There are some questions that I get a lot when people discover that I’m a writer. For example: “do you get in arguments with your characters?” Or “Are you still sane?” The answer to both is yes, by the way.
Since I’m a professional business content writer, you’d probably think my favourite business tool was a word processor, right? My favourite business must-have is actually my planner! It’s my most important business expense every year.
Let’s be real here: when you are a professional, you so often have to be a mature person and walk away without retorting or pushing back. That might be good for business, but sometimes you just want to bite back, right? Now's your moment.
Accepting those hard truths is so important! You don’t have to take ownership of them because they are outside of your control. Just accept them as they are, and keep on moving forward.
Without question, moving while trying to keep up full-time hours as a self-employed professional is challenging and stressful. But, it is possible. Plus, when you get your new space and know that you did it, it’s a great power trip!
A gig economy is where you are working for yourself instead of a company, and you work directly with a customer. Sometimes they’re a one-off customer, and other times they’re returning ones that you get over and over again. Here’s why it’s changing the way people look at jobs.
When I started out, there wasn’t much out there for trustworthy online platforms to advertise my services, but now there seems to be one on every virtual corner! If you’re looking at getting involved with freelancing platforms, you’ll want to take the time to figure out what the best one is.
As much as I love words, there are just those that take up space and don’t often give you anything for it. I know that professional writers are supposed to love all words, but that’s overrated. Some words are just completely useless and leave good writers open to ridicule when used in conversation or writing.
As if researching, writing and editing weren’t enough to handle as a professional writer, you also have to figure out creative ways to win over the customer. With all of the competition out there, it may seem that trying to keep the customer interested is an impossible task, but you’ll be pleased to learn that it isn’t. It simply goes back to the core concept of why you’re in business in the first place: because you’re good at what you do.
If you’re looking at hiring a freelance business writer to give you some support and you want to make sure that it’s a profitable relationship on both sides, here are some behaviour tips to help you make the most out of this understated professional relationship with your content writer.