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Many people have a desire to be self-employed. It means not having to worry about office politics or being told what to do by a harassing supervisor. A skill that many people have is the ability to write, but the same people hesitate to go out on their own. Becoming a freelance writer does have its ups and downs, but it does not mean you cannot be successful at being one. There are some very simple rules of the road you may use as advice as you work to become a freelance writer.
Perhaps the best advice to follow is to stay positive. There are going to be days when clients are scarce, but there will be other times when you have more work than you thought possible. A negative attitude is not to make you a better freelancer. Stay optimistic and remember that being self-employed is its own reward.
There are so many clients in need of writers it is ridiculous for any writer to say they cannot get work. You need to study the market carefully and know what to say when approaching potential clients.