Challenges Faced By Freelance Content Writers
June 23, 2021
You are now a happy entrepreneur with a unique skill but curious about the world of freelancing. You are not the only one! That was how we felt until we discovered ways to alleviate our feelings of anxiety and insecurity. We believe that freelance writers need to be ready to deal with unexpected surprises. We have listed some of the most common hurdles that may arise and suggested ways to handle them. Have a look at these:
You can find your first customer: Yes! He will be your wheel to success. He will recommend your work and provide you with references. It is a good idea to communicate and understand with your coworker. Keep him happy.
Find more customers: Now you have someone who can refer you. You can always find good work by letting people know that you are available. You can build a professional network, publish your work, get feedback on your website, and keep a steady stream of prospects. It’s not an easy task, but it is possible. However, a wise man once said that “Losers have goals and winners have systems!” Simple methods can be used to automate your day-to-day tasks, such as: You can automate your day by using a time management program on your desktop, or simply delegating/dividing your responsibilities. It is important to choose the right time for work, and also the right time for you.
It is what the best writers do. You will, too. Negative feedback is likely to be your first reaction. You might even think you are worthless as an author! STOP! STOP! Next, go back to the writing and check if the feedback is valid. It is okay to not accept the feedback of your client. However, you can defend your writing if it is unfair or irrelevant. You should also realize that clients rarely criticize you personally. It’s the writing. Take it all in stride.
Yes, we are open to your ideas! It is important to be ready to accept that you may not make enough money every day, but also to receive money from different sources. Before you start, make sure to look at your finances and current financial situation. If you are in debt, don’t quit your job. Instead, get started writing! As a backup, always keep an emergency fund. If you have money coming from different sources, it is always wise to consult a tax professional in order to determine how much tax you would have to pay for the entire year.
A guarantee that you will get paid for your work is another important point to remember. You could have your own system of caution or work with customers through an agency that deals in content. Your timely payments would be handled by the agency. I hope this article has added value to your writing career. Are there any challenges you have faced when writing freelance content for clients? What were your solutions? Content Crossroads protects our content writers against such possible issues. We are proud to pay our writers before we get paid.