When you become a freelance writer, you're working with such a different dynamic compared to securing a position full-time at a news network. You have to hustle. You have to be responsible for your own schedule. You can't let rejection bruise your ego too sharply. And you have to be open to new ideas to write about as a journalist, even if the well is dry and all you want to do is watch old X-Files episodes on Prime.
Starting out in this competitive space, I wish I had someone advising me on what worked for them, what didn't, where to focus my attention, etc. So I hope I can be that mentor to anyone looking to find their place as a freelance writer. Here are the top five nuances of freelancing as a journalist I wish I knew then:
This blog post is indicative of the kind of content I'll be writing in this space going forward, because there are enough blogs out there waxing poetic about pop culture or sports or the pandemic. If you're interested in levelling up as a freelancer, this is the blog for you.
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I write about levelling up your career as a writer and the steps you need to take to get there.