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5 Urgent Mindset Fixes for the Recession-Proof Freelancer

Free E-Book for Writers: Recession-Proof Freelancer: A 12-Point Plan for Thriving in Hard Times. Makealivingwriting.com

Have you been wondering how to keep your writing biz alive in the current craziness of COVID-19, isolation, and economic recession? This doesn’t have to take down your career — you can become a recession-proof freelancer.

How?

It begins by killing the toxic, negative thoughts running around in your head. The fears that are keeping you paralyzed.

In large part, earning well in hard times is a mind game. Your attitude and how you respond to what’s happening will determine whether you thrive despite it all, or you fold your tent and give up.

I know it’s true, because this isn’t my first recession rodeo. Know when I first became a six-figure freelance writer? In the depths of the last recession, around 2008-’10.

(I unpack that whole story in my new, free e-book The Recession-Proof Freelancer – grab your copy here.)

So. You can earn well during bad economic times. I’m living proof.

But many will not. Their negative mindset will do them in. You’ll soon see them bagging groceries for minimum wage.

How can you acquire the winning attitude of a recession-proof freelancer, and earn well in the coming year? Here are five toxic thoughts, and the fixes that banish them:

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Getting Ghosted? Use This Writer’s Script to Break the Silence

Getting Ghosted? Use This Writer's Script. Makealivingwriting.com

Getting ghosted by freelance writing prospects?

It happens. And it’s happening a lot more during the COVID-19 craziness.

Some businesses have closed or downsized. Editors and marketing directors are scrambling to adjust to a different publishing environment.

And even without a pandemic in process, there’s a million other reasons you might be getting ghosted by a prospect that sounded promising.

What can you do if a hot prospect goes quiet? How do you follow up without sounding desperate or pushy? The right answers to these questions can turn dead ends into paying gigs.

Ghosting happens to everyone, even to top-earning freelance writers. Ever experienced a scenario like this? You land a discovery call with a solid prospect. You listen and ask pro questions and have a great conversation. You get off the call, send a budget-friendly proposal, and…crickets.

For the next two weeks you tell yourself patience is a virtue. You stay busy with other work and regular marketing. But you can’t stop thinking about getting ghosted.

Want to know how to handle getting ghosted? Here’s the script to break the silence.

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