I often come across individuals who have a burning desire to start a freelance writing business and earn money from home. If you are one of them, then I must tell you that the first challenge that you will encounter is the toughest challenge of this business. If you are not passionate or fully-committed, then you will find it impossible to achieve your desired goals.
This challenge is called: Taking the First Step!
You need a proper plan to dive into the world of freelance writing with complete confidence.
Let Me Show You How to Deal with the First Challenge and Start Your Freelance Writing Business Effectively
You will have to do a few things in order to get started… And when you do what I am about to tell you here, you will be able to leave all the nonsense behind and move forward in a tactful manner.
Here is what I recommend…
Tip # 1: Don’t Even Think about Quitting Your Job
If you have a job, then don’t think about quitting it yet. If you have shared this thought with your family (that you plan to quit soon), then they must be concerned as well. You can’t blame them, because in today’s economy it’s a blessing to have a good job.
If you are a student or if you are not supporting your family, then this is the ideal time for you to start a freelance writing business, because you will have more time as compared to a person who is working full-time.
But, if you have a family to support, then it’s ideal to setup and run your freelance writing business in your free time in the beginning.
If you say that you have an extremely hectic schedule and you can’t find time, then I’ll respond by saying that you are not motivated enough and you are not ready for hard work.
Tip # 2: Start Blogging
You don’t need a fancy website to get started. A simple blog with powerful content is all you need to run your business.
Update your blog frequently and always share practical tips with your readers.
I highly recommend that you connect with other bloggers by writing guest posts for them. This practice will allow you to bring traffic to your blog and become prominent on the World Wide Web.
Don’t expect to see excellent results within a couple of months. Set a long-term goal, and update and promote your blog on a regular basis. Remember…It takes time to setup your business and build your trust.
Tip # 3: Calculate Your Monthly Expenses
You must calculate how much money you need every month to survive. Actually, come up with 2 different numbers. The first number will indicate your regular monthly expenses and the second number will indicate your monthly expenses without any extra expenses such as eating out, buying unnecessary products, etc.
The second number will indicate the least amount of money you need to survive. This way you will know the minimum amount you should earn in a month.
Tip # 4: Start Saving
Along with running your business after you get off work, you should start saving money as well. Get rid of all extra expenses and try to save as much money as you can.
You must not quit your job unless you have enough money to survive for at least six months without a job.
After you quit your job and rely solely on freelance writing to earn bread and butter, it becomes your business. Just like any other business in the world, you must approach it in a tactful manner. My advice is…Save some money, build an excellent blog and work with some clients before you say goodbye to your full-time job.