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Three Steps to Make a Killing as a Freelancer

SixfigureFreelancerWe all know that being a freelance writer is an unpredictable career, filled with many monetary ups and downs. Although writing isn’t typically considered a six-figure career, it most definitely can be.

Our latest Mediabistro feature highlights three steps freelancers should take in order to earn a major paycheck this year. The first (and some would argue, most important) step: plan in advance.

The key to an effective income earning strategy, says Kelly James-Enger, a 17-year veteran freelancer, is to focus efforts on what you can control and to stop stressing about what you can’t. “You can’t control how many assignments you get, but you can control how many pitches you’ll send out each week,” she said. “Even if you haven’t seen those [pitches] turn into [an assignment], you know that you’ve met [your] goals. And there’s plenty of research that shows that meeting goals makes you more confident and spurs you on to meet more goals.”

For more tips, read: How to Become a Six-Figure Freelancer.

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