The Intuitive Freelancer: How to Do Things Your Own Way and Succeed

If you’re looking for exact instructions on how to do everything in your freelance writing career – from setting goals to setting schedules – well, you’re looking in the wrong place.

In this video, I describe why you sometimes need to go with your gut when making important freelance decisions.

For example: Are you hoping someone will tell you how much to charge for a particular case study, article or press release?

I don’t even have a strict hourly rate anymore – I just go with my gut to determine how much it will take to make a project worth my while. (And, I almost always end up earning $250 per hour that way.)

And when it comes to weekly schedules, off-the-shelf organizational systems, and 1-, 5-, and 10-year goals, I don’t have them.

Of course, it helps to have an idea of the rules laid out in books and blogs, and the business tools available to you, but in the end, you have to choose what works for you. Have a look to find out why – and how – you may want to let your intuition rule your writing career.

That’s the beauty of freelancing — in short, you can do whatever you want! Don’t waste that opportunity by blindly following other writers’ systems and rules.

Are you an intuitive freelancer — or do you hope to become one? What tips and experiences do you have to share with other writers? Please post in the Comments below.

About the author

Linda Formichelli

Linda Formichelli is the author of The Renegade WriterShe has written for more than 130 magazines and is the co-author of The Renegade Writer: A Totally Unconventional Guide to Freelance Writing Success. She is also the author ofHow to Do It All: The Revolutionary Plan to Create a Full, Meaningful Life - While Only Occasionally Wanting to Poke Your Eyes Out With a Sharpie.