Back in 2011 when I started freelancing, I would have never imagined that I would be at the level that I am at now. While I still am not reaching all of my freelance writing goals, I must say that over these past three years I am nowhere near where I started.
About a year in, clients started asking me about if I had a writing team; I would always reply, “No.” I would let them know I could handle all of their bulk work myself. While this was going good for awhile, about six months in, I was overworked, underpaid, and overly stressed. I always feared starting a writing team would just give me even more work to do since I would have to edit each piece before sending it over to the clients. On the other hand, I knew it was time for me to do something about this so I reached out to some writing friends to see if they would be interested in joining my newly created writing team. I would occasionally assign work when bulk assignments came in. To my surprise, these few friends were up for it.
I took the leap, and have a team of about ten or so writers who consistently complete assignments for me each week, with each client’s approval of course. This allows me to work on the topics that I love to write about, and contract out to another writer who likes the topics I am not so fond of. So, I still provide my clients with high-quality work.
The moral of my success story is, if your freelance business really starts to pick up, do not delay in building a writing team. It allows you to earn more, and be less stressed. You get to write on the topics that you love while still not losing your steady clients.
Victoria Heckstall is a freelance writer who has published numerous articles throughout the web. She has also written an eBook that shows beginning freelancers how they can make money online without investing a dime.