Self employment is one way to get rid of the boss and take control of your life. Freelance writing is a growing industry as the demand for written works has increased with the ever expanding Internet. No longer are writers competing for a position at a print publication or sending thousands of articles, manuscripts and other written works to publishers in hopes of approval. There are a number of advantages to being a freelance writer some of which are only seen once you take a dive into the world of writing.
Freelance writers really do make their own schedules. As long as the writer meets whatever deadline they have before them they are free to take time off at will. This flexibility in scheduling makes it possible for those with small or not so small children to participate in their lives. Scheduling your work day around the kids can be hectic but it’s one of the most rewarding aspects.
Freelance writers can take jobs on things they know about readily or take time to research things that they have no idea about. The more difficult articles can be rather challenging but the knowledge that is gained can sometimes sink in and become a part of memory. These bits of information can come in handy when you least expect it. Those medical articles you wrote can help you to keep questions to ask your doctor in mind.
Being able to stay home while you work is one of the biggest advantages found in the world of freelance writing. Not having to get up and go to an office every morning means that you can actually see the kids off to school. Meals can be had with the family and you save on the cost of transportation. The costs of work clothing is greatly reduced as well when you don’t have to worry about meeting an office dress code or making sure that you have a uniform for work.
Control Over Income
The best advantage to being a freelance writer is the ability to control your own income. When you write for a living you determine how much you’re going to make each month or each job. The goals that you set for yourself as a freelance writer are the ones that you meet. Determination to make a living or just a little extra income as a writer can take you a long way. With the increase in skill level there comes an increase in rates also.
There are numerous advantages to being a freelance writer. Actually there are too many to list, only those that have dove into the world of writing and working for themselves can fully appreciate them.