We get questions from new writers both here in the forum and on the blog. But when we've been at this work for years, sometimes we forget what it was like to be new. So today let's look back. When you were just starting out in freelance writing, what were the biggest questions you had?
For me, the biggest question was "how can I educate prospects so they understand the importance of hiring a professional?" That was specifically tied to press release writing, because I decided to work in a then under-served niche. That's awesome because there is seemingly endless growth opportunity. Other competitors weren't there yet. But it also means you have to take a leading role in educating the market about the importance of what you do (and why it might be better to hire you rather than do the work themselves).
How about you?
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