-term success.
And they donâ€™t have anything to do with the craft of writing, but everything to do with the business of writing, planning, finances, and marketing.
Ready to ramp up your freelance business? Check out these five go-getter strategies to help you earn more, get a steady stream of clients, and create a long-term game plan for freelance business success.
If you’re freaking out about trying to survive a marketing marathon to get hundreds of letters of introduction or queries out the door in a month to grow your freelance business, take a chill pill. Those are effective marketing strategies. But they aren’t the only way to find clients. Here are two more ways to make connections, find clients, and get referrals.
If you plan to run a successful freelance business as a writer, you can’t ignore the need for generating enough income to pay your bills and enjoy a certain quality of life. But too many writers fall into the feast or famine trap. And it doesn’t have to be that way.Â Here are 10 ways to improve your cash flow.
Want to retire from your freelance business someday with money in the bank, residual income streams, or writing assets you can sell? It’s not as hard as you might think. These freelance business strategies for writers will help you save for the future.
If you want to make a living writing, you’ll probably need to charge more than what you’d earn at a J-O-B. Want to make $100/hr? Sounds pretty good, right?
If you want to run a serious freelance business, knowing your hourly rate will help you:
- Bid on writing projects
- Weed out clients that can’t afford you
- Make the most of your time for writing and marketing
Check out this post for all the factors to consider to calculate your daily rate.
What happens when a writing client doesn’t pay? The simple answer: It has a direct impact on your bottom line as a freelance business. But that doesn’t mean you can’t get paid. These five get-your-attention moves typically get slow-to-pay clients to cut a check.
Freelance business strategies for writers
If you want to make a living writing, there’s more to it than just being a great wordsmith. You also need to be a go-getter who makes smart freelance business decisions to land great clients, make more money, and enjoy the freedom of being your own boss.