Will it be fair weather in freelance writing in 2020, or foul? Inquiring writers want to know. Which is why it’s time for my annual Freelance Writing Forecast.
(Wondering how we did with last year’s predictions? Check that out here.)
To find out the top trends that will impact how we pursue our craft next year, I reached out to stakeholders around our industry, including experts, coaches, freelancers, agency owners, and more. My rule is to not use the same experts year-to-year, so these are all new faces to the forecast.
I’m particularly proud that this year’s forecast includes two coaches I mentored — my Freelance Writers Den 2X Income Accelerator mastermind co-leader Angie Mansfield, and 2X grad Mandy Ellis, a high-earning freelancer who now coaches newbies for ASJA. So — get ready for some homegrown advice you won’t find anywhere else!
What do the experts see in store for us in 2020? Here are their predictions:
Did the recent U.S. stock-market dip make you worried about the future of your freelance work? If so, you’re not alone.
I’ve been getting anxious emails from freelance writers ever since stocks suddenly ended their long upward climb earlier this month, and took a big dip.
Good news: Freelancers can thrive during recessions.
I know this because I steadily built my own freelance writing business up during the last recession, hitting six figures in the final year of the downturn, 2011. You can recession-proof your freelance business now, so that you thrive even when the economy falters.
Let me walk you through what’s happening now, and give you concrete steps to take right now to help you sail through a recession with a solid freelance income.
Have you been walking a lonely road, trying to make it as a freelance writer? By the end of this post, I think you’re going to feel in good company. Why? New data shows that you’re on the cutting edge …
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