Hope you’ve been enjoying my quick tips for Christmas.
Here is another one.
Hide Your Desperation
Clients can smell fear and desperation miles away.
If you feel anxious and doubtful that you will ever be able to make it as a writer, hide it quick. Your worries will only attract other desperate people.
- It will make you take jobs that are beneath you.
- It will make you compromise on your values and ethics.
- And it will get you that much farther from your dreams.
Do you remember the guy you couldn’t stand in high school? The girl who you couldn’t get away from fast enough?
When you feel desperate, you unknowingly act like them. Good clients will stay away and bad clients will be suddenly and mysteriously attracted to you.
Do you know why?
They figure they can take advantage of your desperation.
There are a few things you can combat your fears and worries about not making the bills next month:
- Get a part-time job.
- Focus your energies on marketing and networking with potential clients.
- Write about your fears and send it to a potential publication. (I did this by the way and it not only temporarily cured my fear by giving me confidence, but it put money in my pocket too.)
- Be honest about your finances. Take a look at what you’re paying for and see if you can reduce unnecessary spending.
These are a few ways to combat desperation. Have your own? Do share!
Brandi-Ann Uyemura is a freelance writer who offers free initial consultations to help beginning writers get motivated, the disempowered and confused get empowered and back on course and gives writing tips for entrepreneurs. Sign up for freelance writing tips here and contact her at bauyemura at gmail dot com for more info.