A well-written and insightful article by my friend Steve Roller with some excellent points for both start-up efforts and more established business people who wish to expand their business enterprises.
Actually I think you should build the structure (and incomes) of both your client base, and your own ventures, but I understand exactly what Steve is saying, why he is saying it, and how he is sculpting his advice.
Yes I’ve written for clients and continue to do so, but eventually you need (especially if you have larger ideas) to strike out on your own if you wish to achieve and obtain your larger goals and objectives.
You need to take ownership of your own efforts, endeavours, enterprises, and ventures.
Eventually you must employ your own talents for your own ends. It is part of the reason you exist in this world.
Read Steve’s article, think about the point(s) he is making, and then decide upon a course of action. Make a Plan and execute it.
Godspeed friends, and have a great, productive, and very profitable day.
That may sound like an odd question, since most of us would consider ourselves freelancers, right?
I would maintain that not only can you be both, you may actually want to move away from the idea of being a “freelance writer” or “freelance copywriter.” It’s a matter of language, yes, but more than that a matter of mindset and positioning. In the long run, it will also make a substantial difference to your net worth.
Let me explain…
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