How to double your Freelance Writing income in just a month
By Ritika Tiwari / February 8, 2016 / Comments: 6
When I started doing Freelance writing, my first goal was to earn a little more every month because I wanted to quit my job. When I was actually able to quit my job, I was earning approximately the same amount from freelance writing as I was from my old job. And yet, my goal was to earn more. This was because I wasn’t getting any benefits of a permanent job and to make up for it, I had to hustle.
Since then my income has only increased steadily in the last year. There hasn’t been a month when I earned less than the last month. And that’s not because of sheer luck or because none of my clients ever left, its because I never stopped trying.
Here is how you can double your freelance writing income in just a month
1- Constantly look for new clients
Swamped with work and you just cannot handle a new client? You still have to constantly look for new clients. Because you never know when your current client might stop giving you work or how much would the new client be willing to pay.
Suppose you find a new client and he is willing to pay twice as much as your current client, this means you would be earning the same amount by doing half the work. In my experience, I have always seen projects getting closed down without any notice and instead of letting it affect me, I am always ready with a backup plan.
2- Never rely on just one client
The answer to it is already in the point above. You never know when the client might stop giving you work. No matter how well you might know the client or how good terms you have with them, you are still a freelancer and they can stop the work with a short notice. Also, you can never really earn more if you just stick with one client. You would be earning the same amount every month.
3- Broaden your horizon
I know a lot of people suggest you to stick to one niche and be good at it. But I have realized that broadening your horizon an diversifying the work you do will really help you in the long run. Don’t stick to just one category, move a little further push yourself harder.
I remember when I wrote my first tech article. Even with my background in Software Engineering, I was terrified. But slowly and steadily I worked through my mistakes, thanks to the great Editors I worked with. And today, I am so proud of the work that I have done that I have included some of those tech articles in my portfolio.
4- Manage your time
Calculate how much time you are giving to a project and how much you are actually getting paid for it. This will help you analyse if that project is really worth it. If you are spending 5-6 hours doing an article which is paying you a 1 hour fee, then its time to lose it and move on.
5- Ask help from other freelancers
We have all been there – too much work on our hands and do not know how to handle it. Act smart and do not be afraid to ask for help. Assign some work to other freelancers so that your quality of work isn’t ruined with the lack of time. It is also important to let the client know that you will be completing work with the help of some trusted freelance writers.
6- Keep some pitches or proposals always ready
See a great project opportunity and need the perfect pitch? Instead of spending half an hour every time you see a great project, save your time and always keep a skeleton pitch ready which you can personalize accordingly.
Are you ready to follow these tips and double your Freelance Writing income in just a month?