I’m really bummed because I haven’t been able to update this blog as often as I’d like since I moved it over to WordPress. I really did have plans to post more frequently, but since moving the blog, I’ve gained more new clients through oDesk, and they have kept me busy.
As all you other writers out there know, we wouldn’t be making a living writing if it weren’t for our clients, right? And my motto has always been to put my clients first. After all, they’re the ones who pay my bills, so my blog and other personal projects have to wait a little while. Putting personal projects and your blog aside for paying clients is one of the drawbacks to making a living writing.
The Advantages of Making a Living Writing
Although it can be frustrating to let personal projects sit, there are many good things for those who choose writing as their career. Other than the paychecks, here are two big positives to making a living writing:
1. Interacting with other entrepreneurs. I love working for business owners, SEO companies and bloggers, because I get to know them better. Plus sharing business advice gives us all the chance to learn from one another.
2. Staying motivated. Although I sometimes find myself lacking time to work on my own projects, most of my clients are successful, and their success and determination to reach new heights motivates me to make the time for my own projects.
What is it that you enjoy about making a living writing?
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