Making a Living as a Freelance Writer

AFreelance Writings 172,800 blogs are created daily on average, many owners will hire freelance writers to provide content. Sites such as Textbroker.com and WriterAccess.com hire those freelance professionals to create that content. Depending on your typing skills, knowledge of the site’s topic and grammar capabilities, you could easily make a living by offering your services. I know this as I am one of those professionals.

Your Professionalism Matters
The way in which you present yourself will greatly impact how a client views you. In sites such as Textbroker, your public profile is up for these individuals to view. Without keeping your information and sample articles current, you could miss out on having a regular client willing to hand you hundreds of dollars per day just for writing content for his or her websites.

It’s Not an Overnight Success Story
Some have the misconception that working from home as a freelance writer guarantees instant success. The truth is, it takes a great deal of time to build your reputation as a professional that can get the job done. There is more involved than simply being a good writer. The more jobs you accept and the more clients that are pleased with your work, the more attractive you become to others.

Keeping Yourself Motivated
Motivation is a common theme for any work-at-home freelance writer. There are many things that can become a diversion that could eat into your productivity. It will take a great deal of will power for some people to remain focused on what needs to be done. Every second you are not producing content for a client is a second that is unpaid. Most freelance writers don’t benefit from an hourly wage and even going to the bathroom can eat into your productivity.

Set Goals for Yourself
I can’t stress enough how setting daily goals can be beneficial to the freelance writer. Personally, I have mapped out how much money I need per week in order to pay certain bills that are due. Since I use Textbroker as my primary method of work, I get paid every Friday. This list of bills is then broken down by how much money I need to make per day in order to maintain my household. For myself, it varies between $20 and $45 per day depending on the week. This means that I need to complete enough jobs to make enough money to cover my basic bills. Everything afterwards is “fun” money. Coincidentally, this is only a matter of completing 4 orders per day – which can take less than 4 hours to do depending on my clients.

My advice to young writers would be to keep their day jobs until they can bring in enough money per day to compensate for the full-time employment. It took me a little more than a year in order to quit my full-time job and focus on freelance writing. Don’t get discouraged by the lack of work as it will come to you in time if you keep a serious mind about being a freelance professional.

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Michael

Michael has been a freelance writer since January of 2012. He has completed more than 5,000 jobs for a variety of clients ranging from animals to travel.

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