Many writers will tell you to stay clear of freelance writing sites.
- Low paid jobs
- Clients who don’t value your time
- You could earn more elsewhere
Guess what? You get that on many job boards.
I’ve seen very low paid jobs on well-known sites, so dont let that put you off.
Want to know something different about freelance sites?
- There’s well paid jobs out there
- Clients who value your experience and time
- An opportunity to build your knowledge in a niche and learn new skill
One thing that I’m sure puts many off working from home is the thought of not making a consistent income from freelance writing. I used to be one of those people!
Two years ago, I was unemployed, my confidence was at all time low, and I was struggling with depression and anxiety. I had two choices; I had the opportunity to undertake work experience in a local retail store (which was unpaid) or I could follow my ambitions and take a leap of faith into becoming a freelance writer.
Luckily, I chose the latter!
Freelance writing can be a tough gig. Heck, any freelance business has its ups and downs.
When I started out writing, I was so happy to get my first couple of freelance writing jobs, I didn’t care that I was only being paid $10 to write 500 words. Ouch! Not a highlight in my freelance career.
When you’re starting out or going through a quiet period in your business, it’s tempting to take on any work you can get. But, you should not be charging peanuts for your work – you’re worth way more than that!
There may be a few reasons why you’re struggling to find freelance writing jobs. You might be familiar with a few of these scenarios – don’t worry, there a few easy ways to fix them!