Decide Where You Want Your Freelance Business to be in 3 Years
Yesterday on SeoWritingJobs.com, this blog’s companion blog, I wrote a post entitled, Why I Love Cheap SEO Writing Gigs. I explained, writing:
. . . have a plan for how you want YOUR freelance writing career to go. Know where you want to be in a year, three years, five years, etc. It’ll make deciding whether to take on certain jobs much easier – and sometimes you may come to the realization that that cheap writing gig can be just the ticket you need to get you where you want to go.
Where I’m coming from is this – freelancing is means to an end for me; it’s not my final destination. THAT would be financial freedom – from products and services I create. But your goals may be different.
I think a lot of freelancers get stuck in that they don’t really think about their careers beyond getting away from a job. But freelancing should be part of your overall life plan.
Where do you want to be spiritually, financially and emotionally next year?
In three years?
A famous philosopher said something to the effect of, “You can reach any destination without a charted course of action. But to get to a DEFINED destination, you need a map.”
Do you have one for where you want your freelance writing business to take you?
Share Your Thoughts
Have you ever thought about freelancing in this light? Do you have an exit strategy for you freelance business? Do you want one? Do you ever think about retiring from freelancing? Please share in the comments section below.
RECENTLY PUBLISHED POSTS
Following is what’s been published recently here and on SeoWritingJobs.com, this blog’s companion blog.
Tuesday: How to Get Freelance Writing Jobs Using LinkedIn Free Mini Tutorial: 5 Tips That Have Worked for Me. Regular contributor Tiffany Howard REALLY schooled us on how to use this popular social media site to land gigs — a must read!
Wednesday: Getting Your Freelance Writing Business Off the Ground: 4 (More) Steps & You’re Ready to Go! This is the second part of this post, submitted by regular Inkwell Editorial contributor Karen Cioffi.
Thursday: The aforementioned post, Why I Love Cheap SEO Writing Gigs.
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