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5 reasons why freelancers fail during their first year of Freelancing
There is no reason why any person shouldn't start their own business if this is what they want to do. There is also no reason why people can't be successful at their new business if they really wanted to.
Most freelance writers start working from home because they either want to spend more time with their families, or because they no longer want to work a 9 to 5 job. Others, simply can't find work outside of the house, and so they decide to find one online.
There are many reasons why most of the writers that invest time, and energy into their own business will most likely fail at it during their first year. Some of the top 5 reasons are mostly worries, and roadblocks that every writer will go through at times, and even some of the best writers have gone through, in their careers.
Examples of reasons why freelancers may fail during their first year of working include: 1) Laziness, 2) not having enough motivation, 3) not having enough time, 4) Worrying about making money, and 5) problems keeping up with their work.
These are some of the top 5 reasons why many freelancers fail during their first year of working from home, but in reality, these reasons shouldn't exist.
How to get over roadblocks.
The freelance business is full of people that love to write for a living, do it because writing comes easy to them, and finally write because they can make ends meet with the extra cash they get from their work. This in turn can make it even harder for those writers that want to make this a career for them because they think they have too much competition.
The writing business is constantly growing because people are constantly trying to earn a living from home. This has become the latest vision for many writers, and upcoming writers, since the economy has forced many people to look towards other outlets to earn a living. However, this shouldn't mean that upcoming writers should be shy, and not try their hand at their dream just because there are "Too many" writers out there already.
One of the biggest misconceptions about the freelance business, is that only the well-established writers can make a good living from home. in reality, this is one of the biggest lies that there is. Any writer can make a descent living writing online, because everyone gets the same opportunity to succeed. It is up to the writer to make the most out of their work, and attract readers by marketing their writing.
How to finance your Writing dream.
Finances are one of the biggest reasons why so many freelance writers give up after merely a few months of working from home, and decided to "try and get a good job" when they fail to make any money writing from home. This is a big problem, but there are ways to get over this hurdle without going broke through the process.
1. Think before you act. Many writers begin working from home, because they "hear" that their friends or other people are making up to 5 grand writing articles, or working on their own blogs. Before you decide to do this, make sure you have a plan set up for your first three months of writing. Why three months? Well, in reality it does take a while to get the amount of traffic that people need in order to make money from their blogs, but this can easily be achieved through a lot of hard work! So, during the first three months writers take their time, and figure out what they want to work on, and how they can make money from their work.
2. Have a bit of a "financial" cushion before you start working. Once again, think ahead, and don't think "I'm going to make 3 grand a month, because someone else is", this is not you, so think ahead, and if necessary, start writing part time, and then move up to full time. Many writers do this when they first start working, including me, and it works. The extra money is not so bad either!
3. Start making money before you quit your day job. Lets be smart for one minute! Don't get your hopes up, and think that you are going to make money on your first month. Is it possible, Yes! But in reality few writers do, and the reasons why are above! Before you start taking your writing career full time, make sure you can afford it. Also make sure you save some of your freelance money, or maybe pay some bills while you work, to give you a preview of what it's going to be like when you work full time!
Don't be afraid to take a chance on making your writing dream come true. You can work full time as a writer, and continue working on another job full time. There is nothing wrong with making extra money from writing!