how to start freelance writing with no experience

SNM181: How to start a side hustle writing career without any experience with Lise Cartwright

Do you like your job? Do you ever daydream about that perfect job place, where you set the rules? A full-time job where the income is more than enough, and you wake up with a smile every morning? Well, what’s stopping you from achieving your dream?

Lise Cartwright was just another brick in the corporate wall until she decided that she wants to write and make writing her full-time job. Her process was long, but she did her best, and now, as a self-published author she will give you some advice on how to start a side hustle writing career without any experience and how you should organize the transition period in between.

How to Start Freelance Writing With no Experience

how to start a side hustle writing career with no expeirence

If your passion is writing, but you have little experience, try freelance content writing. There are many online platforms you can use to get started and get paid to write. Start small until you get how the fundamental concept works. It’s best if you keep your day job, at least in the beginning until you find a freelance writing job that pays off but still keep applying to as many jobs as you can.

Once you know how to start freelance writing with no experience the online world is your oyster.

Now, you can focus on writing your book. You can be your own publisher because the best part about having your personal online business is that you decide how it looks like.

As the book is the main foundation for your business, nothing is stopping you now to expand even further.

Turn a Side Hustle into a Full-Time Career

Don’t be your own limitation and hold yourself back. When you have the writing experience and the books, you also have a strong email list and connections. You can now sell courses on how someone else can turn their side hustle into a full-time career. You can write down all of your skills and assets and see what is something that you love to do, even for free, and then find a way to turn it into profit.

How to Keep Your Writing Career

Anyone can go wrong, and you will probably go wrong somewhere along the way. One of the most common mistakes is that you think that your value is attached to your product, but that’s not the case. It just means that you need to add some value to your product, maybe give something away for free so people will see that their money will be well spent.

Many other things can go wrong, but this is where you need to change your mindset. Don’t think of them as mistakes but as opportunities to learn and take original approaches.

It is crucial to know how to organize your time when transitioning into a full-time writing career. The safest way to avoid mistakes and get extra courage to start freelance writing or online publishing is educating yourself. Reading blog posts, watching videos, attending courses, and webinars or read books by people with similar experiences.

Show Notes:

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Key Points:

  • Write a list of every skill you have before deciding what to write about
  • To make money in the beginning start with a print on demand first
  • Charge what your product or service is worth, not what you are worth

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