Four Lessons From 10 Years of Freelance Writing

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Don’t Get Too Comfortable

I can’t tell you how many writing platforms I’ve been associated with over the years. When first starting I assumed these platforms were iron-clad locks to last forever. None of those original platforms now remain.

Write For Yourself

There’s a sense of perpetually chasing the work carrot when freelancing. It’s this need to always have work coming down the pike. It can become all-consuming. And the quest for immediate financial gratification may prevent long term success.

Standing Up For Your Professional Self Is An Essential Skill

Working just about any day job comes with some kind of interaction with fellow employees and a boss. I haven’t had one of those in well over a decade now. Before making the move to full-time freelancing (and before that short stint at the bookstore) I worked in a mailroom at the college I attended.

Don’t Lose Sight Of Your Dream

Few writers want to be freelance copywriters for the rest of their professional lives.

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You might hate my first story, but maybe you’ll like the next. Editor at The Last Call Express. More at greysonferguson.com. Say hi: greysonferguson@gmail.com.

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