Facing Rejection as a Freelance Writer

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As a freelance writer, rejections suck. Writing is personal. It's our outlet, our creativity, our thoughts, and our hearts.

So, when someone says they don’t think your writing is a good fit, it kind of feels like you aren’t good enough, not just your writing.

It's hard, but if you want to "make it" as a freelance writer, you need to deal with rejection on a pretty frequent basis. Most of the time you won’t even get a response if you face rejection, other times its that a client didn’t see your vision and the article you wrote just isn’t doing it for them.

So, how do you turn a rejection into a freelance writing gig?

As a new freelance writer, your job is to hustle and find gigs. So, when one door closes, another opportunity is born from that.

You can always pitch your article to someone else. If it’s in your niche, you could post it on your blog. There are all kinds of ways the written material can be useful still, even if you face rejection.

In my experience, it's always good to give a client at least one revision. Sometimes you just don’t see things the same and with a little editing, it can be fixed.

However, if you have to keep on editing it might be better just to part ways. You lose money from the time you give with every edit, and sometimes a client just isn't going to be happy with your work, it happens.

This can be another reason why it's so important to have a blog as a freelance writer. Clients will get a feel for your writing style. You’ll also be on your way to making passive income so you can rely less on someone else's vision.

If you are interested in starting a blog of your own, I created a tutorial that will help you, How to Start a Blog. If you are asking yourself “Can you seriously make money blogging?” My main tip is to be self-hosted. This is essential if you want to monetize your blog. It also makes you look more professional to companies you will partner with. Blogging income won’t happen unless you are self-hosted. You can pick from these links: Bluehost,  or HostGator.

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