Freelance writing is more than a hobby

To kick off this blog, I would like to shed some light on misconceptions about what I do for a living. Freelance Writing is a career that many people don’t understand. Individuals who are looking into a freelance writing career might have some of these ideas, and it will really help them (you if you are one of them) to understand the truth that follows.

Myth: Freelance writing is only a hobby.

Truth: While freelance writing can be a hobby for some people, it is much more than that. It is possible to have a full-time career (as I do) as a freelance writer. It is a lucrative business that should be respected as

such. A freelance writer like me would be considered a self-employed individual. I have to handle accounting and marketing as well as writing. I am running a business!

If writing is just a hobby for you, that’s perfectly fine. Writing can be a great outlet, and if you do writing on the side for money, that’s even better. Freelance writing can create a decent living if you do it right, and you don’t have to work for pennies, either.

If you are hoping that you can quit your day job and be successful at writing, there is a way. Not everyone is meant for the freelance life, however. I hope that my posts help you make the right decision about it. There are some who have made hundreds of thousands of dollars freelance writing, and many more who earn enough to quit their day job. Others fail for a plethora of reasons.

You can be assured today of one thing: freelance writing is a profitable career for the right person. If you are a self-disciplined and creative entrepreneur, it is very possible that you can make it in the freelance business. Freelance writing can be more than a hobby if you want it to be.

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  1. Nicely done, though it would have been nice if you had added something about what kind of freelance writing is out there and where to look for opportunities. Not everyone can do all types of freelance writing, such as technical or business, which seem to be the biggest “needs” being advertised at the moment. Perhaps another blog entry for another time?

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