Copyright 2011 Shannon L. Buck: How to Live the Freelance Life
If you are like many beginning writers, you do not have unlimited funds. This makes it necessary to create a budget. In doing so, you will likely find that you will need to cut back in some areas of spending. Look at your income and expenses, and be sure that your expenses are not more than your income. Figure out where you can cut corners. Many beginning writers realize that things they have always considered needs, aren’t. I know I have.
If you are not currently making as much as you need from your writing, and you still have your ‘day job,’ keep it. Continue with the job until you are making what you need to live on with only your writing business. Cut down to part-time as soon as you can and devote that time to building your business as well.
When you are able to quit your ‘day job’ completely, you will not have to work as much on your writing career as you are working with both jobs right now.
Here are some tips to help you to get to this point more quickly:
Find other ways to cut corners and prepare for financial fall-backs.
Quick Writing Tip
Keep a notebook and pen with you at all times to record your writing ideas.
5 Writing Prompts
Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.
Create a reasonable budget.
In this Special Report, you will see how it is possible for your teenager to help you out while you are building your freelance career and how much, if anything, you should pay him or her for that help. Teens can be a big help with things like:
* Their younger siblings.
* Keeping up the house.
* Business tasks.
In this special report, A Freelancer’s Helper, I will show you the value of having people to help you with every day tasks while you work. Each person will have different needs, and this report will help you to decide what help would be best for your circumstances.