Monday, January 12, 2009

Planning to Start Your Freelance Writing Business

Starting a freelance writing business can be scary, especially if you don’t know what you are doing. Over the next six weeks in my freelance writing mentoring program, we will learn step-by-step how to begin and then manage a freelance writing business. We will also learn different types of writing and how to generate leads for income.

The most common reasons people decide to start a business is because they want to:
  1. Be self sufficient;
  2. Be wealthy;
  3. Change their lifestyle.
In our mentoring classes starting this week, I will discuss with my students:
  • the planning aspect of starting a business
  • personal assessment of your ability to operate a business
  • creating a business plan
  • the equipment needed to set up your office.
Being your own boss is wonderfully exciting, but running a business isn’t for everyone. Starting a business comes with certain challenges. It takes strong commitment, desire, and most of all, the willingness to work hard and make sacrifices. You may go from working 40 hours a week to what seems like 24 hours a day! It takes confidence, time, effort, and discipline to run a successful business.

See if our mentoring program is right for you. But, hurry! The classes start tomorrow!

For an in-depth analysis of your readiness for starting a business, see Their self-paced, online tutorial can be completed in about 30 minutes. It will:
  • Provide an overview of key business principals, such as getting started, business planning, legal aspects, finance and marketing; and,
  • Introduce and link you to important small business resources, such as SBA district offices, Small Business Development Centers, SCORE, Women’s Business enters, NAWBO, and lenders.
If you have a solid plan and you have what it takes, running your own writing business can be a most rewarding experience.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Wow that’s good news. I appreciate for your articles about freelance writing business. These are the good tips that you have mentioned. I think this program will be beneficial to improve the skills of students who want to self sufficient to start a new business. I’m excited to join your program.

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