When I was at BlogWorld a couple of weeks ago, I got into a discussion with a few members of the freelance writing jobs community. The discussion had to do with the types of freelance writing jobs and whether or not they were for everyone. The answer, of course, is that not all jobs were for everyone.
The discussion took a more interesting turn when one of the writers in our group said she’s not a freelance writer by trade. She’s an attorney but she writes for a couple of blogging residual sites because they’re a fun hobby and she earns a couple of dollar for each post, making it a hobby that pays. She’s not interested in traditional freelancing, she’s under no pressure and she wanted me to understand that there are writers enjoying these types of places because there’s no pressure. She also added she sometimes resents the implication that she has no place in the writing world.
I wondered how many other freelance writing hobbyists are a part of the FWJ community. How many of you come here not because you have to make ends meet, but because you just feel like writing and it’s nice to earn a little change while doing so?
Who are out hobbyists? Tell us your thoughts about freelance writing and the opportunities that are available for you.