Whether you’re ready or not, the
New Year is upon us! Are you ready to head
in with both fists flying? Or, are you taking a milder approach by entering
quietly with arms by your side?
There’s no right or wrong answer.
No matter your approach, it
should feel comfortable and right for your business. Yes, I’m talking about
your freelance writing business. You’re in the driver’s seat, and it’s up to you to figure out the best plan
Have You Thought About Your Plans?
want to write a book? What are your plans for starting and finishing?
focusing your sights on pitching articles and blog posts to targets? Have
you developed a list of websites that will help you achieve this goal?
be launching a blog or website? If so, have you brainstormed or created an
editorial calendar and content marketing strategy?
What are your plans for obtaining and retaining
new clients? Do you have a plan for
how you’re going to attract them and prevent them from being “one-off” clients?
How are you planning to market your business to
continue attracting new clients throughout the year? Are you currently
researching methods for how to do this or have you already developed a
Working Your Business During 2019
Running a freelance writing
business is much more than writing. Many believe it’s about writing articles,
blog posts, ebooks, whitepapers, and other copy. However, it’s also about
working your business. Answering the questions above are part how you’ll be
working your business. If you actively work your business, you’ll receive
freelance writing work. I’m not going to sugar coat this—it’s work. It’s a lot
of work. Initially, you’re going to spend many hours working your business
before it pays off. However, you will benefit from these efforts.