Perhaps you just had a baby and are sick at the thought of going back to work or perhaps you need a way to supplement your income to take the family on a dream vacation; working as a writer may be a way for you to bring in the money you need without having to look for work outside of the home. However, freelance writing isn’t for everyone, and it is important to ask yourself a few questions before you get out there to bring in the clients:
Question #1: Do you enjoy writing? You really need to enjoy writing in order to stay motivated in this industry. If writing feels like drudgery, keep looking for a different way to make money. Try eBay?
Question #2: Are you disciplined? At times, working as a writer will mean saying no to movie night so you can finish up a project, or staying up late to pound on you keyboard while everyone else is cozy in their beds. It isn’t always fun or glamorous, but if you are serious about being a freelance writer, you must have the discipline and dedication necessary to stay committed to meeting deadlines.
Question #3: Do you have solid writing skills? You do not have to be an award-winning writer to succeed as a freelancer, but it is important to have a firm grasp on the English language, including grammar, punctuation and knowing how to create interesting and readable content.
If you answered yes to the above questions, then you are a great candidate for a freelance writer. Get started building a profitable business working as a writer. The first step is educating yourself. Get Working Writer, Happy Writer: How to Build a Thriving Writing Business from NOTHING.