What you REALLY need to be a freelance writer

I am a lucky man. I hear that all the time from family and friends when they talk about my freelance writing career. And you know what, they’re right! I make a decent living (in an expensive city) doing what I love, I set my own schedule, I’ve got no boss breathing down my neck, I take naps daily and I haven’t had to go to an office in about 18 years. Pretty lucky. However, it’s also very tricky. There are many traps, both circumstantial and self-induced, that can trip you up and throw you off your path. There are things that you don’t really think about when you first jump into this business. Sure, you cover your bases with the more obvious needs––securing contacts, opening up to potential

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