“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work” – Thomas A. Edison
One thing many people forget about writers and other freelancers is that technically, we are like walking businesses. The only difference between us and Starbucks I suck at making coffee and there is no way I’m sharing if someone lets me have a latte machine.
Really, finding work to pay the bills as a freelancer is just like running any other business — albeit on a much smaller scale in most cases. And as with any business, there is tons of trial and error involved.
Writing blog posts.
Rewriting blog posts.
Re-rewriting blog posts.
Sharing and promoting my writing.
Juggling client emails and responding to other emails.
This list only includes some of the tasks I deal with on a daily basis and still, my to-do-list seems to never stop growing.
But really having so many new interests that I can’t resist exploring is a mixture of good and bad. On one hand I’m glad that I’m increasing my productiveness…but on the other hand, I’m getting really damn exhausted from balancing trying out so many different things and with my paid work.
To develop myself into the content creator that I envision myself becoming, it’s going to take commitment to learning writing, photo/videography and a few types of editing.
As I launch my next few projects, it looks like I’ll need to try out 10,000 new ways to manage my time.
On another note, a short sneak peak for February, I’ll be doing a mini vlog series on exploring some of the national parks/hiking spots in Southern California. Woop Woop. Get hyped.
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