This One’s For the Brand New Writer

And the truth is, it might not be for you.

Susie Pinon
Anyone Can Write Online

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Managing a 9–5 with freelancing endows a perspective of seeing all things as relative. There are highs and lows in both, and to balance the two can lend itself to be strenuous.

Maybe you have a dream of freelancing full-time, of charging $400/hour because you see a guru doing that — to be a digital nomad and travel the world happily as you work 4 hours a day writing about things you love.

It’s a bit more complicated than that.

If I could give a word of advice to a young, blooming writer, drowning in the world of lots of life preparation — I would tell them this.

I know what it feels like to wish you had started earlier. I know what it feels like to “miss the wave” of the hot new thing, and by the time you get there, it’s too saturated to make a mark.

I have been scammed. I have made mistakes. I have worked for far too little — because I didn’t know any better.

They don’t really teach you how to freelance, or start your own business in school.

They don’t really teach much of anything of practical importance in my opinion, but that’s a discussion for another time.

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Susie Pinon
Anyone Can Write Online

If I’m not typing, I’m at the beach, eating chocolate, yoga-ing, or watching my soaps. Here to help you grow into your best self without making it hurt.😉