Chapter Two: Getting Started

Welcome to chapter two, friends! If you read through the entirety of chapter one and are still convinced you want to launch a career as a freelance writer, then you’re going to love this next chapter because it’ll guide you through setting the right mindset, defining your goals, handling the ups and downs, and laying the foundation for a successful freelance writing career.

Topics Included in This Chapter:

  • Mindset and Expectations: How to set your expectations when it comes to work and clients, as well as the right mindsets to have.
  • Setting Realistic Goals: I’ll keep you humble with these tips for setting reachable goals.
  • How to Handle Rejection: I’ve been there. It hurts. But there are ways to get past rejection, and I’ll share them with you.
  • Embracing Flexibility and Adaptability: What it takes to stay afloat in this ever-changing freelance world.
  • Essential Skills for Freelance Writers: Writing skills, communication skills, time management, etc.
  • Building Your Brand: Yes, you need to do this. No, it’s not as complicated as you think.
  • Defining Your Unique Value: Tips for determining what you’re good at and what you have to offer.
  • Creating a Professional Identity: Helpful info and insights into professional positioning.
  • Legal and Administrative Setup: Understanding taxes and setting up your workspace.
  • Software, Websites, Tools of the Trade: What you need to get started.