How can one become a better freelancer?

Trying to find the right words start a blog post is more difficult than fulfilling personal goals in regards to word count. As a freelancer, I found myself in this dilemma. I’ve found ways to convey a message in less words than the intended word count. 

Speaking of freelancing, I’m sure there are tons of freelancers among the WordPress pages. I bet some of them operate through WordPress in addition to sites like Upwork and Fiverr. I, too, engage in opportunities away from WordPress. But it’s never too late to learn new, better methods.

Although I remain confident in my skill set as a writer and editor, the battle in freelancing is actually landing the job. 

So the question of the year: How can one become a better freelancer?

Sure, we all could Google search the wikiHow pages and half-decade old links that gives us part of what makes a good freelancer. But where’s the helpful info? Why does experience have to be the best teacher? 

What sticks the most out of all the tips out there is persistence. Some say, “strike will the iron is hot.” The most effective method I’ve witnessed is keeping submitting proposals and resumes until success.

It’s time I stop leaning on my own understanding. I want to open my eyes and ears to the opinions of others, and learn something different. 

So what do you all think? How can freelancers find their mojo that will eventually allow them to earn a living through a freelance career?