When I first started out in freelance writing, I was excited. Finally, I was going to get paid for doing something I loved: writing.
I finished my first job quickly, got paid quickly, and my excitement grew.
I hopped onto every content mill and freelancing site I could find, bid on every job that was listed, and started sending my resume and proposals to every company out there, regardless of industry.
The way I figured it, I was a good writer. Anything else I could just figure out.
So it’s no wonder why I burnt out so quickly. Within just a few months, my awe and fascination with freelance writing was gone and it started to feel like work.
Not like a job – you can love a job – like work.
It no longer felt like I was getting paid to do something I loved, it felt like I was barely scraping by. I felt underpaid and undervalued (because I was).
And guess what? I blamed everyone else.
· The clients were cheapskates.
· The freelancing websites were biased toward their cheapskate clients.
· Other freelance writers were working for peanuts and dragging everyone’s value down.
I was absolutely ready to quit, convinced that the entire industry was doomed to