COM0014 – Blog #6: Do People Know Your Story?

What is your greatest fear for your business?

When I began taking writing commissions, I truly worried. I knew that I had a decent-sized fanbase for the free writings I put online, but expanding into paid writing? That was a big step that had left me unsure. My readers enjoy what I post and have been lovely enough to leave reviews to tell me so in their personalized ways, but I worried that people don’t enjoy my writing enough to pay for it. That is a fear for my business that is still at the forefront of my mind each time I promote my commission business online. 

Thankfully, I have been slowly but steadily building up a stream of clients that have become my regulars over the past few years. There is always room for improvement like in any business and I fear that my commission business will remain stagnant. That I will ever only get a few commissions every few months and this side of my writing will never take off. I fear that my writing will not reach a wider audience if I can’t figure out how to expand my business and remain a small name in a niche market. 

One thought on “COM0014 – Blog #6: Do People Know Your Story?

  1. Hi Kimberly,
    It is always a bit scary out there on your own! As you say, people are enjoying your work and the paid work has been slow but steady. You may have already done this … you might want to do a timeline from when you started asking for payment and list the number of clients each week since then. That might ease your mind a bit knowing that it is building, even if you aren’t exactly where you want to be!
    But, as a contractor, I know that no matter how busy you are, you always wonder if this is the last contract ever! I know that feeling well!
    Wishing you all the best.
    Debra

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