Have you ever wondered if you should just give up on freelance writing?
There are people who should. After nearly a decade mentoring thousands of writers inside Freelance Writers Den and elsewhere, I’ve come to the conclusion that there are a few specific types of people who aren’t cut out for this.
If you’re one of these types, freelance writing is not going to work out for you. Ever. Unless you change the type of person you are — which may be tough.
Here’s what I mean…
Yes, I realize saying this is not going to make me popular with every aspiring writer on the planet.
Let me clarify: I’m talking about people who hope to earn a full-time living from freelance writing, and pay all their bills.
If you’re working on a novel, or just like to write the occasional article for the local paper, this post is not about you. Write on!
Regular readers know I like to be encouraging and upbeat. But I also don’t believe in spreading false hope.
If you’re dreaming of making ‘freelance writer’ your job title, you should know there are certain types of people who predictably do not become successful freelance writers. I’ve seen it over and over AND over again.
And no, it’s not because you’re not a ‘good enough’ writer. Mediocrity is rampant in this industry!
Here are the three types of people who fail at freelance writing: