Working Remotely, How to Be a Freelance Home Writer

Do you wish that you could work from home? Are you a talented writer?- If the answer is yes then maybe you should consider becoming a freelance writer. However, before you quit your day job here are some important points to remember, from someone who has over 10 years of experience writing from home.

  1. There is no steady paycheque
  2. If you are accustomed to getting a regular paycheque each week then you are going to have some adjusting to do. When you first become a freelance writer there is no regular pay, instead you have to bid on contracts that may only last for a limited amount of time. How do you deal with this? You need to get good at budgeting. It is also not recommended that you quit your job right away. Many people start by doing freelance writing on the side first to make sure that it is for them.

  3. Practice writing every day
  4. If you are 100% convinced that freelance writing is what you want to do then you need to begin to practice writing every day. Even if the work that you do isn’t “paid work” you should still exercise your writing skills especially if you wish to improve. Never assume that you are as good as you are ever going to be. Becoming a great writer takes time and A LOT of writing practice.

  5. Take The Job!
  6. Not every job will be your dream job. If you have never written before then nobody will hire you to write a novel or even as a regular blogger. You need to build up a portfolio first and the best way to do this is by taking on regular work and getting feedback from your clients. It may take years before you are writing on the topics that you really want, but that is just the business. First you have to prove yourself and then you will be able to be more selective.

Becoming a freelance writer is not as easy as it may sound. It can take quite awhile before you are able to support yourself writing AND write on topics that you want. However, if it is meant to be for you, you can succeed. Just keep at it, and like I said; don’t stop improving your writing!