In this day and age, professionals are starting to value the importance of a work-from-home lifestyle that revolves around technology and it’s capacity to stay connected from anywhere at any time. Having the opportunity to avoid time-wasters such as rush hour traffic or long commute hours gives individuals the freedom to use their newly gained time not only for doing the activities they enjoy but also for picking up an extra source of income. [Read more…]
A lot of businesses in the US employ freelance writers for the completion of short term projects so that they do not have to hire permanent employees. In current times, a large portion of the US workforce is working independently. According to a survey, more than 32% of the entire working population works independently and contributes more than $1.3 trillion to the country’s economy. [Read more…]
You’ve been working on your piece for what seems like weeks even though it has probably only been a couple of days.
The topic means so much to you that it has to be right so you’ve edited it over and over, just trying to convey exactly what you mean in an understandable way to make people as excited as you are or to see the truth of the matter.
Finally, it is perfect. You submit your finished product to the appropriate online site; you’re confident this is just the perfect place for readers to really connect with the work you’ve produced.
And you wait. [Read more…]
In my experience, the hardest part of being a freelance writer isn’t seeking out potential clients and platforms to host your work, or even doing the work of writing itself. Rather, it’s coming up with strong pitches that promise mass reader appeal, yet also set you apart from the crowd. [Read more…]
You’ve scoured FWJ for the best tips on getting hired as a freelance writer, now what? It’s time to find and apply to the best writing opportunities you can – but everyone using FWJ is probably applying to the jobs listed on their excellent freelance writing board. So where can you find other opportunities that aren’t already applied to by other savvy FWJ readers? [Read more…]
The internet is the most common place that people turn to as a source of information. There is a blog or article for just about any subject you can think of. From stamp collecting to science experiments, you’ll find a source of writing out there talking about exactly what you want to find out more about. Some writing out there is all about sharing personal experiences, while others are non-biased news sources. Behind a lot of this writing are the freelance writers who are paid to create it. [Read more…]
You know that feeling. You check your word count and you still have several hundred words to go before you can finish an article. Or you’re trying to write a report for school, and you just can’t find the next sentence. It’s called writer’s block. You might have seen an exaggerated version in The Shining or Barton Fink. The important thing to remember is that writer’s block happens, but it’s usually not the end of the world. [Read more…]
If you’ve been working at home as a freelance writer for long enough, you know that the key to a productive workday starts with a good morning. Developing routines and getting organized at the beginning of the day creates the opportunity to write compelling content that meets the needs of your target audience and/or clients. To do this, however, there are a few essential things you’ll need to get your day off to the right start. [Read more…]
Having the opportunity to travel the world sounds like an ideal vacation, but actually getting paid to do so sounds almost too good to be true. But that’s exactly what travel bloggers do for a living. As the name suggests, a travel blogger is someone whose job entails traveling around the globe to different places and writing about their experiences on a published blog. [Read more…]
Freelance writing has grown exponentially in availability, need and variety with the expansion of the Internet at large in the recent several years. To be a published writer a few short decades ago, one had to be employed by a publication or news outlet. Now, anyone with a technological device connected to the Internet can be a writer, whether on their personal blog site for the simple means of self-expression, or a larger paid publication site for compensation. Students are some of the population that can benefit greatly from being a freelance writer, as it can be done on your own time, from anywhere, and with a wide variety of experience and expertise needs. [Read more…]