Some Days It Feels Like A Step Backwards....
There are somedays where I feel like I have taken a step backwards with my freelance writing. For three years, I had a private client sending me work, and I did well with each payday for the most part. I took work from other clients occasionally, but made the mistake of mainly relying on that client. If you guys remember my posts from a few weeks ago, that client has gone out of business.
I found work with another client in a similar field, which made it kind of easy to do the assignments. I am not sure if they will be posting anymore assignments, or if their project is finished. I hope they will post work again soon. The other client on that website has been posting thousands of orders at least once a month, for the last few months. Now it's not constant, which means once the work runs out, it could be a few weeks before they post more. I am hoping they will continue to post that work, even if it's only once a month. The other client -on another website- could be a more permanent arrangement, but it's still in the early stages and I have to make sure not to slip on my assignments if I want to stay on the writing team. I'm not looking to only rely on them anyways. I learned my lesson with that one. So I am hoping to find other clients, even if it's only temporary (one client this month, another client the next month, etc.). You know, steady work for the most part, with some diversity in there.
Anyways, I'm back to looking through the job boards Monday through Friday, refreshing, scoping out clients when my regulars aren't around, hitting slow days (which can happen even with a steady private client anyways), etc. It kind of sucks to go back a step, but I keep telling myself - "When one door closes, another one opens" -- and hey, I could wind up with several clients in the long run, which would be good for me. Until then, my income is going to go up and down again for a bit, while things adjust, and I have to budget more than I already was, which I'm sure I can do.
Sooo, here is to hoping things go well with those clients, and future clients, because I gotta roll with the punches in the world of freelance writing.
Speaking of which, I'm gonna get back to work. I wanna knock out a few more assignments before hitting the hay. See ya later, peeps! :)
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