What do you do if things get in the way of your freelance writing business? As the owner, you're responsible for:
- consistently meeting deadlines
- keeping in contact with past, present and future clients
- finding new work whenever (and sometimes wherever) you can
- producing amazing press releases, content or other business writing services
Here's my story: I was a public affairs rep/combat journalist for the Army. I did two tours in Iraq, came home and decided it was time to get out. While I was deployed I was taking college classes online (and somehow managed through the shoddy Internet connections over there), so I chose to keep taking classes, become a civilian and write for money.
Those three things, although they sound complementary, are not at all.
Now, facing 12 credit hours, writing and National Guard time while trying to get back on Active Duty status (I'm not ready to be a full-time civilian), I'm faced with two choices:
- cut back on my freelance writing business and run it at bare bones minimum to have time for classes
- ditch my freelance writing business and find a part-time job that pays quick, easy cash
Have you faced a tough choice in your freelance writing career? What did you choose, and how did it work out for you?
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© Angie Papple Johnston, 2010; if you are reading this anywhere but on FreeFreelanceWritingTips.Blogspot.com or Gather, somebody's working on their time management skills by plagiarizing instead of writing their own content.