Jim, thank you for your wise words based in experience. Currently, I am doing some work on Upwork--I look at this as more of a stepping stone for learning SEO, content writing demand. Eventually, my goal is as yours--have clients come directly to me. And, your point that marketing to other writers doesn't make sense is a good one. I'm curious how you determine your rates? Maybe we can have a private conversation about that sometime.

Your 1% Medium writers make $1000 is also well-received. Thank you for pointing this out. I think it's natural for humans to admire successful people and also crave that success for ourselves, but it's important to remember how small of a slice is making a living on this platform.

I'll continue networking and learning from more experienced writers, such as yourself.

Thank you!

Living to write. Writing to connect. Fascinated by details, emotion, and meaning. 13X Top Writer. Founder: Age of Empathy. Open to gigs: aimee@gramblin.com