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When you first start out in the world of freelance writing or blogging, you can feel immensely proud of yourself. And so you should. It’s a huge accomplishment to be able to start your own business and actually make money from it. Yet, when you start, you don’t always know how you’re going to grow. Sometimes, you’re just happy to be making a little money from what you do. And so, when you know that you want to take your writing to the next level, it’s important for you to know when the best time to grow is. Luckily for us all, there are signs. So let’s take a look at how you might be able to do this when you’re ready.

Tracking Your Earnings

The very first thing that you need to be able to do here, is monitor your earnings. Because if you’re starting to grow, and you can see that you’re income is growing, then it’s much easier for you to understand when you’re ready to take the next step and grow in a new way.

Needing Professional Space

Sometimes, you know that you need to grow when you’re running out of room. At first, as a writer or blogger, it’s natural to want to work from home. Because you can. But what happens when you want to meet clients or make room for other people? You may need to find a space to rent and hire two men and a truck to help you move. Then, you’ll have grown into the professional capacity you need.

Launching New Products

From here, you may also find that you’re ready to take on something new with your earnings. And this can be fun to do, even if it can seem scary or intimidating at first. This is because it really does how the power to transform your business. Maybe you want to look at some products that you can sell from your website, as well as your writing or blogging services? Maybe you want to branch out with a whole new line? Either way, it’s fun to grow in this way.

Bringing In Staff

Sometimes, you may find that you need to be able to get a little help. If you’re struggling to do all of the work yourself, then you might want to hire someone. This is a very exciting form of growth, and your workload will let you know when you’re ready.

Taking A New Direction

Finally, it may be that you want to be able to take things in an entirely new direction for yourself as well. And this can be a lot of fun. Maybe you want to brand out and offer another kind of service? Maybe you want to target a new market? Really think about what your business goals are, and how you can achieve them by shaking things up. It’s not always easy for you, but you’re going to find that it helps you to take your business to the next level when you do.

Aggie Aviso

Aggie Aviso describes herself as her family’s storyteller and memory keeper. A mom to two kids ages 14 and 8, she is certainly past the age of sleepless nights and adorable pigtails. However, motherhood stays exciting, more meaningful and yes, more challenging. She takes it all in stride, knowing fully well that moments pass by in a blink of an eye. As Gretchen Rubin famously said, “The days are long, but the years are short.” She has discovered how wonderful it is to have those fleeting moments in time documented in their family books and has made it her personal mission and passion to be able to tell their stories for her future grandkids. You can read more about her here.. Subscribe to blog updates and the occasional letter here.