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Articles by Linda Formichelli, Freelance Writing Success Coach
1. Stop Optimizing What You Hate
Hate pitching? Don’t pitch. Hate blogging? Don’t blog. Hate networking? Don’t network. “Stop Optimizing What You Hate” is all about discovering what form of marketing is best for YOUR freelance writing business, instead of scattering your energies on all the different types of marketing espoused by the marketing gurus du jour.
2. Just One More
If you feel that you can’t possibly pitch your writing and get clients until you have just one more clip…just one more class…just one more testimonial…just one more credential…this article is for you!
3. Do You Have Lots of Problem Clients? This May Be Why
If you find that the majority of your clients are problem children, it’s time to take a hard look in the mirror. Maybe you’re the problem child.
4. Rich People Have Feelings, Too (And Why It Matters to Us Writers)
Can’t “relate” to people who aren’t just like you? That may be why your freelance writing earnings are too low.
5. The Best Daily Schedule for Freelance Writers
Being in control of your time isn’t as fun as you thought, right? Here are five ways to schedule your work days, from the most regimented…to “Linda’s Patented ADHD-Style Schedule.”
6. The Downside of Beliefs
Holding strict beliefs about how the writing business works can lead to an overconfidence in the rules that sucks all the fun out of your writing life. Here’s how to develop a different kind of confidence when you know that you really know nothing.
7. Let Future You Handle Your Writing Problems
Worrying about what might happen should you get an assignment—What if I get sued? What if I can’t do the job? What if I need a business license?—is what I call “pre-freaking out.” Its noble purpose is to save future you from having to freak out later, but it also saves you from fun gigs and from fat paychecks. Here’s what to do instead, so you can finally start enjoying the freelance life.