There’s nothing quite as exciting as landing your first freelance writing client. At last — someone who wants to pay you for your writing services!
Some writers are lucky enough to find clients who pay reasonably well from the get-go, and can give them ongoing work.
I was not one of those lucky ones.
I know I’m not the only freelance writer whose first clients paid peanuts. Despite that, it can be hard to let them go. You can feel sort of loyal to that first client, who helped you break into freelancing, and the security of that client you know can make you complacent.
But sooner or later, it’s time to let that low-paying first client go and move on to better gigs.
Here’s the story of my first freelance writing client — and why I dropped him.