Have you ever thought about building a business while you are still in highschool? There are so many great business options that can be started well before you graduate. One of the best choices is that of freelance writer. If you have ever thought about becoming a freelancer, you’re in the right place. However, there are a few important things you should be aware of before you become a freelance writer to ensure you’re making the right decision.
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It’s A One Man (or Woman) Show!
Some people thrive in a group working situation. Some people work better alone. However, even if you’re one of those people that works better alone, you may still get lonely. Being truly alone all the time can start to take its toll, especially if you live alone and don’t see your friends much. Keep this in mind, as it can really creep up on you.
The Early Bird Gets The Worm
Birds are pretty amazing creatures to watch. They will sit and wait for just the right opportunity for the next yummy meal. In fact, as soon as there is a hint of rain, you can find birds on the pavement sitting in anxious anticipation of a nice juicey worm.
The key to being a great freelance writer is much the same. It takes a great deal of motivation. Actually motivating yourself to work can be tough sometimes. It’s even harder if you have sports, church youth group, and classwork to keep you extra busy. You need to get into a routine that makes you feel like working, as if you have no incentive to do it, you’ll likely procrastinate.
Keeping Stress Under Control Is Key
Keeping your stress under control is a must. Let’s face it! Just being in highschool is stressful. Between the course work and the extra-curricululars, time is tight, and squeezing in time to build a business too is quite stressful. Make sure you take the time for regular self care, such as exercise, eating well, breaks from the computer, and so on. Meditation, time with your Bible, and yoga are all great ways to relieve stress.
Building A Client Base Takes Time
Building a solid client base is going to take time, so you need to be patient. Savings will help, too. While you’re waiting to build up your client base you can make sure to educate yourself as much as possible about the industry.
For example, if you are interested in essential oils, make sure that you are reading up on the subject, so that your articles will be that much better. Maybe you are interested in math. There are quite a few jobs out there for a freelance writer in area of accounting – especially during tax time. If you’ve ever considered writing about accounting, the infographic below can help.
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Beginning to build a business while in highschool is a big undertaking. But, if you work hard and build your client-base, you will have a fluourishing career as a freelance writer to look foward to as you toss that graduation cap in the air!