5 Business Mistakes Freelance Writers Make

5 Business Mistakes Freelance Writers Make Avatar Posted by TomCrawford under Products and Services
From http://tom-crawford.com 583 days ago
Made Hot by: logistico on January 28, 2014 12:04 am
If you're struggling to land freelance writing clients or generate more income, then you might be making some basic business mistakes.

There are 5 serious mistakes freelance writers make when it comes to business. This articles covers the top 5.



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Written by tiroberts
576 days ago

Really interesting take on this. Thanks for sharing with us.



Written by TomCrawford
576 days ago

Thanks for commenting, and I'm pleased that you found it useful.



Written by HeatherStone
580 days ago

Hi Tom,

One and two are related here. Because the rates you charge are connected to the amount of work you must do to break even. And that, in turn, has to do with the amount of time and energy spent marketing and the quality of future jobs. A vicious circle!



Written by TomCrawford
580 days ago

Hi Heather,

No doubt about it. That's one of the traps that many freelance writers are snared by, unfortunately.

This is the reason that I advise writers to focus on finding long term clients first and foremost. This is the way to income stability over the long term.

Initially, the focus needs to be on finding great clients, over great jobs. While a great job might pay the bills this month, the same cycle (you mentioned) will be repeated again next month.

All the best - Tom



Written by BizRock
582 days ago

What an awesome set of tips and so insightful! Thank you for sharing this article!



Written by TomCrawford
582 days ago

Pleased to hear these tips were helpful to you. Thanks for commenting.



Written by bigmoneyweb
582 days ago

Everyone is bound to make mistakes but, the most important thing is to always learn from it. But, it's also good to be learning from other peoples mistakes. Thanks for sharing this with the bizsugar community.

Val



Written by TomCrawford
582 days ago

Absolutely agree with you, Val. Providing we learn from mistakes (our own, or others), they only make our businesses stronger. Thanks for commenting.



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