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Freelance Writers: Here is Why Being Busy May Not Be the Best Thing for Your Writing Business
Written by William Ballard, Freelance Writer and Author
If you were training for a 13 -mile and half-marathon, would taking your dogs for a 10-minute walk around the block be good training for such an event?
Obviously, you wouldn’t expect to finish a half-marathon … much less finish with a decent time … after doing nothing but walk your dogs.
But are you doing the same type of thing when it comes to your freelance writing business? I’ll confess that I was, but not anymore.
Let me explain …
I started seriously marketing my freelance writing business in January. Since then, I’ve been able to step away from my J-O-B at the family business and reduce my time there to just one part-time day a week. My own writing business has been growing, and I’ve been busy.
But I realized recently that I haven’t been busy doing the most profitable things. I haven’t been going after work that is strategically best for my freelance writing career.
I’ve been busy with a lot of web copywriting and social media work for small local businesses that really need my help. The work is rewarding, and I’m getting paid to do it.
My chosen niche is writing web copy to train and mentor aspiring writers (authors and freelance writers, such as yourself). And only one of my clients is in the writing industry right now!
I’ve been so busy that I haven’t been very productive in attracting new clients in my preferred niche. I’ve been losing out on the potential for more lucrative projects and the chance to write about what I love.
Therefore, with the help of Nick Usborne’s Profitable Freelancing program, this is what I did and what you can do, too, if you find yourself in a similar situation:
Have you experienced busy-ness that has gotten you off track? Did you go through some of these steps to correct the situation? I’d love to hear about it! Please share your story in the comments below.
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About the Author
William Ballard is the author of, "8 Tips to Freelance Writing Success (Article Writing Series)" and "3 Steps to Blogging Success: Discovering Your Passion, Finding Your Audience, and Developing an Income Stream (Article Series)".
He has been writing professionally for over 10+ years and has much experience within the industry, both in publishing and in freelance writing. He has successfully self-published over 10 books and eBooks. Visit his Amazon Author Page to see list of his most recent projects.