So I'm starting out as a freelance writer and so far, so good. So good, my plate is full of projects I'm happy to be a part of. So good, I'm thinking about branching out and doing some marketing. So good, my schedule is flexible enough to allow for down time, school, and life in general.
And yet, I have so many questions. "Welcome to the world of freelancing," my friend Emma said about the unstable nature of being your own boss. From wondering what the heck Creative Commons is and guessing it's probably important to have, to figuring out how to balance my career with life in general, wondering what to do next can be daunting.
Every step of the way, part of me is happy I was finally able to achieve career independence. The double-edged sword lies in that independence exactly. Example:
Projects=pleasing clients=deadlines=schedule=marketing=financial stability=eeek!
For being new at this, I'm pretty happy with how my foray into freelance writing is going so far. I just wasn't cut out to do a 9 to 5, and being my own boss allows me to do whatever I want with my schedule. If I don't impose a project schedule, though, I don't get paid. I'd like to expand my client base, too, but better to get used to this first before I take on too much and implode.
Part of me thinks I'd benefit from having a mentor, but I don't like being told what to do. That is what got me here in the first place.
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