I started freelance writing five years ago and the biggest mistakes I made was using freelance platforms like Upwork (at the time it was Odesk and Guru). I found I was competing with writers that would do the work for cheaper.

Once I created my OWN platform — writer website — then clients saw my true value and I was able to make more money doing this. It’s been five years and I still continue to pick and choose my clients and projects!

Elna Cain is a freelance writer for hire, consultant, & a mom to twins. She mentors new writers on her award-winning freelance writing blog https://elnacain.com

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