You got started. Found a few clients.
Remember how it felt at first? The world was yours, the sky was blue, the good life was just around the corner…
Then what happened?
Well, kinda nothing. You’re still doing the same kind of work for the same kind of pay.
And let’s be honest, that fact makes you cringe a little. It’s downright embarrassing. Your family and friends already had doubts about your career choice — you don’t want to prove them right by admitting you’ve failed to make any progress.
So you keep running on that hamster wheel, going nowhere fast.
Problem with the hamster wheel tactic is, it doesn’t work. As long as you’re stuck in the wheel, you have to keep running just to stay upright. It’s exhausting. And you know sooner or later you’ll slip and fall.
What are you going to do?
Give up and cry?
Go back to a nice, safe job in a filing cabinet somewhere?
Here’s how to break out of the hamster cycle and get your freelance blogging career in gear. [Read more…]