I recently met Sarah, a freelance writer struggling to get her business off the ground.
“I’m just kind of stuck,” she admitted. “I’ve landed some clients, but I can’t figure out how to get the high-paying ones. And I really want to do this full time.”
She was on the verge of quitting.
I could hear it in her voice.
But here’s what I also learned about Sarah.
1. Sarah is an amazing writer. No joke. She is better than I am. And that brings me to my next point.
2. Sarah is working an entry-level job that has nothing to do with writing. She isn’t using her talent … and she feels terrible about it.
3. And finally, lack of talent is not Sarah’s problem. The reason she is failing has nothing to do with her writing skills. And once she learns what I’m about to teach her, she will be coming for my lunch. But, hey, that’s okay; there’s enough work for us all, right?
So, what is the problem?
Here are some of the biggest reasons why writers fail.
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