3 Freelancing Limiting Beliefs Guaranteed To Destroy Your Career And How To Conquer These Mental Blocks

3 Limiting Beliefs That Will Destroy Your CareerToday I’m happy to present you with a guest blogger.

Ryan Biddulph who is a very talented and successful blogger and freelance writer has accepted my invitation to write a post for me as I’m facing some difficult times right now.

So, without further ado, let’s find out what are some limiting beliefs that could hold your freelance career as a writer or any freelance business you might be in.

Sylviane, thanks so much for extending this kind offer to me!

I accepted Sylviane’s gracious request because I see so few fellow freelance writers out there who actually write helpful, high energy, practical posts regarding how to prosper through freelance writing.

Sylviane does – and you can look back through the archives for her dead on insight – which is why I’m posting today.

Limiting beliefs will destroy your freelance writing career unless you address these nasty little ideas. Goodness knows they hurt my prospects for a minute.

Basically, a limiting belief is a negative, constricting idea that you adhere to, which guarantees that you’ll fail in your venture.

Examples of limiting beliefs: I’m not good enough, I don’t have enough money to start a business, I have no business connections, I’m too lazy, etc. etc.

Today we’re going to identify and dissect 3 damaging limiting beliefs which are stunting your freelance writing growth.

Before I move forward, I wanted to let you know that I’m typing these words from Savusavu, Fiji.  This is quite possibly the most peaceful, beautiful island on earth, the dream destination for so many folks around the world. I’ve also lived for months in places like Bali, Costa Rica, Phuket, and a handful of other tropical hotspots, blogging and freelance writing my way into a dream internet lifestyle.

The guy who’s the founder of Blogging From Paradise, and the freelance writing business owner, was a fired security guard 5 years ago, with no money, and no rosy prospects on the horizon.

I had to uncover, uproot and eradicate hundreds if not thousands of limiting beliefs to go from unemployed, down and out New Jersey pier guard to world traveling blogger.

I’m Not a Good Enough Writer to Charge Money

Yes, you are, in most cases. In other cases, you just need to write daily, for at least 60 minutes, to gain enough confidence in your skills to charge money for your services.

I recalled noting on Facebook a while back how any pro freelancer should start at $25 per article, minimum, for offering their services. This $25 should apply to 600 word articles.

I received a comment from someone who said that number was way too high. I’ve known a few freelance writers who charge $5. For a 500 word article. No, I’m not kidding.

These people believe that they’re not good enough, or skilled enough, writing-wise, to charge more than $5 per article.

Then another crowd doesn’t bother charging at all. They think that nobody would pay them to churn out articles.

You will generate online income through freelance writing when you believe you can make a living through this channel and when you feel like you deserve to generate income through freelancing.

This happens after you’ve taken one practical step; which is the step of steps: you write for one or more hours daily. Doing so improves your skills quickly, boosts your confidence and uproots any deserving issues you cling to.

Write, write and write some more. With practice, you’ll believe that you deserve to cash in. If you don’t feel as deserving, or your belief system is damaged for some reason, but your writing skills rock, consider doing EFT tapping or self hypnosis, or some other self help technique to uproot and replace limiting beliefs.

There’s Too Much Competition

My fiancée Kelli Cooper landed 3 highly lucrative freelance writing jobs through the Problogger.net job board. If you’ve visited problogger you understand how many folks trawl these boards on an hourly basis.

Logic dictates that you’d be silly to expect to land 3 jobs – let alone 3 high paying jobs – but lo and behold, she did it.

Sylviane talks much about changing your beliefs to change your prospects of success. Kelli did a bunch of clearing around her freelance writing business and each one of these jobs fell into her lap.

How? The mental clearing, through meditation, detaching and raising her overall vibe, played a chief role in the process but she simply let go the lame idea that there’s too much competition to land a freelance writing job.

There’s not too much competition, just:

  • A limiting belief
  • Fear of failure
  • Fear of criticism
  • Not enough creativity

Write this excuse on a piece of paper now, burn it, over the sink, or bathtub, and be gone with it forever. The idea of competition is impossible in an abundant Universe.

Turtle Syndrome

I recall my second freelance client. She hired me. I produced articles for her. I sent them to her. She remarked that she’d have been better off going with a Fiverr writer as my work was terrible.

I was devastated. At this tender age in my career I had little confidence in myself and I was sensitive to any criticism, let alone a nasty little barb.

I went into a shell. I stopped promoting my freelance writing business. I must be a fraud, I thought. Well, a few months down the road I decided to spread the word. I attracted a few clients, one of whom is an authority digital marketer who’s known far and wide.

What happened? I came out of my shell. I decided to embrace criticism as a suggestion. After doing this, I began to promote my freelance writing business again.

Sure, nobody likes harsh, nasty criticism but the snarky barbs have everything to do with them and nothing to do with me. My writing may have been poor at the time – although it was solid, methinks – but a caring, loving person would have offered suggestions.

This person in particular told me how she was burned by writers in the past, and she obviously carried this negative, “cheated” energy with her, everywhere she went.

I have nothing to do with her karmic crap storm. I accepted this fact, promoted my freelance writing business aggressively and landed a few high profile clients.

Folks, embrace criticism. The fear of receiving a suggestion, or feedback, is a limiting belief which cripples your freelance writing career before it takes off. Promote, listen, engage, accept suggestions, and in most cases, folks will offer feedback from a positive, high energy, loving space.

Your Turn

What limiting beliefs can you add to this list?

Have you struggled with any of these limiting beliefs as a freelance writer?

Ryan BiddulphRyan Biddulph is an Internet lifestyle junkie, blogger, freelance writer and world traveler. He also owns bloggingfromparadise.com.

54 Comments

  • Sylviane Nuccio says:

    Hi Ryan,

    Thank you so much for accepting my guest post request during this difficult time for me. I haven’t been able to write for a week, and going through some gut wrenching times right now that prevent me to be productive.

    This said, it really shows that if the mind is not there, then nothing is, and it goes hand in hand with your topic. BELIEF is a must, and it’s so sad that some writers have such little faith in themselves that they accept to write for minimum wage or less. How pitiful. They really need this type of posts.

    I’ve learned a few years back that the the fear of competition is nothing less than a negative, limiting belief, so I was so glad when you included this topic as well. Since we’re over 6 billion on this planet, we’re bound to have some type of competition, but that’s not the problem, the problem is if you think that such competition will be a problem for YOU.

    So true too what you said here, and so interesting that at times we forget that an unhappy client or one that can’t make decisions is one that carries his or her own negative vibes, and we want to stay away from those. I’ve had a few of those as well, and now I have an affirmation that says that I am attracting the “ideal client.”

    Thank you so much for the great post and for being here for me, Ryan.

  • Harleena SinghTwitter: harleenas says:

    Hi Ryan

    Welcome to Sylviane’s blog – good to see you here, and I am glad you are here at her time of need. I hope you are feeling better too, Sylviane – I can understand how it gets….but perhaps with each passing day, it gets a little better.

    Coming to your wonderful post, Ryan, being a freelance writer myself, I was nodding my head right through your post. Yes, there are so many out there who charge peanuts or accept anything that they are given. not realizing their own potential, and I wish they would change.

    I know the competition is tough, just as you mentioned, and finding the right kind of work isn’t easy in such times, but if we try and want, we can attract the kind of work, just as Kelli did, which is awesome I would say. If you believe, you can, or you just can’t – it’s so simple, isn’t it?

    Embracing criticism isn’t easy dear friend, and people have a tough time with it, though if they did, as you said, it would help them get better. That is if they see the positive side of things and take up the challenge to overcome their flaws. It’s the one thing that always makes you better, whether you are a blogger or writer.

    Thanks for sharing these with us. Have a nice week ahead, both of you 🙂
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    • Ryan BiddulphTwitter: RyanBiddulph says:

      Hi Harleena, I like your take on receiving criticism and I see it as a 2 fold situation; if you’re willing to simply embrace the energies, and learn from them, you’ll overcome your flaws. Also, you’ll learn to spot good advice – even if it’s delivered in negative fashion – versus the ramblings of an unhappy person, which is almost always bad advice, and should be ignored.

      Thanks much Harleena 🙂
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    • Sylviane Nuccio says:

      Hi Harleena,

      I was so glad that Ryan took over for me here this week, as it was not easy for me to keep up with blog post and comment.

      Actually, saying “the competition is tough” it’s an affirmation, and I try to keep those negative affirmations at bay 🙂 because they are sneaky.

      I’ve learned that a while back from a coach who told me to eliminate that phrase from my business vocabulary, so I did. I have another bunch of positive affirmations that I repeat more and more now, as I want to be like Ryan, FREE to do whatever I want! they are plenty of clients that need me and my services! I like that one 🙂

      Thanks for coming, Harleena.

  • Enstine MukiTwitter: enstinemuki says:

    OMG! see who is here!

    Ryan you rock!
    You know I have Sylviane to turn to as soon as I start my freelance writing activities. Right now, as a blogger, I do some paid articles but I don’t still think I’m a freelance writer. I have a whole lot of work crowded around me offline.

    I can be crazy to write for $5 and if I do, I won’t want to be tagged in the article 😉 So far, the list I have ever accepted is $30 and that’s because of some other benefits included in the package. I don’t think I’m that cheap 😉

    Hey Sylviane thanks for inviting Ryan to share with us yet another meaty content to help us become better writers. I hope to read more from you big bro 😉
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    • Ryan BiddulphTwitter: RyanBiddulph says:

      Enstine thanks so much, and great move on accepting the right price 😉 It’s something freelance writers tend to struggle with. It reminds me of my days at the shipping terminal.

      Some truckers would take loads below cost, meaning they’d PAY $20 or $30 to the trucking company, just to get work. That’s insane! Other truckers would wait, knowing their worth, and would make $60 or $70 or $100 or more, for loads.

      Thanks Enstine, I appreciate your support.
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      • Sylviane Nuccio says:

        Hi Enstine,

        I’m glad you came here to read Ryan’s great post. I was so glad to have him here this week as I was kept away from blogging for a bit.

        Thank you for your kind word and support here 🙂

  • Dave Patrick says:

    Thank you very very much for this post.
    Up until recently I had been writing 500 word articles for as little as 2 bucks!
    I was doing this to get myself known. Trouble was when the customer got to know me they still only wanted to pay me $2!

    Your post has really encouraged me to set a realistic fee for my work.

    Thanks

    Dave

    • Ryan BiddulphTwitter: RyanBiddulph says:

      Hi Dave, so happy that you’re charging a higher rate! I know the jump can be uncomfortable at first, but doing so sends such a prospering signal to the Universe. You’ll thank yourself now, and later. Thanks for stopping by and reading.
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    • Sylviane Nuccio says:

      Hi Dave,

      No one worth knowing should ask for a 500 word article for $2 dollars. Think about it, beggars get that much doing nothing 🙂 Shame on those guys and keep away from them as much as you can. they are just trying to take advantage of you.

      You are worth much more than that.

  • Unaiza Naaz says:

    OMG This Is Great Article Really Good Work I like Your Blog And Your Post Ammezing Awesome Blog Again Thanks For Shareing me Again Thank You So Much 🙂

  • GladysTwitter: coachgladys says:

    Hello Mr.RyanWelcome to Ms. Sylviane site.Even though I am not a freelance writer,ni really enjoyed reading your post.I personally believe that our belief system affects us in every part of our life\’s.Limiting beliefs can effect us in relationships, health, wealth, success, etc.As a life coach my fees are based on my experiences and my education.Thank you again Mr.Ryan and I do hope Ms. Sylviane recovers soon. My thoughts are with you.Gladys

    • Ryan BiddulphTwitter: RyanBiddulph says:

      Hi Gladys, you are in a great business because many of us need help in shifting our belief systems. I had to change mine from fired, ex-security guard, to globe-trotting pro blogger and freelancer to see an immense difference in my life. Changing the image of self changes everything. Thanks so much for sharing.

    • Sylviane Nuccio says:

      Hi Gladys,

      I’m a bit better, thanks.

      I know that you know how much mindset and positive beliefs are so important for our achievements. I don’t know what I would do without knowing this.

      Thank you for your input.

  • Ravi ChaharTwitter: ravichahar27 says:

    Hey Ryan and Sylviane,

    It’s amazing to see Ryan here at your blog Sylviane.;)

    We all aware about Ryan who has achieved a lot from his career of freelancer, blogger and much more.

    I agree with the points mentioned above by Ryan in this post. People are sensitive and can’t bear any type of criticism but in my opinion this world is full of people who try to demoralize others. If we want to go further then self-confidence is the key.

    Freelancing is not an easy job. Writing for others is hard because freelancers need to focus a lot and keep in their mind to build trust with their clients.

    Thanks for this wonderful post.

    Hope you both are enjoying this weekend.:)

    ~Ravi
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    • Ryan BiddulphTwitter: RyanBiddulph says:

      Ravi, this is very true. Develop confidence in self by moving in the direction of your dreams. Know that criticism is merely feedback, or a suggestion, and if the person is not nice, or outright rude, it only has to do with their unhappiness, not your skills…..because tactful, happy, kind people will offer feedback in a pleasant manner. Thanks much for sharing Ravi 🙂
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    • Sylviane Nuccio says:

      Hi Ravi,

      You are right, some people are just trying to depress others just as much as they are themselves I guess, but that doesn’t affect me too much fortunately 🙂

      As Ryan said in his post, some negative statements just come form the low vibrations of those people, not us. For the most part we shouldn’t take this personally at all.

      Thanks for coming, Ravi.

  • EmebuTwitter: ngobless says:

    Freelance writing today is a lucrative business opportunity. As online medium has become a major source of information sharing, more and more businesses are going online. This has eventually increased the demand of content writers as any website developed for whatever purpose, must need some content in it. Also, to save costs and get focused to their primary business many people outsource content writing, bringing an opportunity for freelance writers.

    Various types of freelance writing are creative writing, eBook writing, sales and marketing writing, newsletter and editorial, magazine writing, SEO writing, web blog writing and many more which we will discuss in later chapters.

  • Carol Amato says:

    Hi Sylviane and Ryan! 🙂

    What a nice surprise to see a guest post from Ryan – love your articles, they are so inspirational! 🙂 Definitely keeping you in my thoughts and prayers, Sylviane. Okay, Digging in…

    First off, great topic of introspection, which is definitely needed. Love the personal example, Ryan – very fitting.

    Uncover, uproot and eradicate <— love it! 🙂

    Yep, if you have the communication level of an eighth grader, you’re good enough, at least according to Tiffany Lambert (formerly Dow), which seems about right to me.

    There is definitely a need for good content, that is well-researched and well-written, but the providers who do a great job are few. You’re exactly right, you have to be willing to put yourself out there and then those that need work will be willing to pay the price for high quality.

    There is definitely a lot of competition out there, but it’s not all equal, that’s for sure, and it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t enter into the arena, I agree with you!

    Yes, criticism, even though given in a hurtful way sometimes, can be the push that spurs us on to become better, not bitter or timid.

    While I’m not freelance, I am a writer and can definitely relate to the lack of confidence that besets a person at times. Inner confidence grows as more writing is done, and more writing is done as inner confidence grows.

    Loved your article, Ryan, and sharing right now. 🙂

    Take Care,
    – Carol 🙂
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  • Carol Amato says:

    P.S. When clicking on the Tweet button, your message (title) was over the limit so I decided to take the word These out, and it was perfectly down to 0 instead of -6. Just a heads up. 🙂
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    • Sylviane Nuccio says:

      Yes, you’re right, Carol, I’ve noticed that too, it’s because the title is a bit long. Sorry about that and thank you for coming and taking the extra effort.

  • Carol Amato says:

    Hi Sylviane and Ryan! 🙂

    What a nice surprise to see a guest post from Ryan – love your articles, they are so inspirational! 🙂 Definitely keeping you in my thoughts and prayers, Sylviane. Okay, Digging in…

    First off, great topic of introspection, which is definitely needed. Love the personal example, Ryan – very fitting.

    Uncover, uproot and eradicate <— love it! 🙂

    Yep, if you have the communication level of an eighth grader, you’re good enough, at least according to Tiffany Lambert (formerly Dow), which seems about right to me.

    There is definitely a need for good content, that is well-researched and well-written, but the providers who do a great job are few. You’re exactly right, you have to be willing to pay the price for high quality.

    There is definitely a lot of competition out there, but it’s not all equal, that’s for sure, and it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t enter into the arena, I agree with you!

    Yes, criticism, even though given in a hurtful way sometimes, can be the push that spurs us on to become better, not bitter or timid.

    While I’m not freelance, I am a writer and can definitely relate to the lack of confidence that besets a person at times. Inner confidence grows as more writing is done and more writing is done as inner confidence grows.

    Loved your article, Ryan, and sharing right now. 🙂

    Take Care,
    – Carol 🙂
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    • Ryan BiddulphTwitter: RyanBiddulph says:

      Wow Carol. I have nothing to add! Awesome take, and I agree with the confidence issue. We can do so much if we push ourselves through rough spots, and choose to believe in ourselves. Thanks so much for sharing 🙂
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    • Sylviane Nuccio says:

      Hi Carol,

      I’m finally doing my own round here, and wanted to thank you for your nice insight here.

      Yes, as writers, the more we write the more we grow in confidence and skills. Nothing like practice. Paid or free.

  • Lawrence Berry says:

    Hi,I think this is a good post and I agree that a writer without confidence, is a writer who is destined to fail. Henry Ford once said that “the man who thinks he can and the man who thinks he can’t are both right.” In anything that you want to accomplish you have to believe that you can accomplish it. Go out and fail tenaciously, and as you said, learn from the mistakes. Confidence is the biggest part of accomplishing anything in life, and with confidence, determination, persistence, and self-discipline you can accomplish anything. Good post! Regards,Lawrence

  • Sunday says:

    HI Sylviane and Ryan,
    Your are right. Limiting beliefs cripple and stifle creative and progressive instincts.

    Its all good for a freelancer to be positive at all times and by doing this, he can easily do away with all limiting feelings that can affect his ability to create and deliver valuable content.

    If a freelancer believes that there would be light at the end of every tunnel then it becomes readily easy to conquer whatever limiting beliefs that could spring up.

    Its good to embrace criticisms as they are part of growth in life and business. Criticisms could be limiting if we allow them to take control of our thoughts and sense of judgement!

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  • OktoTwitter: oktohakim says:

    Hi Ryan,

    Great to see sharing valuable post here. I think the biggest mental blocks will be the fear of competition. I am not so experiencing into freelancing though but may be we have to try it first because only by doing so we will learn things we need to improve in future.

    Thanks for the post. Wondering where you are right now :). Wish you enjoy your travel
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  • Nathan AmbroseTwitter: nathanambrose1 says:

    Great article, Ryan.

    It’s good to read things like this from time to time. It does take real patience, which can be frustrating. I tend to undercharge, which makes it even harder to stand out.

    I once acquired a client who took me on because he was passionate about spelling and grammar, as I am. So based on that experience, I\’m sure I\’ll get noticed by the right person one day.
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    • Sylviane Nuccio says:

      Hi Nathan,

      You are right own. As writers we all have something someone else doesn’t have, you’ll attract the right clients for YOU. No worries as long as you stay positive, it will come. And charge those error free articles too. Enough so that you can be OK with it 🙂

      Thanks for coming by.

  • Neamat TawadrousTwitter: nkeriakos says:

    Hi Sylviane and Ryan,

    Sylviane, you are in my prayers and I hope everything is all right with you now.

    Ryan, nice to meet you in Sylviane’s place.

    This is a great post!! I am not a freelancer but your post can be applied to any kind of business. It is a matter of mindset and self-belief. We need to believe in ourselves if you want to succeed in anything we choose to do. We need to believe that we truly have what it takes to be an entrepreneur so others can take us seriously. If this doesn’t come naturally then we should train ourselves to believe in our ultimate success.

    Your story is inspiring and a great example for what we can achieve in life. Sometimes we are our own critics which lead us to settle for less. Believing in ourselves and pushing ourselves outside our comfort zone will give us the confidence to move forward and value ourselves because if you can’t value yourself, you can’t provide value to others.

    Thanks Ryan for a great share. Have a great day.

    Be Blessed,

    Neamat
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    • Sylviane Nuccio says:

      Thank you Neamat for your prayers. My blogger friends are the best 🙂

      You’re right, Ryan’s post can applied to any entrepreneur, not just writers.

      Believing in ourselves is essential, because if we don’t believe in ourselves, who will?

      Thank you so much for coming.

  • Rohan Bhardwaj says:

    Hi Ryan,You are a fire in blogging world, you ignite others and give light to them. Freelance writing is often something, I too believed a competition gig.But, as you said, competition is least in this abundant universe. One needs to keep looking and promoting. The first thing to do is believe and the last thing not to do is quit.Consistent improvement from criticism, that\’s how a freelancer should develop their work. The only thing stopping us is our own mind blocks. Thanks for removing it.P.S. I found this post on Kingged.

    • Ryan BiddulphTwitter: RyanBiddulph says:

      Thanks Rohan I appreciate your unending support. I’m so happy to spark your fire 😉
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    • Sylviane Nuccio says:

      Hi Rohan,

      Yes, Ryan is like fire. A great quality of his, and I’m sure he’ll come to reply to the rest of the comments here and see this 🙂

      As I mentioned above, competition is a word that I personally learned to never use anymore. I’ve learned that from a coach and I really loved it. You attract what you focus on, so who wants to focus on competition, right? Every single thing on earth has competition so that’s irrelevant to me. See what I mean?

      Thanks for your great feedback.

  • EmmanuelTwitter: cudjoe1991 says:

    Hello Ryan from Paradise,
    It is a great thing seeing the Fiji man here. I did write a post about you recently but it was quite unfortunate that it didn’t get to you.

    Now back to this post of yours, I see criticism as the number one killer. I for instance went into my shell of freelancing and guest posting in general when one comment came through.

    My first freelance job offered me $25 but some way or the other, I thought I wasn’t good enough for the job. It was indeed a limiting belief and there is no doubt this obviously hinders success.
    Things have taken on new dimensions now and I care less going in for new options even when the waters have not being tested.
    Thanks for this boss!

    PS: I found this post of yours shared on kingged.com
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    • Sylviane Nuccio says:

      Hi Emmanuel,

      We all have had horrible people telling us nasty things, so don’t worry. My first guest post had a very mean comment saying that my post was full of errors, which I knew wasn’t true, but some people are just mean.

      When you feel that you’re not good enough, all you need to do is practice, and practice until you can build that confidence back again. I’m glad you’re feeling better now 🙂

  • Gangadhar says:

    Hello Ryan,

    This is great stuff you provided about limiting beliefs of freelancing career.

    Every freelance writer or blogger needs few basic things i.e self confidence, discipline and responsibility.

    These three things overcome on all limiting beliefs of freelancing career. Thanks for sharing such a valuable information with us.

    I found this post on kingged.com

    • Sylviane Nuccio says:

      Hi Gangadhar,

      Yes, this post was very uplifting and every freelancer should read this 🙂 Thanks for coming.

  • Andrew M. WarnerTwitter: CopyWarner says:

    Hey Ryan,

    Great post. This is a serious thing that people who freelance write go through … especially when it comes to a fee. Unfortunately, people are too caught up with trying to compete on price rather than rely on a solid USP. Their belief is, like you said, they’re not good enough to charge a higher price, so they charge $5 or less.

    Then on another hand, you have services like fiverr where people can get any type of article for $5. So the story that happened to you with that woman, many people go through that and clients opt to have their articles written by writers on fiverr. But usually the quality of what they’re getting isn’t good because to succeed in fiverr, you have to (1) have many gigs going at once and (2) make your gig appealing enough so people will click (e.g. get two 500 word articles for $5).

    Only problem is, the quality of those articles, 9 time out of 10, will be horrible. Better off to go with a regular freelance writer who can actually devote time to your article and make it great.

    The lowest any freelance writer should charge, I think, should be $30. They have to start somewhere and continuously build up their confidence – and $5 or for free won’t do it.

    Anyway, great post here on Sylviane’s site Ryan. And Sylviane, thanks for this wonderful guest post.

    Hope you both have a great upcoming weekend.

    – Andrew
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    • Sylviane Nuccio says:

      Hi Andrew,

      Yes, that’s a shame that some people write articles on Fiverr, but unfortunately some people are crazy enough to do it.

      Low paying writing is like a virus that’s trying to contaminate the whole freelance writing biz and that’s a shame. We must find a way to stop it 🙂 This may become one of my goals 🙂

      Thanks for your input.

  • Mi MubaTwitter: BAMoneyBlogger says:

    Hi Sylviane Nuccio
    In the beginning a freelancer faces lot of challenges but it is a bitter reality the way he starts his freelance career it has impounding impact on his subsequent deals.

    Initially if he compromises on lower rates he hardly gets higher subsequently.

    Secondly we need not to wrongly assume if we deal with a client it will be between him and us and no one will know about it. Everybody is connected with people around him. Our employer has also lot of online contacts just like us. So it can be known to all on what rates and terms we are working for him.

    So expecting secrecy will be maintained we must not accept an offer lower than our real worth.

    We should know that while working as freelancer we have to be proactive and not the reactive. So we must get a work where we don’t have to push ourselves to complete in on time. All the things the amount of work, its nature and its wages all should be – if not attractive – must be acceptable to us to get it done and be a real professional.

    Thanks a lot for shairng a wonderful post with three very important points which not all know and will surely help them a lot to avoid fully in their freelancing career.
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    • Sylviane Nuccio says:

      Hi Mi,

      What a very good point you made here. The price we charge a client is absolutely not confidential, as he can tell anyone under the sun he want to. We have no idea. So, that’s one more reason why we need to think about and charging something we won’t regret later on more than one level.

      Thanks for this very good point, indeed.

  • Ryan BiddulphTwitter: RyanBiddulph says:

    Hi Sylviane, and everybody 😉

    I’ve been trying to respond but for some reason, the forms aren’t showing properly.

    No worries though; I’m reading each comment and appreciate your support.

    Thanks again Sylviane. Have a great weekend!
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    • Sylviane Nuccio says:

      That’s so weird. Sorry about that, I don’t know what’s wrong. I know that I’ll need a new theme soon, though, since I don’t have any support for this one anymore. My apologies.

  • EmebuTwitter: ngobless says:

    Hello Sylviane, good to be back after 11 days blackout of my domain name. Talking about things that can destroy ones career, wrong information and ignorance are major players, therefore, i will admonish everyone career person to do all he/she can to know what is needed to be known in his/her career.

    • Sylviane Nuccio says:

      I Emebu,

      I’m so sorry to hear that. What happened to your domain/site?

      Yes, indeed, ignorance can be such a downer. But today with the internet we have but little excuses to be ignorant about anything.

      So glad you’re back and see you around soon.

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