Is Freelance Writing the Right Career for You?: This 10-Question Assessment Test Will Tell You

Is Freelance Writing the Right Career for You?: This 10-Question Assessment Test Will Tell You

by Yuwanda Black

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Overview

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

PREFACE

What If I Discover That Freelance Writing Is Not My Cup of Tea?

The Joys of Being a Freelance Writer

Should You Become a Freelance Writer? Why to Take the Test that Will Tell You

QUESTION #1: ARE YOU A GOOD WRITER?

How to Tell If You're a Good (Enough) Writer

4 Characteristics of "Not Good Enough" Writing

How to Become a "Good Enough" Freelance Writer

How to Find Classes to Improve Your Freelance Writing Skills

QUESTION #2: ARE YOU SELF-MOTIVATED?

The Hardest Part of Staying Motivated

How to Stay Motivated: 7 Tips for Accomplishing Any Goal You Set Your Mind To

8 of the Best Sites on the Web to Get Freelance Writing Advice

QUESTION #3: DO YOU LIKE WORKING ALONE?

Places to Work Away from Home

6 Things You Should Know When Working on the Go

QUESTION #4. ARE YOU PATIENT?

4 Things You'll Have to Learn to Wait on When You Freelance

Slow and Busy Times of the Year for Freelance Writers

How to Use Slow Times to Advance Your Freelance Writing Career

QUESTION #5: CAN YOU FIGURE OUT STUFF ON YOUR OWN?

Problems You'll Be Called on to Handle as a Freelance Writer

QUESTION #6: ARE YOU GOOD AT PLANNING?

5 Tips on How to Plan for – and Manage – a Growing Freelance Writing Business

QUESTION #7: ARE YOU THRIFTY?

The Value of Living Below Your Means When You Freelance

Are You "Fiscally Full?"

How to Thrive Financially as a Freelancer: 5 Insights

How to Estimate How Much You'll Owe in Taxes – Quickly!

QUESTION #8: ARE YOU GOOD AT HANDLING MONEY?

Gaining Insight into Your Financial Personality

"Answers" to Money Personality Questions Posed Earlier

QUESTION #9. DO YOU KNOW HOW TO SAY NO?

How to Say "No", Mean It & Not Feel Guilty about It

QUESTION #10. ARE YOU A PROCRASTINATOR?

How to Stop Procrastinating: 5 Tips

SHOULD YOU BECOME A FREELANCE WRITER?

What Your Score Reveals: Results

Product Details

BN ID: 2940149621200
Publisher: Inkwell Editorial
Publication date: 02/27/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 522 KB

About the Author

My name is Yuwanda Black and I'm a freelance writer, author and web entrepreneur.

I've been a freelance writer since 1993, a self-published ebook writer/author since 2002 and an internet marketer since 2008.

TRAVELING FREELANCE WRITER

My primary residence is in the U.S., but I travel frequently to Jamaica (Negril). I visited for the first time in 2009 and started going back on a regular basis. After so many trips (and so many expensive hotels) I thought, "It's cheaper to rent!"

So I did.

Since 2010, I've rented four places in Negril -- from studios with ocean views to a two-bedroom/two-bath house with a yard and access to an infinity pool (which overlooked the ocean; it was beyond gorgeous!).

Now, I have a one-bedroom apartment that is about a 20-minute walk to the beach and 3 minutes to bars and restaurants.

Note: See the videos attached to my profile here to get an idea of some of the fun stuff there is to do in Jamaica -- and to see how beautiful it is. They detail one of the many trips I've taken to the mineral springs in the Blue Mountains.

I have the most amazing massages when I go here ... and talk about natural beauty -- this country is absolutely gorgeous!

See many more videos of Jamaica on my YouTube channel at

THE THING I LOVE THE MOST ABOUT MY CAREER

The thing I love the most about being a writer is that it allows me to live and work where I please. As long as I have an internet connection, I'm good to go.

I've worked everywhere from a hotel room in Barcelona, Spain; to a cafe in Stockholm, Sweden; to a farm house in Cordoba, Argentina. As far as work, I feel like the luckiest girl alive most days.

THE THING I LOVE THE MOST ABOUT BEING AN EBOOK WRITER/SELF PUBLISHER

In a phrase, "income stability." As long as I can write (ie, produce new products), I can make a living. How much I earn is entirely up to me. Thanks to places like Amazon, you don't have to be famous to make a living as a writer.

RUNNING, RUNNING, RUNNING!

I'm also a marathon runner. I've completed two full and 8 half marathons as of December 2014. I'm always training for the next one!

LIFE PHILOSOPHY

Just do it! (As a runner, of course Nike's philosophy fits who I am :-)).

LEARN MORE ABOUT ME

You can learn more about me at

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