Tendency to Procrastinate
the course of their independent careers, self-employed
writers often face the tendency to procrastinate or
put off work for a later date or time mainly due to
the absence of a boss or authority figure keeping an
eye on them and watching their every move.
bosses, writers slowly fall prey to the dangerous habit
of procrastination that poses a serious threat to their
hopes & dreams of building & running a successful
tendency to procrastinate sets in, writers mar their
credibility and professionalism by missing delivery
dates & deadlines.
Maintaining a Steady Flow of Work Orders –
writing brings with it a high degree of uncertainty. Self-employed
writers don’t always know from where their next paycheck will
for well established, experienced writers who
have marketed and promoted themselves well & get assured
orders from repeat clients,
upcoming and relatively new writers find it difficult to maintain
a regular flow of work. Such uncertainties make writers anxious
& unsure about long term goals.
Lack of Motivation / Writer’s Block
writers find it difficult to keep themselves motivated as
they try to establish their writing careers. Paying jobs may
be slow in coming and during such weak points in their career,
writers have to self-rely to stay motivated, positive &
goal oriented. Add to this, the condition of writer's
block that comes in the way of their productivity. Things
start getting out of hand when the tendency to procrastinate
sets in leading to unnecessary delays, low self-confidence
and dissatisfied clients.
Inability to Maintain Healthy
Work - Life Balance - The desire to operate
a successful writing business from home has its benefits,
but it can also pose some serious problems if not handled
correctly. Work-from-home writers usually complain about numerous
distractions they face at home that make it difficult to concentrate
on the task at hand and get things done on time. Add to this
their inability to demarcate their work life from their personal
/ home life. In the absence of structure and discipline, a
writer's work and personal life, both may suffer.
Difficulty in Setting Rates for Writing - A large
number of writers find it difficult to come up with a realistic
& competitive rate card for their writing services. Even
after spending a good number of years in the writing business,
writers are unable to confidently quote prices to a prospective
new client. Add to this unclear work terms and clauses of
Since each writing
project is different and may require a separate body of work,
one size doesn’t fit all, so to speak. Unsure of their requirements,
writers, lose out on bagging real projects due to their inability
to make a good sales pitch.
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