I want other struggling freelancers to know that you aren’t alone, even if the online world says otherwise. I see you, and I see your struggles. The solution is all about making a choice. So what will you choose? Misery or positivity?
Freelancer burnout is inevitable even if you do everything correctly and take all of the advice that you can. But why? Here’s my take on it.
Engaging with writing and learning how to constantly improve the clarity and engagement of that writing has helped me overcome many barriers in how I communicate with people. My story is not unique. Many find strength in writing that they lack elsewhere.
If you leave yourself open to improving your writing, even in places you might not have thought of at first, you’ll be a real writer, a professional writer. And that’s what this is all about.
We all tend to be optimistic about our energy for the day or the next day. Unfortunately, we overload our panic list and set ourselves up for failure.
My panic lists help me organize the smaller things, remember the larger ones, and accommodate the really large ones. It helps me keep on top of everything to do with my business so that nothing slips through the cracks.
While there’s no shortcut to making 6 figures a month (if so, someone, please fill me in), you can help your bottom line increase by following these money-making tips.
The important thing is to always focus on doing what you need to do for your professional career. Sticker shock is just part of the process of doing what’s best for you.
Changing your rates with your current clients definitely takes some finesse since you don’t want to drive them all away, but it’s certainly doable.
It might sound strange, but charging a fair but decent freelancer rate will impress many new and existing clients. It shows that you take your skills and job seriously and know your worth.