So you’re ready to freelance. The only problem is, how to start? Life would be better with a plan! Are You Ready to Go Freelance lays out the things you need to consider and the steps you need to take to optimize your chances of success. Lightning does strike somewhere every day, but that doesn’t mean you can expect to go freelance with clients clamoring for your services without any prep.
A lifelong avid reader and writer, my BA is in English Lit. My MBA is with a concentration in finance. I’ve worked as an assistant to a publisher, a financial analyst, a strategic planning analyst, a management consultant, and a full-time freelance writer. Along the way I’ve often written about complex topics for a general audience. That’s just what I intend to do here.
I chose the freelance lifestyle because of the flexibility it offered. I write on a variety of topics for a variety of clients. I’ve learned a lot along the way from my experience as well as from the experience of other successful – and not so successful – freelance writers.
Writing is a business. You need to get work, do the work, bill and collect for the work, and decide upon a mix of clients that will keep your bills paid as economic conditions fluctuate. It’s not easy but it is do-able. I’ll be writing about ways to maximize your likelihood of success.
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