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07 Aug 10 What’s Stopping You from Being a Successful Freelance Writer?

Have you ever asked this question? And if you did what was the answer? Was it related to your skills, or your attitude, or your perception?

I am asking this question because these are the things that stop most of the people from making it big in the freelance writing career. Let’s examine each one of them so that we can get idea about what to avoid, and make it big as a freelance writer.

Do not know enough

This is a classic trap that engulfs everyone who has self doubt about one’s quality. It makes you believe that you are not qualified enough for the job. You should, therefore, stay clear of the job, and should never even try to get closer.

I have this to tell you about “the skill” problem: no one is too qualified or too less qualified for the freelance writing job, or for any other job. We all, indeed, have shortcomings, but those are mere matter of proper training, and some research, which is easier these days than it ever was in the history of mankind.

I have no time

This is another classic excuse. People always complain about lack of time for following their dream. They say they are too busy working in the offices, managing their families, and securing better life for kids and spouses. Sure they are very important, but these things could not be a reason for your “I do not have time” mindset. What is behind this “no time” mentality is the lack of organization and schedule. Make a schedule for writing, and stick to it. When I say make a schedule, I do not mean to suggest making a schedule for writing daily. It could be for weekends as wells.

There is no future in it

This is a very short sighted reply I have heard from the freelance writing quitters. They say why join freelance writing. There is no future in it. I will suggest them to look outside the window, take binoculars if needed, and see how the media is operating — online as well as real world. They all source content, and a large portion of content is sourced from freelance writers. They is future in it, dude.

What else is stopping you from taking a freelance writing career? Waiting to hear from you.

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07 May 10 What Kind of Blog should a Freelance Writer Start?

The question posed in the title is one the most common questions asked by a freelance writer jostling his way to stardom. Most of the freelance writers asking this question often get frustrated as they do not find any satisfactory answer to this question. They feel either people are hiding something, or there is nothing like one golden topic for a freelance writer to write about in order to attain success.

First part of their supposition is wrong, but the second part holds some merit. Indeed, there is not any golden topic for a freelance writer to write about. And indeed, writing for “freelance writing” or related niche will not bring you more clients then what you get while writing for another niche.


Because seldom you will get an offer to write for this niche.

What niche to write in?

The answer is any, as long as you enjoy writing in it. When a client asks for your samples or blog links, he has two goals in mind:

  1. He wants to see how well you write on the topic of your choosing.
  2. He wants to see your thought process.

He is least interested in knowing if you have guru’s knowledge about freelance writing or not, and he is more interested in knowing how well you can write and how you think. Because it is upon your thought process that your writing depends.

As long as you are writing well, therefore, you should not be worried about what niche to start a blog in. As a winning strategy, I would suggest you to write your heart out on the blog that you would show to your future client. Such blog will have both depth of thought, and colorful flair of writing. This is what your clients are looking for.

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28 Mar 10 Is Outsourcing Business Process a Good Strategy?

The answer (to the above question) depends upon whom you are asking this question. But, for the sake our discussion, I will tackle this question from a business owner’s point of view—also because I do not want any political controversy on this blog.

For a business owner, outsourcing any business process that is not its core is a not good but great strategy. I am not saying this to put bread on a family’s table in a third-world country, I am saying this because doing things that you are not good at will cost you doubly— (a). You will not be able to produce quality work, (b). And you will end up wasting time that could be invested on doing things that you are best at.

I do not play baseball nor do I play golf. I even do not know their terminologies. How do you think I will fare, if I take a baseball bat or club in my hand? I may hit a home run by fluke, but I cannot repeat it. So, if I were wise, I would have played chess or cricket, instead of going for baseball or golf. By not doing so, I have not only made fool of me, but I also end up wasting precious time I should have invested on games that I know.

It holds true for business processes as well. If you are a programmer who has started a small company, or if you are an existing small business owner that is good at manufacturing and marketing then you should outsource designing, SEO, marketing works to outside vendors whose core competencies lies in these fields. They will do better job at significantly lower cost. And the cost incurred will be even less, if you outsource your work to the third-world countries.

Did you say quality? Don’t worry, not everyone is bad there.

Benefits of outsourcing

  • It frees up your time that you can devote on doing things you are good at.
  • It can get you better result at a fraction of the cost incurred if you had worked on that.
  • The work quality is often good.
  • It will help you speed-up the process of product creation, testing, and delivery.
  • You will get a bigger team to think on the problems that your customer’s face. Who knows, you may get a brilliant insight from there.

Above, I have just a few of the benefits. I do not claim here to know all the benefits, and I am sure, you can suggest countless more benefits of outsourcing. Why do not you post your comment here?

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