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In a guest post I did for Laura Pennington over at SixFigureWritingSecrets — who guest posts regularly for this site — this was the topic of the day. And the reason is, I receive lots of questions about it. Understandably, it’s one of the greatest fears newbies to freelancing have. Usually, I’ll get an email that goes something like the following:
I really want to make freelance writing my full-time job. Right now, I work full-time and I just can’t figure out how to make the transition without my income suffering. Can you give me some insight?
If you have some kiddos at home, a mortgage, health insurance, and all the other bills working people pay for, it’s enough to scare the crap out of most.
And it should — though not enough to stop you from pursuing your dream of starting a freelance writing career.
Fear is a good thing in this instance. It’s the rational side of your brain kicking in and going, “Hey, wait a minute. Think this thing through.”
Speaking of thinking it through, in the post, I outline five specific steps to take. If you do these five things, you should be able to make the transition pretty smoothly, without missing a beat money-wise.
SEO Writing Success Story: 5 Jobs in One Week!
Right quick, just wanted to share this story with you that I received a few days ago. It’s from someone in my Facebook affiliate marketing group. She wrote:
Hey, Yuwanda! I got a little bit behind in my affiliate marketing pursuit. As you know, I teach online from home for a few colleges. When I read your book about SEO article writing, I put to work your idea of submitting query letters to those in my niche.
Well, it seems like in record time (less than a week), I got responses from five clients wanting me to write a course, continuing education information, and test item reviews. Plus, I had three book reviews to write for colleagues. So, I will get back on track with the affiliate marketing very soon, because the freelance writing just took off like a rocket! 🚀
Yuwanda, I sure appreciate your guidance. Thanks for making everything so easy to understand and digest, because that helped me so much more than I thought it would.
Feeling inspired? I hope so.
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