I decided to take my writing to the next level a few years back and put my creativity to the test by starting my own freelance writing service.
It sounded easy back then; it wasn’t, and to this day … it still isn’t.
But it can be a little less daunting with the correct guidance and mentorship along the way.
How do we achieve our goals and reach the pinnacle of success as an entrepreneur who writes?
Through hard work? Natural raw talent? Of course, you need both of these attributes in your locker.
But first (and most importantly), you need the desire and hunger to succeed before you set out on becoming an entrepreneurial writer. This stems back from your mindset.
Last month I wrote 40,000 words writing blog posts, freelance SEO projects, and resumes—I set myself a target of producing high-quality content for my clients each month, and I intend to deliver that target 12 months throughout the year, every year, undisputedly.
Anything less than that would leave me disgruntled. What’s fascinating is that when a deadline nears, the thought process loosens up, and the words flow more loosely.
A wave of adrenaline kicks in, and I begin to make better decisions under pressure.
I come up with the goods.
I never planned to become a freelance writer—I had been employed as an administrator for only two years in a community-based office in the center of my town, only a stone’s throw away from my home.
I had to write a few snippets and letters for work, and looking back now, I had found writing soothing and it put me at ease.
Writing made me panic-free, almost as if I was possessed by it in some sort of positive way. I just never realized it at that time.Continue reading