Some advantages of freelance writing jobs

Freelance writing isn’t for everyone, but for those who enjoy it, it can be a great career. If you’re looking to get into writing as a job, there are some awesome advantages you should know about. Keep reading to find out about the pros of this kind of work. Not everyone can do it, and even those who are good at writing might not want to. If your personality is suited to making your own schedules and less job security, then you might thrive as a freelance writer. Start out by taking one job at a time and work your way from there. Once you have a bit more experience, you can take on bigger projects or ones that turn into full time gigs.

Pros of Being a Freelance Writer

Some people don’t know much about what it means to be a freelance writer. Here are some advantages you might have questions about or might not even realize are advantages.

  • You get to work from home, or during travels
  • You can set your own schedule and work as much or little as you want
  • Take only the jobs that pay enough and set your own standards
  • Write only about what you want to write about
  • Discuss ongoing jobs with past clients
  • You can take on a variety of projects to keep things interesting
  • You’ll make more money per hour than most other jobs
  • You can write while eating or play loud music – you have control of your own environment while writing
  • It doesn’t take too long to build up good reviews and get experience
  • You can wear your pajamas and take breaks whenever you want

Does that sound like the life for you? It does come with unexpected downsides like every job. Just because you make your own schedule does not mean you’ll be slacking off every day (unless you don’t care that you won’t make any money). It can take a lot of hard work, self-motivation and focus to have a great career in freelance writing. Some of your family and friends will think that because you’re home all day you can go do things with them instead of work. This is a real job, and needs to be treated like one, with non-negotiable hours (you just get to set those hours yourself). The benefits outweigh the hard things, in my opinion, but you’ll never know until you try it.