Going with the (ebb and) flow (of the freelance writing life)
Having your own writing business involves dealing with work that ebbs and flows.
You may have a client hire you, but then delay the start of the project, delay payment, change the scope after you start, give you more than you expect a lot sooner than you expect… it’s seldom as straight forward as it should be.
It can be scary thinking about the ‘ebbs’ of a writing business. It can also intimidate if there’s worry about “too much” work flowing in.
How do you handle the ups and downs?
Here are some overall tips:
- If you’re determined to start your own business, start it (it feels so good to take that step)
- If at all possible, have enough money available to cover at least 2 months of expenses (to avoid worrying about bills)
- Know where you want to go as a…
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