The One Thing You Must Do If You Want to Be a Successful Freelance Writer

Why you’ll need to create a schedule and stay focused — or quickly find yourself out of work July 18, 2019 5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. The following excerpt is from Laura Pennington Briggs’ book Start Your Own Freelance Writing Business. Buy it now from Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Apple Books | IndieBound The freedom of freelancing makes it easy to think that you can work whenever you want to, right? Although this is true, it’s going to require a lot of self-discipline, especially as you move out of a traditional work environment and into a freelance one. Many well-meaning freelance writers struggle to get their business off the ground after they leave a traditional job and don’t have a plan in place for that transition. If you’re like me, one of the biggest reasons you’re looking to grow a part- or […]

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The 9 Skills It Takes to Succeed as a Freelance Writer

Not everyone is cut out to be a freelance writer, but if you have the following nine skills, you’ve got a better shot at succeeding at it. July 11, 2019 6 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. The following excerpt is from Laura Pennington Briggs’ book Start Your Own Freelance Writing Business. Buy it now from Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Apple Books | IndieBound Owning your own freelance writing business requires a specific skill set centered around strong work habits and good communication skills. Before you jump in feet first, take some time to figure out if you have the following skills: Strong writing skills While you don’t need to be an expert on everything to succeed in this field, the most basic tool you must have is great writing ability. You can learn the other skills to succeed with selling your freelance work, […]

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