Freelancing can feel like a solitary pursuit. It’s not. #You’reNotAlone
In fact, freelancers make up nearly 35 percent of the workforce. That’s more than 50 million other freelancers.
Some freelancers feel depressed by those statistics. They don’t see potential partners or colleagues—they see competition.
But there’s competition in every industry and in every role.
If you’re working for someone else in a cubicle, the person two rows down might want your job. He or she might get it, too.
When you’re an upwardly mobile middle manager, other people want the coveted senior management position that you’re gunning for.
I say we should embrace the competition and view the freelance economy for what it is: A tribe of people who have similar values, goals, and skill sets.
When we work together as freelancers, we get more done. We accomplish more goals. We lift others up.
If you’re struggling with your freelance writing career, you might feel a little lonely. Maybe you should connect.
There are tons of forums and communities built around the freelance economy. Avail yourself of them.
Consider partnering with other freelancers. If you’re a writer, team up with an editor, a graphic designer, a coder—whatever. Make some magic.
I’ve started this blog to provide freelance quick tips that might help freelance writers improve their businesses and get more work. Why? Because #You’reNotAlone.
While I’m no longer working as a freelance writer, I have 12 years of experience to draw upon. Maybe I can help others who, like me, have struggled.
In the early days, I often dreamed of ditching the freelance lifestyle and working at McDonald’s. It just sounded easier.
Then I realized that I wasn’t alone. I stumbled across the one essential ingredient to freelance writing success.
And it involved other people. Not just myself.
Remember, #You’reNotAlone. We’re all in this together.
If you’re a struggling freelance writer, feel free to get in touch. You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I enjoy helping other freelance writers find their way.