Are you more afraid of failing or succeeding as a freelancer?
It’s normal to be afraid of failure, but for some of us the fear of success is equally or more paralyzing. Why? Because it means we should change.
And change is scary too.
But change is necessary for success. And you’re probably reading Leaving Work Behind for motivation to succeed. Either to leave your current day job or to continue building your freelance business – maybe it’s both!
So, you want to be a professional writer? No problem.
Seriously: no problem. I’m not going to say that becoming a professional, paid writer is easy – at some point, you’re going to need to sit down and type out a few thousand original words – but it is achievable.
There are plenty of ways to get paid for your writing. Maybe you’ll earn enough to make writing a lucrative side hustle, and maybe you’ll follow my example and make writing your full-time job (I write about 3,000 words a day, Monday through Friday. It isn’t easy, but it is a lot of fun).
How can you get started as a beginning writer? Here are some tips, direct from The Write Life’s new ebook 71 Ways to Make Money as a Freelance Writer. I helped The Write Life put together this resource, and I’ve done a lot of these money-making ideas myself, so I know they work!