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5 Must Do Habits For a Successful Freelance Writing Business

Are you earning a living as a freelance writer? If you answered yes then you’re also a business man or woman. It became a business from the moment you started making money from your writing. Whether it was a few dollars or lots of dollars.

You’re now your own boss! That title comes with loads of responsibilities. It can be scary. But if you want to succeed you just have to feel the fear and do it anyway.

I was inspired to write this post because of a comment on my earlier post ‘5 Reasons Why Freelance Writing is Not For You‘.

You can read the comment below:

“Really a fruity post June! I’m a non-native freelance writer from Bangladesh. I kicked off my job only because I love writing. I am now independent, solvent, and yes a free bird!

I really felt this piece of great writing and learned some special points that I badly needed to swallow. I would expect you to write more only for those who quit their jobs to earn their bread through writing. Thanks and have a great time.” ~ From Shah

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5 Reasons Why Freelance Writing is Not For You

By June

Freelance writing sounds like the ideal job doesn’t it? You don’t have a stuffy boss telling you what to do. No more getting stuck in traffic or crushed on the train like sardines as you commute to and from work. You can wake up when you want. Write when you like.

You’re as free as a bird. That’s the life. Or is it?

Before you give up your day job, be sure that a freelance writing career is right for you. It’s not for everyone. To succeed in this game you must have the right mind-set, attitude and other skills not related to writing.

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Do You Recognize the Early Warning Signs of a Lazy Writer?

By June

Writing is not the easiest of jobs. So if you’re a lazy writer, and you depend on your skills to pay your bills and put food on the table, you’re in trouble. But there’s hope. One of my grandmother’s favorite quotes was, “Prevention is better than cure.” In other words, don’t sit in a room full of people with colds, or you’ll get a cold.

How does that relate to writing? If you know the early signs of lazy writers, you can stop yourself from becoming one. Or if you are one, it’s time to take action to change the situation.

I’ve listed some of the signs. Nip them in the bud before they develop. You’ll then be able to take full control of your writing life.

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5 Creative Ways to Recycle A Used Headline

What do you do when you can’t come up with a headline? It’s simple. You recycle a used headline. First, find an impressive post you’ve published on your blog. You could browse through your categories and dig out an old post. Or choose one of the most popular ones. Although you’re searching through your posts, you’ll be focusing on headlines.

Are you ready? I will show you 5 creative ways to recycle a used headline.

I’ll demonstrate by using one of the most read articles on my blog. After dropping my iPhone down the toilet, I wanted to share the panic that followed. So I wrote ‘Can You Restore a Water Damaged iPhone?’ The article has been read over 12,739 times.

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How To Conduct Your Freelance Writing Business Like A Police Officer

What’s freelance writing business got to do with being a police officer? Well, they’ve got a lot in common it seems. If you take a look at a police’s duty, you’ll see that they’re transferable. They can easily be adapted to your business to help you develop or maintain productivity.

When I was asked for my contributor post for April, I couldn’t think of anything to write. That was until an image of a police offer popped into my head. At first I couldn’t make the connection between that image and coming up with an idea for writing.