Leaving Work Behind

When Is the Right Time to Quit Your Blog and Start a New One

Written by Alexander Cordova on October 19, 2017. 0 Comments

A sharpened pencil.Sometimes, projects fail. It’s something every freelancer and entrepreneur knows – very few people hit the ball out of the park on their first swing. If your blog isn’t doing as well as you’d hoped after a while, there’s no shame in calling it quits.

If you’re considering quitting your blog, it’s important you do it for the right reasons. For example, if it’s only been around for a couple of weeks and you’re not getting any traffic, it’s too early to make a rash decision. On the other hand, if it’s been over half a year and you’re still in that same spot, then you may need to do some serious evaluation.

In this article, I’ll talk to you about three scenarios where it makes sense to delete your blog and start anew or focus on another project. Let’s take it from the top.

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Why It Pays to Be a Specialist When It Comes to Freelance Writing

Written by Alexander Cordova on October 17, 2017. 0 Comments

A row of encyclopaedias.When you’re starting a new freelance writing career, taking any job that comes your way can make sense. After all, you need the money and saying ‘No’ to cash can come back to bite you. However, as your career continues, you’ll find being a jack-of-all-trades isn’t sustainable.

Writers who do a bit of everything almost never earn as much money as those that focus on one or two niches. As long as there’s demand for their services, they can command higher prices thanks to the shorter supply of writers who can do what they can.

Today, I’ll explain three reasons why specializing in a freelance writer niche can pay off big time. Then, we’ll discuss how to take your first steps down that path. Let’s jump in!

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3 Ways to Raise Your Freelance Writing Rates With New Clients

Written by Alexander Cordova on October 12, 2017. 1 Comments

A man stretching his legs.As you gain experience in your field, it makes sense to ask for a freelance rate increase. However, this isn’t often that easy to put into practice. In many cases, if you want clients to pay you more, you’ll need to convince them you’re worth that money.

That means you’ll need to learn how to negotiate. After all, it’s an essential part of working on your own. If you can learn how to sell yourself as someone at the top of their field, you’ll be in an excellent position to ask for more money.

In this article, I’ll walk you through three methods I use to convince clients I’m worth premium freelance rates and how you can put them in action. Let’s do this!

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How to Impress New Freelance Clients With a Welcome Packet

Written by Alexander Cordova on October 10, 2017. 2 Comments

A welcome mat.One of the hardest parts about working in this field is the constant need to bring in new freelance clients. More importantly, you have to make a great first impression if you want to woo them into hiring you again in the future.

Naturally, the quality of your work should speak for itself. Regardless, it’s important to start off every client relationship by putting your best foot forward. One powerful way to do this is by offering a welcome packet full of all the information your clients need to know. Welcome packets save both of you time, frees you up to focus on the unique details of your new client’s assignments.

In this article, I’ll explain why it’s so important to make an excellent first impression. Then, I’ll teach you how to nail your introductions by creating a welcome packet. Let’s dig in!

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How Much Money Can You Expect to Earn From Your Blog

Written by Alexander Cordova on October 3, 2017. 5 Comments

A gold bullion.If you put in a lot of effort on your blog, you probably want to know if you could make money from it. Unfortunately, people love talking about the exceptional amounts money they’ve earned with unusually successful blogs, but few ever offer realistic earning estimates for typical bloggers.

There are a number of ways you can monetize your blog. Not all are equal, and few (if any) are truly passive. I’ve tried my hand at monetization a few times, and while I’ve yet to strike gold, I’ve learned a lot in the process. These experiences gave me a good understanding of what it takes to earn money blogging.

In this article, I’ll reveal exactly what kind of blogging income you an expect. Influencing factors include the amount of content you have, as well as how you monetize. Then, we’ll talk about how long it took Leaving Work Behind to become profitable, to give you a real-life example. Let’s crunch some numbers!

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