Do you have a passion for writing?
Can you call yourself an expert on one or two topics?
Are you looking for a way to earn extra income or possibly a full-time income from home?
One last question for you: What’s stopping you from starting a freelance writing business?
What’s stopping you from starting a freelance business?
- You don’t know where to begin and are overwhelmed with the content floating around online.
- You’re afraid to put yourself out there since you have zero or minimal experience.
- You don’t think you have the time aside from your part-time, full-time or parenting job(s).
If you answered YES to one or more of these questions, then you’re in the right place. Let me increase your confidence in freelance writing with the following tips.
1. Start a freelance business right now by simply making a commitment to begin
Want to know how I started freelance writing? I simply committed. I had an opportunity in college to freelance for a free magazine in the area, and I didn’t pass the opportunity up. After my first paid freelance job I was hooked.
I love the freedom of creativity daily writing offers. I love helping other people share their stories. I decided I could make a decent income from freelancing if I put in the work, effort and commitment.
Today’s the day for you to say:
- Hell yes I’m going to start my business, make money from home, and commit to my passions.
- I’m going to keep thinking about how great starting a freelance business would be, but I’m not going to make any purposeful actions towards pursuing my dream.
I hope you pursue your dreams and get the opportunity to share your stories and your writing with the world.
If you chose the first option nows the time to write, write, and write some more!
2. Start your freelance business now by writing loads of great content and exploring different niches
Once you discover which niche brings you joy AND is profitable to write about, then you can create great content that appeals to publications.
Create goals to write a set amount of pieces for a set amount of publications.
For example, I set a monthly goal to write at least one piece for a certain parenting publication I submit to on a regular basis. This way, I have accountability when it comes to writing.
This is also where starting a blog (website) and social networking for your freelance business comes into play. If you create great content and publish it on your blog, then you’re essentially building a portfolio for editors to read in the future. Everything you write can lead to a freelance job, so the more rich content you write the better.
3. Start your freelance business now by using your free time wisely
Unplug, turn Netflix off, and delete apps from your phone if you must. I know this can be easier said than done. I’ve struggled with planning my free-time wisely many a time.
Ultimately I discovered, if I don’t set aside the time and make the time, then my business goes nowhere.
I learned to say no to binge watching television shows, no to looking at my phone here and there, and no to not putting this business at the top of my list. I’ve said yes to staying up late to work on my business and yes to working on my business during any free-time I can get.
For those of you who don’t know, I am a mom to a toddler, I work outside the home up to 15 hours a week, and I run my business. It’s hard to schedule the entrepreneurial time, but I try to make it work in order to reach my goals.
I am proof you can make it work, too.
Do what you need to do for your entrepreneurial career. Do what you need to do to surpass your goals.
Most importantly, stick to a plan to get your freelance business started.
I’ve created a 31 day plan that if you follow, you’ll have a freelance writing business started and ready to nurture in order to make extra money from home. Check it out below.
If you’ve been wanting to start your own freelance business for weeks, months or even years, then here’s your opportunity! Combine your passion on a certain topic, your ability to write and your urge to make money as an entrepreneur and there is no stopping you.
If you download the 31 day plan to start your freelance business plan now, then please let me know what you think. Did it help you? Did I miss something? Do you have questions?
Keep in mind, the plan is a lot to do in 31 days. If you need to add more time that’s totally okay, too!
Jessica Kromer – Purposeful Writer