Being able to write is fine and dandy, but it isn't enough to guarantee your success in a freelance writing career. When you freelance, you're self-employed. You're an entrepreneur. And the more you think like one, the more you'll be able to grow your writing business. That means understanding that administrative work, finances, and marketing can be just as important as the writing.
With that in mind, let's look at some articles and resources this week that can help you improve when it comes to those business basics, whether you're just getting started or you're an established pro looking to shake things up a bit.
- Daily Freelance Business Checklist -- By Sharon Hurley Hall at Get Paid to Write Online
- The 8 Business Skills of the Profitable Writer -- By Allena Tapia at About.com
- 10 Essential Marketing Skills for Freelancers -- By Leo Babauta at Freelance Switch
- 5 Essential Things Top Freelance Writers Invest In to Grow Their Business -- By Codrut Turcanu at YoungPrePro.com
- Business Basics: Managing Your Clients And Money -- By Mike Smith at Guerrilla Freelancing
- Freelancing? Think Like a Business Owner -- By Michelle Goodman at Entrepreneur.com
- 5 Basic Business Skills You Can't Freelance Without -- By Samar Owais at Freelance Factor
- 15 Websites to Sharpen Your Business Skills -- By Mason Hipp at Freelance Folder
- Considering Freelance? Know the Business Basics -- By Myra Jolivet at IABC Los Angeles
- Getting Serious About Bookkeeping for Freelancers -- By Lexi Rodrigo at The Savvy Freelancer
Do you have a favorite post on the topic? What business skills do you think new freelance writers should focus on the most? Tell us what you think in the comments.