Newhart (that’s him on the chair to my left, near Navy Pier in Chicago) portrayed Dr. Robert Hartley, a Chicago psychologist.
The comedy centered around his office partners and three main patients he tried to help.
For the past two years, I’ve felt a little like Newhart’s character. I’ve been helping aspiring freelance writers with the challenges of getting their writing businesses off the ground. I love what I do.
I guess I’m a pretty good listener, because people tell me everything. Kind of like the shrink’s couch.
Once I filter through all the junk, there are two problems almost everyone has to some extent:
1. We don’t do enough money-making activities.
2. We’re not confident that we’re good enough to make really good money.
I’m including myself here, too.
So how do you fix that? Just crank up the activity and boost your confidence, right?
Easier said than done.
Three easy solutions to bigger writing income
1. Personal training. I’m not talking about fitness personal training, but one-on-one, straightforward, strategic-thinking, business-building training.
Whether you do it with me in the Copywriter Café or someone else, find someone to help you get where you want to go and push you to do more activity.
2. Personal conferences. I’d call these “sessions” but that sounds too much like therapy on Newhart’s couch.
It’s a rare person who doesn’t need an accountability partner. A once a month check-in with someone who’s on the same path or further ahead is good for your health, your finances, your relationships, and your business. A solid friend can suffice here.
3. Connecting with other sharp, like-minded people. That’s the beauty of free groups like the Facebook Copywriter Cafe group (connect with me on Facebook and I’ll add you), or small groups like the Ultimate Writing Retreat™.
It’s amazing how we do things better when we’re well-connected.
Do you agree? What other reasons do you think you don’t have more money? What other solutions have you found to increasing your income?
I’d love to hear from you. Leave me a note below and I’ll be sure to reply.