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Toughen Up: 7 Ways to Get Serious About Full-Time Freelance Writing

Get serious about being a freelancer. Makealivingwriting.com

Have you been toying with the idea of becoming a full-time freelance writer?

If so, I’ve got some tips for you. It’s time to change your thinking.

Writing full-time to pay your bills isn’t for the meek. And it’s not a career you can succeed at with a half-hearted effort. This is going to take serious commitment, and a thick skin.

I hear from writers every day who’re in love with the idea of becoming a freelancer…but they’re hooked on the security of that paycheck. Fears hold them back.

If this is you, let me give you a step-by-step on what successful, full-time freelance writers do to launch their business:

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From Side Hustle To Full-Time Freelance Writing in 5 Simple Moves

dreamstime_xs_14118606Starting out as a freelance writer can be tough. It can take a long time to start earning a good living.

But you don’t have to starve while you’re waiting for your freelance writing career to take off. I built my business while I was still working a day job.

I got to “retire” from it at the end of 2014, so I could do full-time freelance writing.

After nearly 10 years as a financial adviser, I’d found myself growing more and more unhappy.

First, I tried to change that by taking a certification program and working to become a stronger contributor at my office. But dedicating myself to my job didn’t make me fall back in love with my career. In fact, it did the exact opposite.

It was time to look at alternatives.

Writing has always been my passion. My research showed me it’s a viable way to earn a living. So I got started.

Here are the five things that helped me to go from zero to full-time freelance writer:

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7 Easy Jobs That Leave Your Days Free for Writing

The key thing about writing is that it takes a lot of mental energy. Your friends and relatives may *think* you’re doing nothing, but you and I know you’re sweating yourself into a near-coronary trying to craft those words. And

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Staff Writing Job vs Freelance Writing — Which is Best?

Writer Dan Smith asks: Should he get a day job in London, or keep freelance writing?

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