work smarter

Worried About Competitors? Here’s the Key to Freelance Success

The only competition to worry about for freelance success. Makealivingwriting.com

How do you achieve freelance success with so many other writers out there? It’s a question that’s come up a lot lately, as well as four years ago, when I first published this post. The answer might surprise you. Enjoy!–Carol.

Ever worry about competing with other writers in your niche for freelance success?

After all, a lot of writers with more experience than you are hustling every day. Can you really make this work, or do you feel like it’s hopeless to even put yourself out there?

Spend a lot of time worrying about other writers, and it might seem like those established pros already have the market for writing all sewn up.

I had one budding freelance writer tell me:

“I know the healthcare industry from my job, but when I saw how many members the healthcare writers association had, I just gave up! It seems like it’s too competitive.”

Or if you’ve been around a while, maybe you’re up nights worrying about all the hot young, social-media-savvy writers who’re coming to eat your lunch.

If you’re going to think this way — always worrying about how many other writers are trying to do the same thing you are — freelance success is just going to be a pipe dream.

To win the freelance writing game, you have to put your focus in a different place.

Tagged with: , , , , ,

Work Smarter and Earn More: 10 Freelance Writers’ Tips

Insanity, Einstein said, is doing the same thing over and over but expecting a different result. I see that in freelance writers a lot. They continue hanging around Elance or applying for “job opportunities” they see on Craigslist, or never

Tagged with: , , , , , , ,

The Impulsive Writer’s Productivity Secret: 3 Reasons to Write What You Want

I’ve got a wager for you: Bet I’ll make more money this month because I’m writing this blog post right now. How does that work? Well, I feel like writing this post now. I just got the idea for it,

Tagged with: , , , ,