What I Have Witnessed in the Freelance Writing Industry
Freelance Writing has been an intriguing means of earning income and motivation for expanding my intellectual capabilities. I appreciate the higher tier area of the industry that continually provokes growth in my linguistic and business skills. I am fortunate to have access to premium clients whose insistence on the utmost level of standards aligns with my desire to maintain those same measures in my work.
I have also been privy to a more exploitative side of freelance writing which I feel should be phased out eventually. I am hoping that as more quality writers take a stand for what is ethical, these types of clients will have less power to engage in what is basically slave labor. I have also witnessed these sort of businesses in other fields in which I have done freelance work, such as the technology industry.
It is unfortunate that a brainwashing occurs, leaving many freelancers believing they need to accept this substandard treatment and pay. I hope freelance writers and other types of independent contractors will explore the entirety of a field, rather than accepting that their current experience is how their services will be valued and compensated elsewhere. Once you have seen the full range of possibilities, your outlook and hopefulness are greatly enhanced. The key is to remain persistent and have faith even when you have no tangible results.
How My Freelance Writing Journey is Progressing
I have undergone that same shift in my freelance writing career, in regard to having faith. I have seen the success of other writers and I am cognizant of how much money can be made writing. I am aware of both the lowest and highest freelance writing rates being offered currently per word and for various content formats. I also have a realistic perspective and take into consideration, a writer’s experience, educational level, and other pertinent criteria. However, I also know my worth and will not be convinced I need to work in servitude. Especially considering I live in the United States and must accommodate a high cost of living.
There are plenty of practices that take place in other arenas besides freelance writing that are immoral. Whether you accept them by convincing yourself they are not occurring is your choice. I feel it is best to face the harsh realities sooner than later and begin making provisions for alternative client dealings. Less time is wasted functioning in this manner and you will be closer to attaining your ultimate freelance writing career.
Expressing Yourself in Your Freelance Writing
As freelance writers, particularly as ghostwriters, we are required to follow certain style guides and create content according to the stipulations of the client. I have no problem with that, considering I am being paid for work. The money is certainly appreciated. However, the issues transpire when new clients ask for writing samples and you are unable to reveal the pieces you have written for other companies due to non-disclosure agreements. It is ironic that so many buyers are stringent about reviewing writing samples before paying for writing services but they are reluctant to provide credit in the form of a byline.
I find it important to work on your own projects simultaneously so you can recall the freedom associated with the creative expression inherent in writing. It is also encouraging to have your name associated with the content you have written and the ability to use these works as samples. Setting up your own site or acquiring a freelance writing portfolio hosted elsewhere to display these is advisable.
I am looking forward to more opportunities to express my thoughts and add creative input. I am optimistic increasing respect will be shown for freelance writers and the revenue we generate for businesses. Hopefully, there will be a substantial merge in recognition for the contribution of writers via bylines and payment to develop sales maximizing material. Nonetheless, I value the clients who have treated me fairly, provided reasonable compensation, and conducted themselves professionally. I will continue to welcome this caliber of writing assignments. If you are also interested in obtaining my freelance writing services, please visit My Services (Contact) page.
For My Total Life Changes Team
I figured I’d write this post for my Total Life Changes team, to provide you with some motivation and direction you can follow. After you’ve signed up and started familiarizing yourself with your back office; it’s also good to keep in mind, what sort of game plan you’re going to have for yourself, to be successful in your Total Life Changes business.
I have determined, to be successful in this industry, you must do at least SOMETHING, every day. In this industry we have freedom. That’s why I’m here. I certainly don’t like to feel like I’m under the choke hold of an Employer, who does not have my best interest in mind, just their exploitative agenda. Anyway, in this industry, we are completely free. However, with that freedom, comes responsibility. Since you’re your own Boss, you’re responsible for "telling yourself what to do". If you don’t create a schedule and game plan for yourself, no one else is going to do it.
I feel it’s imperative in Total Life Changes, or any other business venture you undertake, to consistently work on your business. I don’t feel it’s beneficial to turn our lifestyle here into a miserable 9-5, where we start feeling bored and miserable, completing the same tasks day after day. I think it’s important to be creative and keep things interesting. Keep the fun and freedom alive! That’s why we’re here, to live life on our own terms. My terms certainly don’t include feeling miserable.
If this lifestyle were ever to start feeling miserable, I wouldn’t want it. This is the dream lifestyle I’m creating for myself, so for this enjoyment to last a lifetime, it should never feel like a "ho-hum existence", like a drone going to some miserable workplace every day. No way, not here. Here is where I can be happy and live life exactly as I like.
Mindset to be Successful in Total Life Changes
There’s really no excuse, not to do at least something every day, to have success in your Total Life Changes business. Devise a game plan for yourself. I think it’s incredibly simple, if you think of the game plan as consisting of doing at least one thing per day that will contribute to your success in Total Life Changes. It’s even more simple, if you consider it could be something as non-complicated as taking a bit of time to add positivity to your mindset.
In this industry, you may come across a lot of Haters, once you start your journey toward success. Don’t worry about it; to allow some skeptical people to stand between you and success would just be foolish. If you want time freedom and financial freedom; just go for it, and know you have a lot of us in this industry who are supportive of you. We’re all going after the same dreams and are here for you.
You can simply work on building a stronger, more positive mindset, by surrounding yourself with those of us who are also going after the same dreams, or spending some time enjoying content by other people on a similar path (e.g. a video, audio, blog). Just feed your mind with whatever will help you on the path to becoming the best person you can be, and having success in your business.
Daily Tasks to Have Success in Total Life Changes
As long as you’re doing at least something every day to work on your Total Life Changes business, you’ll feel a feeling of contentment and accomplishment. It can be something small that does not take up a lot of time, and can be done simultaneously with other things (like listening to motivational content); or it can be something that takes a little bit more time, but is definitely worth the effort.
For instance, write a blog post or shoot a video about your testimony using the Total Life Changes products. It’s something fun and creative you can do while enjoying awesome products; and it results in gaining team members and customers. When you think about how fun the way we make money is, it doesn’t really feel like work.
Break the work up a little, perhaps create the content one day, market the content on your social media profiles the next. Or maybe do it all the same day if you feel inspired. Just don’t ever let the process start feeling too much like "a job", because that pretty much defeats the whole purpose of being in this industry, to feel free and have fun. Work according to your own pace, since you’re your own Boss and can certainly do whatever you want.
Choose what fits your personality. If you prefer being more "behind the scenes", then choose ways to share your business that are more fitting for you, perhaps blogging. If you’re more outgoing, put yourself out there and shoot some videos.
Maybe you have preferred ways of processing information. Maybe you prefer working on your mindset by reading books or maybe you prefer watching videos. However you want to work on developing yourself as a person and strengthening your mind is great, as long as you’re doing it, that’s what matters.
You can also take into account, what type of marketing techniques suit you best. Maybe you like more technical stuff, you’re interested in SEO, ranking your content in the search engines, driving traffic. Or maybe you just like to do things in a more traditional way, talking to people or offline marketing. Just do what makes you happy and gets you closer to your overall goal.
As long as you’re working on the little steps each day, you’ll ultimately reach the greater goal. Just don’t let yourself miss out on the little opportunities each day to work toward your financial freedom. Even if you just go through a little bit of training each day or learning to use your tools, it all helps in the end. Just do something!
If you’d also like to get on board my Total Life Changes team, start by checking out my blog posts and YouTube videos about Total Life Changes. Pay particular attention to my post about the Total Life Changes Compensation Plan, as well as the detailed sign-up instructions in my post about My Total Life Changes Experience Look forward to having you join us in living a lifestyle of freedom and having fun!
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