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Become a Freelance Writer: Your complete guide to the business of writing by Rachael Oku

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4. Behind the Scenes

WHILE SELF-PROMOTION and marketing will draw others to your business, in the background a framework needs to be put in place in order to cope with demand and day-to-day operations.

Here are a few things you’ll need to bear in mind as your business steadily grows …

Do your sums

In order to effectively manage your finances in your first few months as a freelancer you’ll need to know roughly how much money you’re likely to require. Thankfully, being a freelance writer doesn’t cost much; all you need is a computer, a website, some stationery and business cards. But there is also rent, electricity, gas and food: you need to make enough to live on.

Take into account your start-up costs and draw up an estimate of your ...

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