Apr 10 2015

List of Ultimately Persuasive Reasons To Become A Freelance Writer

With the expansive growth of all online business and e-commerce, freelance writers have a top notch opportunity to use their skills as a source of income. If you are still hesitating whether to launch your freelance writing path or not, the following reasons will convince you to take action and sign up as a writer as soon as possible.

  • woman-typing-on-computer-with-a-smileIf you love writing, this job will be like a hobby that makes money.

  • Since the income will be continuous, you’ll have access to money whenever you need it. That’s awesome!

  • Writer is a profession one can be proud of.

  • The Internet will support your research with all needed resources. You can find enough material for any topic you’re working on.

  • You won’t have to spend all your savings and quit your job to follow your dreams and travel around the world. Just take your laptop and work as you travel.

  • If writing is your hobby, it can develop into a prosperous freelancing career.

  • The rights for your articles will be a continuous source of income.

  • There will always be one or more clients interested in your style of writing.

  • You won’t have to commute to and from work. That’s some valuable time saving right there!

  • Intelligent computer systems don’t have the potential of replacing real creative writers.

  • You’ll get tons of information on a regular basis. As a result, you’ll be getting a little bit smarter every day.

  • You can become a freelance writer today! There is no need for preparations, job applications, and unpleasant interviews.

  • You can never be too old or too young to enter this market.

  • If you find a particular client impossible to collaborate with, you can simply start working for another one.

  • If you want to publish short stories or novels, the potential editors will show interest in your previous work. Freelance writing gives you a chance to build a decent portfolio.

  • Your mind is constantly getting new ideas? That can be a torture when you have a boring office job, but it’s an advantage for a career in freelance writing!

  • A part-time work for a great client can be turned into full-time employment if you come to an agreement.

  • You want to become a journalist? Freelance writing will enable you to obtain the needed experience and skills.

  • You won’t be burdened by other people’s expectations and unfair team work.

  • Through daily writing practice, you’ll discover your unique writer’s voice.

  • You’ll boost your grasp of proofreading, editing and formatting.

  • Your work as a freelance writer will never interfere with your goals of personal growth.

  • As a freelance writer, you can always find a way to express your opinions and feelings without being afraid how other people would accept them.

  • This career gives you an opportunity to become an influential expert in the area you devote yourself to.

  • You can achieve a balance between your work and personal life.

  • You CAN generate a decent, regular income through freelance writing.

  • You can support yourself through freelance writing while exploring another profession that doesn’t pay at the time.

  • You don’t have to beg your boss for a vacation; you can take it any time.

  • Real” jobs are usually associated to moving to other cities and making long trips. You won’t face such issues if you choose to become a freelance writer.

  • As you improve your time-management skills, you will become a more focused person who is able to resist any distraction.

  • Freelancing jobs are a great source of income for students.

  • The job is very dynamic; you won’t get bored if you choose your projects wisely.

  • You will be the creator of your own rules. You have an afternoon party to attend? No problem; you can plan the day as you wish.

  • You don’t have to go through an unpaid internship before you start making money as a freelance writer.

  • If you want to work under a busier schedule, you can apply to as many freelancing jobs as you can handle.

  • This career enables you to develop different skills through a continuous practice.

  • You will have direct contact with the clients you work for.

  • When you write every day, you will come to a point when you are able to express authoritative opinions on any topic.

  • The time and e
    nergy you invest into this work will be your own decision.

  • Your success won’t depend upon the connections you have. If you are a motivated, creative, and committed writer, the clients will probably want to collaborate with you again.

  • Depending on the contract, you can own the copyright to the content you produce.

  • You don’t need any previous professional experience to become a freelance writer. This is a great job for recent graduates.

  • You’ll connect with like-minded people from different cultures and countries.

  • You want to enjoy the sun with your family? Take your laptop, sit by the pool and use that inspiration to do some work.

  • Your readers will share the published articles, so you’ll reach a greater audience by the day.

  • You can experiment with various styles and forms of writing. Articles, lists, essays, news, blogs… take your pick!

  • You will enjoy a level of independence that’s impossible to have with another profession.

  • The act of writing is pleasurable and enlightening.

  • When you are ready for the next step, you can start managing your own team of freelance writers.

Aug 20 2013

I Won Linda Carmical’s Contest!

A couple weeks ago I posted about Linda Carmical‘s month long contest. She provided several ways to win, including posting about the contest, leaving comments, and tweeting.  Of course I helped out my friend Linda and did some posting and tweeting as I like helping other freelancers get exposure. Well, after taking most of the weekend off, I log into my computer and see an email that I won! What a great way to start off the week!

So, I headed over to Linda’s site and saw that I won second place! Awesome! This is what I won:

Janis Bennett 2nd Place Winner (Thanks Janis!)

  • $5.00 Amazon Gift Card
  • Free Blog Post
  • Additional 5% 1st New Client Order (applied after the 1st 10% deduction)
  • Website/Blog Exposure

Actually, I won TWICE!! For my blog post I also won:

  • $10.00 Amazon Gift Card

Thanks Linda, for a great contest!

Linda mentions on her website that she’ll have another contest, with even bigger prizes.  I’ll post it here so you all can go join in the fun.

If you have a contest on your site, let me know and I’ll help spread the news.

 

 

Originally posted 2011-04-04 10:03:07. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Aug 20 2013

Thoughts Of The End Of The Year – In Review

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Hello Everyone!

Wow, is it just me or did this year fly by? Seems like the older I get, the faster the years go by!  Please tell me I’m not alone in these feelings! Not only is November and December filled with holiday celebrations, but there are also a lot of birthdays in my family! Of course, Thanksgiving in Thursday, but my baby turns 3 on Saturday,  11/26. My birthday is 12/9. I have a few family member’s birthdays during the month, then Yule on Dec 21st, Christmas, my oldest turns 11 on 12/30. And New Year’s Eve.

Since the end of the year is creeping up, it’s time to take a look at what you’ve done this year. Have you reached all your goals? Did you make your expectations? Was being a freelance writer all that you thought it would be? While many of you may prefer to wait a few more weeks before talking stock of 2011 and getting ready for 2012, it’s a good idea to start putting things in your mind, pre-planning, and while you enjoy the holidays and are t

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hankful for all that you  have, starting thinking about what worked and what didn’t and how you’d like to spend the next  year.

With the big Google chances and what seems to me as the start of the downfall of the content mill, I’ve got some serious thinking as to how I want to spend the next year. I have income goals that must be met in order to survive, and just like anyone, I want to use my working time sufficiently, ultimately working the least amount of time to make the most money possible. I am going to take a look at my balance of freelance writer and freelance transcription work, as well as my passsive income goals. I am going\to make a new plan for 2012.

But, these are all just thoughts and ideas rolling around in my head right now. After Thanksgiving I will take some more time to devise a solid plan for 2012. I’ll start by reviewing my income and my projects for 2011. I’ll look at what worked and what didn’t work, and build from there.

I advise that you do the same.. just start thinking about how your year went and what you’d like to change and what goals you want to set for next year.Then we can set our plan for next year together.

In the mean time, a more personal note.. we have decided to put our house up for Short Sale. I will just say that Bank Of America sucks! And we are out of options. They refuse to help us so we are going to reluctantly sell the house. At the same time that we are sad for leaving the house we got married in, we will live in an apartment for a couple years, save money, and end up in a much nicer home, with less of a mortgage payment. We are optimistic that in the long run, this is the best option for us. So I have goals of this magnitude that will be on my list for 2012 as well. You might see me comment about it because I think this is a real issue that many families are finding themselves in, no matter what their careers or jobs are in.

Start thinking about how your 2011 went and what you’d like to do different in 2012 or new goals you’d like to set for yourself in 2012.. and we will talk about it more in the near future.

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Originally posted 2011-11-21 20:09:20. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Aug 20 2013

I’ve Been Fired!!

Well, it’s enivitable that a freelance writer will get released from writing with a company or client at some point in time. It may be because there is no more work available for the writer, it may be because of a disagreement, it may be because of style issues, or it may be due to plagiarism.  There are a million different reasons why a freelance writer may get fired. Because it is bound to happen at least once, prepare yourself now so that you do not get discouraged.

I’ve been fired!  And, I hate to say that it was from wiseGEEK.  As I’ve stated before in my wiseGEEK posts, they are very picky, but a really good client to work for.  They are one of my favorite places to work and I am sad that this has happened.  They have a very strict policy for only accepting unique content.  I use multiple websites when researching article topics so that I do not turn in work with any duplicated content.  The other day, I had two articles that had a SIMILAR sentence as other articles on the internet. They were not the same sentence, but they were similar.  This happened during my testing too, so I was notified that I can no longer write for wiseGEEK.

Most people would be too embarrassed to tell the world that they were let go from a contract, company, or client. But, I want others to know that it is part of the game.  One thing that is very true in freelance writing and that is the need for thick skin.  Freelancers will receive quite a bit of rejections, and you should prepare youself for them.  Don’t let it get you down, but instead us it as a learning experience.  Take a look at why you were let go, and do what ever it takes to make sure that whatever issue it was, it will not happen again.  If that means taking a class, doing some personal skill building, or even a simple attitude adjustment, learn from your mistake and don’t make the same mistake again.

If it was out of your control, or you were let go because of something that you did not specifically do, that that is even more reason not to get upset about it.  Shake it off and move on to bigger and better things.

“As one door closes, another one opens.”  Yes, I’m sure you’ve heard this saying many times, but that is because it’s true.  Remember this when you receive a rejection or get let go.  I do believe that things happen for a reason, so instead of wallowing in sadness over being let go or having an article rejected, get excited about what is going to happen next.

When you loose a client, find a replacement that pays even more.  Or, increase your productivity at another company.  This is another great reason why a freelance writer should have multiple eggs in their basket.  A freelance writer should have multiple streams of income because you never know when one might go bad.

Go ahead, turn your bad experience into something profitable, I DARE YOU!!

Originally posted 2010-10-01 08:21:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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