by Susan Paige
If there is one vocation where the phrase, “learning curve,” strictly applies, it’s the freelance writer. The coronavirus pandemic changed the logistics of the workplace. It also changed how people make money, perhaps irrevocably. Over 50% of Americans work from home. Bills didn’t stop because a pandemic began. Over 33.5 million Americans applied for unemployment since March. The average personal debt is $90,500. The point is that the freelance writer market will be in demand for some time to come. However, the freelance writer must accept several realities to fully enjoy work-from-anywhere privileges.
Don’t Take Work For Granted
If you want to be a freelance writer, you should always look for new assignments. It takes time to find clients who reliably offer assignments. Try to have 3 to 4 clients every month. Understand submission guidelines for work before delivering.
It Takes Time to Make Money
The average, novice freelance writer makes $11,000 annually. You may start out making less. It takes time to perfect required skills. Stay determined. Focus on one gig at a time. Don’t accept more gigs than you can handle at once.
Remember the “Office,” in Home Office
As a freelance writer you can work from home or anywhere in the world. This is only possible if you manage your time well and know how to dedicate areas in your home for work. Maintain reliable and fast internet connectivity to complete assignments.
Always Update Skills
A professional freelance writer always improves or updates skills because the next gig may require new skills. Many colleges offer free online courses for adults. Consider taking a few.
Write sample articles and assignments to keep skills fresh. Unquestionable skills and dedication sets you apart from competitor writers.
As a freelance writer, you have the privilege of working from home or anywhere in the world. Freelance writing can provide vital supplemental income in a financially insecure, debt-ridden time.
Never take any work you find for granted.
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