You’ve got an online writing assignment, but you’re feeling stuck.
So you procrastinate. You make excuses. You roll around on the floor. And you keep listening to that voice inside your head that fills you with doubt and fear.
That’s exactly what Kristina Adams’ online writing career looked like for years when she first started out. Full-on writer’s block, lots of mistakes, lots of wasted time.
And then one of those life-changing epiphanies happened that changed everything. It made her rethink her approach and take a hard look at her productivity habits. The result: she went from writing next to nothing, to publishing her first book.
If you’re wondering how to get more online writing done, move up and earn more, you’ve got a choice to make.
Spend your days wasting time, doing nothing. Or do everything in your power to achieve your online writing and freelance goals. What’s it going to be?
If you want to speed things up and be a more productive writer, here are some things you can do:
What’s your freelance writing game plan?
If it’s “keep your butt in the chair,” that might not be enough to help you win at freelance writing.
That advice translates to: Stay focused and avoid distractions. It works. But only if you’re completing work that deserves to be done in the first place.
I’m talking about work or tasks that further your writing career, such as posts for your blog, podcast interviews, letters of introduction to prospects, and of course client work you’re getting paid for.
But spending hours researching a 200-word article or shopping online for office supplies? I don’t think so.
If you want to get more out of the time you spend writing, researching, and marketing your freelance writing skills, you need a game plan.
Want to see my playbook for earning a six-figure income as a freelance writer?
Here’s how it’s done:
Are you one of those freelancers in the writer’s dojo who secretly thinks you’re too weak at this writing thing to earn a living?
Maybe you’re scared you’ll screw up, suck at getting clients, fail to deliver high-quality work, and basically punch yourself in the face.
Or maybe you’re overwhelmed because you’re trying to learn pro-writer combos and strikes before you’ve learned the basics.
I know what it’s like to be one of the white-belt freelancers on the mat staring down opponents like Fear, Self-Doubt, Procrastination, and Lack of Direction.
It’s scary. It’s frustrating. And if you don’t do something about it, those bad guys from the Dojo of Doom and Failure will take you down.
But it doesn’t have to be like that. After some training, practice, and a few blows to the head, I learned five moves freelancers can use to beat fear and doubt.