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Freelance Writing Review (katmusselwhite)

By Edited Jul 8, 2014 1 2

Freelance Pen

Pros

Working from home. Not having to worry about your clothes, or if you are having a bad hair day. Being able to meet up with friends and family when you want, not when you can Working to your own schedule, at your own pace. Being driven by passion, rather than a hefty boss at your elbow.

Cons

Because you work from home, at random hours, the job can be very isolating. Trends and markets mean that work loads come in "peaks and troughs", it may sound cliche to say that sometimes you just don't have the time for everything that is thrown at you, and then the next minute, you're stuck without anything to do, and the money temporarily dries up. At first, whilst you build up a presence and reputation, the money can be rubbish. It takes a lot of hard work to build that presence and reputation.

Full Review

So many people dream of working the hours that they choose from the comfort of their own home. And, it's quite understandable, because, let's face it, our lives have become more and more hectic, with the responsibility life throws at us, and being able to be flexible in a way that a 9-5 office job wouldn't allow, is very appealing. Writing certainly isn't for everyone. You have to be: Highly organised Passionate about what you do You need to believe in what you write You need to accept that whilst you are more flexible during the day, it could easily mean a sacrifice somewhere else. Hours of work will be erratic, and you have to accept that You have to be willing to work hard, and put a great deal into it.

In Closing

All in all, if you are passionate about writing; get excited about the pros, and don't worry about the cons, then it is pretty fair to say that you have what it takes to become a freelance writer!!
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Comments

Aug 28, 2010 8:16am
EllenAlanna
Hi,

Good read and good advice. Really enjoyed it a lot and learnt from reading it as one starting out in Freelance Writing.

Thanks!
Sep 12, 2010 5:05am
katmusselwhite
Hi Ellen,

Thanks for your comments, and I'm glad you found the article helpful.

Good luck with your Freelance Writing...it can be hard at times, but it is most definitely worth it if you enjoy it :)

Kat
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