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Is Your Writing Client Your Boss?
I was reading the latest issue of the Freelance Writing Success newsletter. Writer Nick Osborne made a very good point. He said if you are doing most of your work for a single client, then you have a boss. That’s because you are so dependent on that single source of income that you can’t afford to say no. In other words, you’re not in charge any more.
That really made me think. I have a great relationship with the clients I work with, but I don’t want to depend exclusively on any of them. That’s why I keep seeking out new work and I keep promoting myself.
As a freelance writer and ghostwriter, I need to be able to say no sometimes. I need to be in charge of balancing my workload. I need to be the one making decisions about my career. After all, that’s why I stopped working for a boss and started working for myself.