It’s so interesting to look back at my early years of freelancing. Every new writing assignment and every new client felt like I’d stumbled upon a miracle, a great cosmic accident that, for some reason, wanted to pay me for writing.
What I didn’t realize then, and what most new writers don’t realize today, is that it’s not a miracle. It’s less like finding a four leaf clover, and more like plugging into a Great Machine that has a constant need for what you do.
Building a successfully business, enough to replace your full-time income and then some, is just a matter of expanding your capacity for what you’ve plugged into. Not constantly finding new four leave clovers (which would be very stressful and perhaps statistically unlikely).
On the back end, creating a six figure business might seem like I have access to some kind of miracle machine.
But in reality, if you can find one client you love and people you like to work with, the odds are high you can find another. Then five. Then ten. Then a business worth. Then an empire, if you want to go that way. Your ability to write that well is the only miracle involved.