The 3 Primary Benefits of Being a Freelance Writer

So many people today are looking into making a career switch and becoming a freelance writer. The ability to write from home and earn a great living has never been greater for freelance writers, and this is due in large part to the constant need for fresh content that the internet has created. If you are thinking about becoming a freelance writer, you likely want to spend some time getting to know more about what is involved in the job. Here are some of the top benefits that you can expect to enjoy if you do decide to become a freelance writer:

1) A Flexible Schedule. One of the things that most people really hate about their current jobs is that they don’t offer flexibility. If you have a family with or without kids, or even parents that need some extra help, you know just how important having the ability to control your work schedule can be. When you are a freelance writer,  you have the ability to get up and start working before the sun comes up, as well as to burn the midnight oil if you want to. You have the ability to work a split shift, work when the kids are napping or playing, or even take a full day or two off whenever you need to. The only thing you really need to do is make sure that you complete your assignments on time, but how and when exactly you get those assignments done is up to you. Plus, you have control to not schedule work during days or weeks when you know  you will be unavailable, too.

2) Control Over Your Income. Many people love to complain about not having enough money to do various things, and sometimes even to pay the bills. The problem with many jobs is that your income is set, and so you don’t have the ability to work a little more to earn extra money when you know your expenses will be heavier. Just think how great it would be to take on a few extra assignments in October and November so your family could have a really nice Christmas holiday? Or consider how great it would be to work a little more during the spring  months so you can afford to go on a really amazing summer vacation? As a freelance writer, you absolutely have the ability to control your income by taking on more or fewer assignments as necessary.

3) You Get To Pick Your Clients. One of the worst things about working in many jobs is that you can’t pick your boss or manager, and you can’t pick your co-workers either. When you are a freelance writer, you can absolutely pick and choose who you work with. If you do end up working for a client you really cannot stand or who is simply too demanding, you can absolutely just finish out that assignment, and then opt not to work with them again. There are so many different assignments to work on and clients to work with that you never have to feel like you are forced to work with someone you don’t enjoy working with.

As you can see, there are truly some amazing benefits to consider as you weigh whether or not to pursue freelance writing as your new career choice.


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