2024 Goals to Take Your Freelance Career to the Next Level

This is the time of year when everyone feels the pressure to set big goals for the coming year. It’s a time to take stock, plan for the future, and figure out how to “get it right” in 2024. Even with the best intentions, most people will not keep the goals they set at the beginning of the year.

But if you really want to succeed as a freelancer setting goals should be something that’s second nature to you. The only way to stay competitive and make a living as a freelancer is to constantly reevaluate your goals and refine the strategies that you’re using to meet those goals.

The actual writing is the thing that you will spend the least amount of time doing as a successful freelancer. The bulk of your time will be spent planning and investing in your career.

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If you feel like you’ve been spinning your wheels as a freelancer this year, you’re not alone. AI has hit creative professions hard. Even though the pendulum is swinging back and clients are realizing that they can’t replace skilled writers with AI, a lot of freelancers struggled this year.

But 2024 is a new year and a chance to make changes and level up your freelance game. Use these freelance writing goals for 2024 to inspire your creative professional goals in 2024 and help you take your creative professional career to the next level:

Incorporate

When you first start freelancing, it’s not necessary to incorporate. You can operate as a freelancer using your Social Security number and just pay taxes on your income. But once you get to the point where you’re making half or more of your income from freelancing, it’s time to incorporate.

I’ll do a more in-depth post on incorporating later. But if you’re making significant money as a freelancer and you know that freelancing is something that you want to do long-term, then incorporating should be one of your goals in 2024.

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