Being a freelance writer is tough. In reality, it’s harder than holding down a traditional 9-to-5 job. However, those who love freelance writing seem to make it work. But it’s often not a glorious career.
In many ways, freelance writing is far more difficult than maintaining a traditional 8-hour-a-day job. For one thing, you’re really not accountable to no one but yourself. Which means it’s far more important to keep motivated when sitting at your desk all day.
It’s not always sunshine and rainbows when you’re a freelance writer. Sometimes life throws you repeated curve balls, and you need to adapt. Having some kind of scheduling for your time helps you cope with a variety of these issues from home. Well, as long as you can stick to it.
It’s true that almost anyone can start as a freelance writer today. However, not everyone is cut out to create content for other people over the long-term. If you currently have a job and are debating jumping into freelancing of any kind, wait. Don’t quit your job yet.
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