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

Populis Create Fired Freelance Writers!

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Wow! It seems like most, if not all freelance writers at Populis Create have been fired! I really am not surprised with the way they’ve been behaving lately. What really concerns me is the people that wrote articles and have not been paid. I really hope they send out the payments due to everyone. And then there are people like me. I was paid double for the bonus, but was never able to make up that money. So, technically I owe them money! Are they going to come after me for it?

I really thought Populis Create was going to be a great place to write that would be around for a long time. It started off very strong, but quickly went down hill. I can’t say I’m not disappointed that this gig didn’t pan out. But, what is it the French say,  C’est la vie? That seems to be appropriate to say right now, well, better than the alternative of cursing! LOL!

So, if you’ve received an email and have had your Populis Create account closed, you are not alone. And even though the email says that you didn’t meet their requirements, I wouldn’t believe that. Sounds like an excuse to me.  So brush it off and start looking for a new place, or put some extra time into a place you already write for!  I’m always on the lookout for new and better places to write, but for the time being, I’ll put my extra time into my current gigs.

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Originally posted 2011-10-04 09:53:55. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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

Free To-Do List

Organization is very important in becoming a successful freelance writer. Many people find that creating a to-do list helps them be more productive as well as makes sure that nothing is forgotten.  When you see all the tasks you need to do written out, it helps to plan your week accordingly. And, nothing is better than a free to-do list!

I am an avid lister. I write lists for everything, from shopping lists  to packing lists, and from Christmas lists to task lists.  I used to religiously use Franklin Planners when I worked out of the home and have been looking for a free to-do list online to replace that tool.

I have tried several free to-do online tools, from Remember The Milk to Google Tasks.  Nothing seems to really get me as excited as my Franklin Planner… that is until someone recommend TeuxDeux, a really awesome free to-do list, on WAHM.com.  I am now in love!

TeuxDeux is a great browser-based, simple, clean-looking, daily task list manager. It is so simple to use! Keep the TeuxDeux window open right next to your email tab.  Add tasks for each day of the week, and then cross them off once you are done. You can easily move tasks from one day to another.  When you create an account, there is a very quick video you can watch to learn how to use TeuxDeux. The video is only about 2 minutes, so I recommend you view it.

If you are looking for a free to-do list, or know someone that could benefit from using a free to-do list online, check out TeuxDeux and you won’t be disapointed.

Please note that I do not receive any compensation of any kind from people using the free to-do list manager TeuxDeux. It is simply a great product that I wanted to share with others!

Originally posted 2010-12-06 10:18:32. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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