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.
- 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
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.