One terrible point to embrace about freelance writing: your business reflects your commitment and posture, back to you. See your business as a barometer, or even better, a mirror. Do you struggle to make money online through freelancing? Being too stingy with your free content. Or perhaps you have no posture. Maybe you work for $5 articles. Or you allow clients to pay 3 months down the road. Maintaining posture allows business to grow because you move into profitable blogging circles. But helping folks for free through content offers you skills, exposure and credibility to begin earning money through your venture.
I still freelance write a tiny bit. 6-7 years ago marked my freelancing heydey. During this time, I generously helped people to increase my exposure and to show off writing skills. Imagine free content being seeds planted in soil. Seeds grow with generous service, patience, persistence and trust. Clients eventually pitched me opportunities. All seemed to flow but I had to establish posture regarding the receivables side of business. I learned to charge premium rates – be generous with yourself – and worked only for people who paid premium rates. I released all else. Cheapies, be gone. No serious freelance writer works for $5 because $5 is too little even in developing nations with a lower cost of living. Let go tire kickers to align with prospering people who hire you at your premium rates. Build a serious business on serious people who pay you swiftly after service you render.
Delve into receivables. Do you have systems in place? Do you set payment terms? I take receiving cash seriously but only work for clients I trust. Payments arrive. But I tighten up terms and cut receivables windows if someone becomes tardy with payment. Life intervenes. I wait 1-2 weeks sometimes. But waiting 4-5 weeks or longer indicates I may need to release clients who pay too slowly. Even though I trust clients to pay me I sometimes let go slow payers to make room for prompt payers. Energy thing. Money thing. Align with people who pay quickly to align with increasing money throughout your blogging campaign. Simple equation, Serious freelance business builder step, right there.
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Be hyper aware of helping people for free through content to gain skills, exposure and credibility. People hire freelancers who can actually write effectively. Free content shows off your writing skills. Bloggers and business owners enjoy and trust your free content and hire you to create valued, premium content, through your services. But develop posture to think, feel and act like a freelancer who knows your worth. Never work for peanuts. Charge premium rates to align with premium clients. Move higher in circles by never working for $5 or $10. Freelance writing is not beggar’s work. Nor do pros beg and plead for little more than a few bucks of donations. Treat yourself and your freelance writing business seriously by charging premium rates to be respected by prospering entrepreneurs who see your value and pay up fast.