When you’re a freelance writer, it’s easy to go on for years clinging to magical thinking about how your career will work.
It’s like believing in fairy tales. Usually, when you grow up, you realize there is no enchanted frog or beast that turns into a prince.
But with a lot of writers, these myths persist for years and years, leading to lots of wasted time and low earnings.
What are the big fairy tales freelance writers tell themselves? Below are my top three:
Myth #1: The Secret Website of Plenty
Did you ever feel that if you just found the right freelance platform or job-ad site, you’d suddenly discover a gusher of really great-paying jobs nobody else was noticing?
On a regular basis, I’ll see writers proceeding with their careers, year after year, earning peanuts because they’re in the clutch of this fantasy: