January Slump? Do This Now to Book Early 2019 Freelance Work

Freelance Work Headed for a January Slump?

I’ve noticed something about my freelance work and writing income. It often goes to crap in January.

Does this happen to you?

One day you’ve got a steady stream of freelance work. And the next, you’re focused on making the holiday meal, hosting a party, buying gifts, or making travel plans.

But that’s not the real reason the first month of the year is often a loser.

My theory: Income sucks in January because marketing tends to slack off in December.

After all, it’s the holidays! Everyone’s on vacation. Editors are out. You’re busy with family. The next thing you know, it’s January 3. And there you are in the office, looking at an empty assignment calendar.

When you’re trying to earn big from freelance work, having a “down” month is a problem.

But it doesn’t have to be that way. If you do it right, you can still enjoy the holidays and take time off. Here’s how to keep freelance work and income flowing well into January:

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