3 Reasons Why You Are Heading Nowhere in Freelancing Industry

You have decided to join the freelancing industry months ago.

You join every freelancing sites, thinking that you will be hired in no time.


You are wrong.

Months passed by (maybe even years!) and you are heading nowhere, being a freelancer.

It is sad but it happens.


  • You have no skills or talents or even the slightest interest in learning something new
  • You are wasting time
  • You think you can earn money by staring at the monitor

Seriously, time to sort out the priorities.

Fear of Freelancing

There are many things that we fear in life and one of it is fear of making the first move.

Let go of the fear. Make the first move. Quit that boring job and start a new exciting career of your own.

When you let go of the fear, you will be able to freelance successfully. Don’t let your fear hold you back.

Identify your fears and eliminate them one at a time.

Successful freelancers put behind their fear. You need to control your fear. Do not let fear control you.

Happy freelancing!

p/s: Be a Rockstar Freelancer

How Long Can You Survive Your Freelancing Career

Have you thought about how long can you survive as a freelance writer?

It just came to me recently as I am very active being a virtual assistant at the moment.

I am busier as a virtual assistant rather than being a writer as of now.

I believe every beginning has an end but I would not want to end my freelance writing career.

After all, I started out as a freelance writer.

The only solution I can think of is reducing my freelance writing gigs.

At least I would be able to work on something I love.

In my early days as a freelance writer, I thought that freelance writing would be a life-long career for me.

Now that I am also a virtual assistant, I believe there are many other things we can do for a living.

In fact, it is recommended to try expand our career into other areas.

Personally I would really love to venture into e-commerce but will have to take it slow and steady.

How long have you survived your freelancing career?

Mind to share it with us all?

Do You See Yourself as a Freelance Writer?

No doubt there are many people who love to write for a living.

Just how many of you have the courage and the skills to stay in the freelance writing industry?

Freelance writing industry can be a very harsh place especially for newbies.

Not only you get rejected, sometimes you get humiliated to a point that you would beg for jobs in forums (willing to do any writing jobs for a few cents!).

That is just so wrong but that is reality.

You can be a great writer or you can be one of those desperate writers, begging for jobs in forums like Digital Point.

So what type of freelance writers are you?

Do you see yourself as a freelance writer or are you just another so-called writer? (think Digital Point)

You know you can be a great freelance writer.

Which path are you taking?

Is Blogging a Freelance Writing Career?

Blogging is nothing new. Everyone is trying to make a quick buck through blogging. With Adsense and other advertising networks, it seems easy to earn passive income through blogging. However, only a few top notch bloggers can really earn a huge income from advertising.

Are you one of them?

If you are NOT, then you are just like everyone else, blogging for the fun of blogging (with the hope of earning a few dollars a day).

I love blogging too, as you can see (this is my blog). However, I have been thinking whether blogging qualifies as a form of freelance writing career.

Careers such as teaching and nursing are common but blogging?

Definitions of career:

  • the particular occupation for which you are trained
  • the general progression of your working or professional life; “the general had had a distinguished career”; “he had a long career in the law”

Are we trained to blog? No, we learn on our own.

Are we earning from our blogs? Some do, some don’t.

I do hope that blogging can be expanded into a career, but for now, blogging is a hobby for me (and it earns peanuts for me to pay some bills).

What do you think?

Is blogging a career for you, or just a hobby?