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Did you know you can start a blog and turn that into a business?
I’ve been blogging since 2014. I have two blogs – Elna Cain to help with freelance writers and Twins Mommy to help moms make money blogging. I get emails all the time asking for help on starting a blog for their freelance business or as a way to earn an income and grow their brand.
The pinnacle of being a writer is seeing your name published in a magazine, right?
There are plenty of online magazine jobs just for you but it can be difficult to find good online writing jobs if you don’t know where to look.
I should know because when I first started out as a freelance writer, I had no idea where to find these online jobs and at the end I just found market places and content mills that paid very little.
I’ll admit, even as a freelance writer my writing isn’t great 100% of the time.
Between running a business, writing, and taking care of twins, I can’t spend a lot of time making sure my content is absolutely perfect.
But as a freelance writer, you don’t have to!
Recent research from Forbes and Upwork indicates that 1/3 of the workforce in the U.S. is now freelancing.
This research also shows that it’s entirely easy to land a job in a day when a skill is sought after or fast-growing. And, according to SEMrush, 81% of content writing jobs were outsourced in 2020, making writing a highly valuable job skill to have.
So, it’s no wonder that freelancing and the gig economy contributed to over $1.2 trillion dollars in 2020.
A recent study showed that up to 86% of freelancers work from home every week.
If this is you, are you doing everything you can to have a professional and more organized working environment?
No matter how long you have been freelance writing, there’s always room for improvement in your workflow and organization.
According to Inc., in April alone of this year, up to four million people quit their job for good.
The Great Resignation is upon us and people are realizing that freelancing, starting a side hustle or just working for themselves is the ultimate job to have.
Are you part of the “I Quit” crowd of four million and counting? Looking to start freelance writing perhaps? Well, it’s not as easy as looking at Upwork or Fiverr for writing jobs that can pay the bills.
Are you tired of digging around Google looking for sites that pay you to write?
Or maybe you’re frustrated because job boards are not yielding the results you want?
When you’re trying to break into freelance writing and make money online, you don’t have time to wade through thousands of results looking for paid gigs in your niche.
Do you slack at your job? Workplace procrastination is a real thing, but so is cyberslacking or soldiering when you work from home.
The perpetual state of trying to play catch-up with freelance writing deadlines and staying ahead of your workload causes a lot of procrastination.
And this results in things getting overwhelming, making it easy to slow down your productivity and lose sight of the big picture.
We are living in a pandemic right now, and health is on everyone’s mind.
Up to 5% of all searches on Google are health related.
And what’s great in this day and age is that healthcare digital advertising spending will exceed and overtake healthcare TV ad spending for the first time.
Are you planning on starting a freelance writing career? Or are you hoping to transition your side-hustle into a full-time gig?
Before you jump into the world of freelancing and self-employment, it’s important to be prepared.
Doing so involves more than creating a blog and responding to job postings.
When I first started as a freelance writer, I definitely had imposter syndrome.
When a certain freelance writing client hired me to write blog content, I noticed other writers (the ones I looked up to) also writing for this client and I immediately felt like a huge fraud.
Imposter syndrome would settle in and I had a very hard time writing for this client.