Question:

Can you really make money as a freelance writer?

15 October, 2021 Michele Paris 6

Answers (6):

  • AUTHOR: RALEIGH LANZ
    21 October, 2021

    Yes, you can make money with freelance work if you are willing to put in the time and energy. There are many methods for making money with freelance writing, but most writers work with blogs or online publications by agreeing to write articles on a monthly basis at set prices. Usually, you need an existing portfolio of published articles before contacting editors for work. You also need to be knowledgeable about the topic that is essential to land this type of job; not all publications hire those who do not have prior related experience or skills such as English fluency and computer literacy (though these skillsets may develop over time).

  • AUTHOR: KEVIN SCHILDGEN
    21 October, 2021

    Yes, but it is really tough. There are horror stories abound of young writers who make the mistake of thinking they can avoid all responsibility to prepare themselves for their future. But that is not my question or answer here. I want to address just one final issue that often goes unmentioned in most discussions about writing as a profession, where I'll also provide some perspective on why this has been important for me personally. It's the topic of unemployment, specifically about how it might affect freelance writers creatively and financially.

  • AUTHOR: EUGENE KUCERA
    21 October, 2021

    Aspiring writers should be wary of taking on small jobs for little pay (especially in the early stages) but also mindful that building a career, like anything else in life, is often a game of inches. It's important to write specific queries focused on depth instead of writing general resumés for mass consumption. My advice would be to sharpen your skills by honing in one or two niches before branching out into other genres. Keep querying with dogged persistence and at some point you'll find your way to an editor willing to offer you more consistent work over time -- thus making the freelance writing lifestyle something less dependent on luck.

  • AUTHOR: ARDEN RAMAGE
    21 October, 2021

    Yes. The Internet reaches far and wide, which makes it easier than ever to find clients that need writers. Working as a freelance writer full-time, I spend my days writing blog posts, creating social media copy for Twitter profiles and Facebook pages, designing newsletters, crafting eBooks like this one you're reading now (bonus points if you're reading it!), submitting guest post requests to other websites and blogs - in short: there's always work for me to do! If money is tight or uncertain in your household or financial situation right now - whether because of the level of debt you've accumulated over your lifetime (credit card issuers love us!

  • AUTHOR: GEORGIANNA HOWE
    21 October, 2021

    Yes you can make money as a freelance writer. You can't get rich, but it'll depend on how good your writing is and the time that you're putting into it. If you're serious about wanting to make an income from your writing I recommend starting at 10;000 words per month minimum to 11; 500 words per day minimum and work up so that 12 hours or more of each day are devoted to this full-time endeavor. Consider yourself a business person first and foremost, because without dedication and discipline there's no getting paid as a full-time freelancer.

  • AUTHOR: LLOYD WRONA
    21 October, 2021

    Yes. Unlike most jobs, freelance writing is something that most people can do without any experience whatsoever, with classes to learn how to write effectively. There are plenty of chances for paying gigs, and here's some advice on getting started. Plus freelancing came fourth on Forbes list of the top ten recession-proof careers for 2011! If you're looking for a career that involves flexible hours, varied interests and abilities or creative determination - try freelance writing first!