Episode 51: How can I retain enthusiasm in my editing business over the long term?

By Malini Devadas

May 18, 2021

How can I retain enthusiasm in my editing business over the long term?

Featured editor: Olivia Wroth, SuperScript Writing and Editing and Accessibility Matters

Over the years, your editing business might change in structure, while you try out different projects or outsourcing, and there might be ups and downs in your ongoing client load. You’ll start to work out what parts of the business are most enjoyable to you. And one of the advantages of having our own businesses is that we can start to create an editing business that works for us, plays to our strengths and involves less of the things we dislike.

This week I met Olivia, who’s taken on an agency model in the past couple of years of her 25-year business, outsourcing her editing work, resulting in most of her workload being admin for the business. The shine has definitely faded from that mode of working, and she’s looking for ways to transition into a business that will see her enjoy her work through to retirement.

It’s a great time for Olivia to reflect on the overall picture of her business now, compared to where she wants it to be. It’s never too late to try new things. And while she’s scaling down her active editing work, Olivia can be researching and training in other activities she’d rather enjoy – podcasting and presenting to share her expertise with the world.

You don’t have to keep doing things that no longer serve you. Tune in to this episode for advice on checking in with what you want from your editing business, to ensure you can keep energised and enjoy the work you’re doing well into the future.

If you want to get clear on your money, marketing and mindset, check out ‘Boost Your Editing Income’, my e-course and group coaching program.

Malini Devadas

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