Question:

Is being a freelance writer worth it?

15 October, 2021 Diego Pecora 6

Answers (6):

  • AUTHOR: ALEXANDER MICHAUD
    18 October, 2021

    Yes, but as with any freelance work the success rate is low. Freelance writers have a tentative advantage because so many people want to write now, but there are fewer positions available. Many people think being a freelance writer would be easy and it has many benefits like the ability to work from home and spend more time with family and friends and seeing less of an income gap between those who start out at higher earnings rates than those who earn lower initial wages - but that doesn't mean it will be easy or worth your while. Freelance writing takes time to build up an audience (i.e., subscribers) on sites such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn (etc.

  • AUTHOR: MATTHEW MOTSINGER
    18 October, 2021

    "Yes!". Being a freelance writer is worth it, but it will require dedication and some patience for the first two years. Stay strong, work hard on getting your expenses down, keep writing quality content, be patient with search engine optimization (SEO), and you'll soon reach that point where everything falls into place. Congratulations on your decision to become a freelance writer! You're wise to know that the risks are low if you commit yourself fully. There's nothing better than being at home with just one task--writing!--and having time to devote to activities of daily living like housekeeping or shopping or soaking up more sun in these last summer months before season changes.

  • AUTHOR: WILLIAM LANZ
    18 October, 2021

    In my opinion, it's worth is not always cost-effective. Freelance writers have one of the most difficult careers in America these days because you never know when a client might go out of business or when a client might want to renegotiate a contract with a lower rate. That being said, there are many people who enjoy freelance writing and I highly encourage them to try it out if they have an idea for their next project. Whether you're making 200$ per article or 2000$, being able to choose your own writing niche can be extremely liberating and satisfying (and lucrative!) on its own.

  • AUTHOR: JEANICE RAMAGE
    18 October, 2021

    This question doesn't have a simple answer. If you're looking for some insights into what people think of as the pros and cons of freelance writing, we suggest reading this article on freelance writing by Forbes which makes some interesting points. There are really no general trends we can point to with certainty and say "yes" or "no". The upside is that you can work whenever and wherever, but there's also added pressure because even though you're usually self-employed, most publishers don't hold back from pressuring freelancers they trust into intensive deadlines - which means they expect better work from both ends.

  • AUTHOR: JASON LATSON
    18 October, 2021

    There are plenty of reasons that being a freelance writer is worth it. Here's just a few. - Freelance Writers can work on your own schedule so long as the work hours aren't illegal to do so in your area. - You get to set your own rates for both clients and the time you put into their work. - There are no strict guidelines about what you need to do or require from each client, allowing for more options and variety with who you would like to work with and pick up new skills from.

  • AUTHOR: HENRY WIERS
    18 October, 2021

    If you're going into being a freelance writer as a side hustle, the answer is likely no. However, if this is your primary work and plan on building a sustainable business out of it, then you'll need to make sure there's enough demand for what you write. In many cases it's foolish to weigh the pros and cons of any decision before really looking at how those options can provide long-term benefits. For instance, stability may be worth the trade-off for lower income - however that isn't always true in all instances.