When you decided to become a freelance blogger, did you immediately write up a 5-year business development plan? Calculate a full financial forecast?
If you did, you have everyone’s permission to skip this blog post and order more champagne while you wait for the rest of us to catch up.
But most freelance bloggers start with a talent for writing and then pick up a bit of business sense along the way. If that sounds more like you, don’t worry — you can still grow your blogging into a lucrative business. We just need to fill some of the gaps in your understanding of how your business works.
Here’s the important part, though: you need to fill the knowledge gaps in your business now, because every month they go unfilled is another month you go without the money you deserve. [Read more…]