There are many reasons to become a freelance writer. I’ve been freelance writing and making a consistent income for over the last 3 years and I’m lucky to say that I love my job. If you’ve been contemplating the freelance life and writing is a passion of yours, here are 7 badass reasons to become a freelance writer.
One of the most effective ways to land a freelance blogger or writing job is to pitch. Pitching is an essential part of being a freelance writer and while it might seem like an overwhelming process, it’s actually pretty straightforward once you know how.
In this post, I want to show you an example of a simple pitch I created that landed me over $500 of work.
Related: a 3 step magical formula for creating a freelance writing pitch.
A pitch doesn’t need to be a Nobel prize winning piece. In fact, some of the most concise pitches have landed me high paying clients.
Searching for online writing jobs is often the thing that most freelance writers struggle with.
I’ve been there.
Content mills like Textbroker, Writers Bay etc sound like the perfect way to start earning money – once you’re signed up you don’t need to keep pitching, there’s the opportunity of constant gigs and you’re getting paid to work from home.
So, whats the problem? Crappy pay, being undervalued and no opportunity for progression.
Trust me, content mills are not the way to start a freelance writing career. I remember signing up to a content mill when I first started and getting a shitty $5 for a 250 word product description. Not good.
If you’re currently relying on content mills for an income, don’t worry! I’m here to let you know there’s an alternative route.