Maximizing Your Potential

Become a six figure freelancer by building your own audience, creating a brand and selling yourself.

GUIDANCE NOTE: This section is designed for experienced freelancers with a strong track record of success.

What are the best ways to earn an annual six-figure freelance income? How do you break free of constant pitching to generate sustainable recurring revenue? What do the one percenters do to build a comfortable retirement from a freelance writing career?

Being a successful, financially-independent freelance writer isn’t easy. But it is certainly possible. For those who have carved out an impressive freelancing career, what’s next?

To get started, take this training that explains extreme productivity for high achievers. Because if you’ve managed to beat the odds and get this far, you probably qualify.

And in this piece, Mridu discusses retiring her (very grateful) husband, the wild panic that then set in, and lessons learned.

Of course, if you want more--including advice on creating passive income and thinking about long-term financial health-- read the articles below.

Articles on Maximizing Your Potential

The Freelance Writer's Guide to Six Figures
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I Retired My Husband. Here’s What I Learned

As the comments and the congratulations started coming in, I had a reaction that I hadn’t anticipated: I went into a wild panic. Worse, I fell slowly and surely into a pattern that most women will recognize: One of self sabotage.

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Passive Income for Writers

The difference between active and passive income is simple: Scalability.

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Creative Goals for 2017, How I Did, and What’s Coming in 2018

I like wiping the slate clean at the beginning of the year and looking at the year gone by and seeing what I achieved creatively and what more I want to be doing in the year ahead.

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My Business and Income Goals for the Financial Year 2017-18

In April, a new financial year begins and as I close my books for the year, it’s interesting to look at how I’ve done financially, what needs to change, and how I intend to do better.

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The Artist’s Guide to Selling

Want to know why I’ve changed my pricing and what I’ve learned about selling as an artist in my 15 years online?

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Grandma Was Wrong. These Counterintuitive Money Strategies for Freelancers Actually Work

Unlike my parents, my husband and I don’t have job security. The only security we have is in our ability to create profitable assets. As that ability grows, our security grows.

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How to Build Your Readership as a Writer

For the purpose of this post, I’m going to focus on non-fiction writing, but some of the tips will definitely be applicable to fiction writers as well.

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Lessons From an Exhilarating London Book Fair 2017

It was my first time at the London Book Fair and I was reminded, once again, of how despite the challenges and the long journeys we undertake as authors, publishing (no matter how you do it) is still the best game in town.

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Is It Time for a Career Change?

I've made some radical shifts in my career in the last two or three years. For me, it was time for a career change, not in terms of what I do, but in how and why I do it.

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How to Reinvent Your Writing Career

I have spoken to dozens of well-established writers this year who are eager to take more control over their words and their lives, and are struggling to figure out how.

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How to Stay at the Top of Your Game

Here are a few things you can incorporate into your every day to make sure you always stay at the top of your game, no matter how busy you are.

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How to Work on Your Novel Every Day (Especially When It’s Not a Priority)

I got over all those hard parts and have come to stall at an easy one: I can’t seem to find the damn time to write.

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