There is a word that doesn’t belong in the vocabulary of anyone who hopes to make a living as a freelance writer. When you allow this word into your thoughts, it halts all forward progress and stops you dead in your tracks.
Here is the word:
You know you want to be a freelancer, but do you know why? This is a somewhat personal question, and there is no right or wrong answer. What is important is for you to know why YOU want to create a career as a freelancer.
Why is the Why Important?
What kind of characteristics does it take to be a freelance writer? Succeeding as a freelance writer is as much about mindset as it is about skill, and there are certain traits that are required in order to thrive. The truth is the ones who make it aren’t always the best writers. The writers who make it are the ones who decide they will and don’t give up no matter what. Here are some other characteristics of freelance writers:
Are you an overwhelmed writer? If you are, you’re not alone. Once you have made the decision to become a freelance writer, you suddenly realize that there are about a thousand directions you can choose.
So many niches, so little time.