If you’re a freelancer, especially a freelance writer, you may be struggling to make ends meet at the moment, especially as pressure from the coronavirus has led to decreased marketing budgets and ad spending in many industries. In many cases, this has created a domino effect of less work for publications and, by extension, little to no work for many freelance writers.
If you’re among the ranks of those writers seriously affected by the pandemic, here are a few steps that you can take to slow down, assess your situation, and start moving in a positive direction again despite the circumstances.
Take Stock of Your Situation
The first thing that you absolutely must do is slow down and take stock of your situation. It’s the classic “take a deep breath” advice. It may sound cliché, but it can be the only thing that stops you from having a panic attack.
Sure, the situation may feel dire, and you may be nervous about how to pay the bills at the moment, but letting stress control you and giving anxiety the wheel is only going to exacerbate the situation. The truth is, you’re one of many others who are struggling right now, through no fault of