Thinking about becoming a freelance writer? Whether starting a side hustle or freelancing full-time, there are plenty of reasons to start freelance writing!
Let’s not beat around the bush, yeah? Freelancing, regardless of the industry or niche, is hard. You have to work hard to be successful. That means setting goals and taking the steps to crush them. It also means rolling with…
If you’re anything like me you’ve probably been trying to think of extra ways to earn money or take charge of your life by becoming your own boss.
I recently graduated college and was overwhelmed by the student loan debt I accumulated. Up until a few months before graduation, student loans were just a problem for a later day (I know, that’s a terrible attitude!) but as graduation drew near I started to feel an invisible weight bearing down on me. That’s when I started thinking of ways I could increase my income without out sacrificing my time at home.
After a lot of brainstorming (and some failed attempts) the idea to earn money by writing just hit me out of nowhere. I couldn’t believe I hadn’t thought of it earlier! The problem was, I didn’t know how to get started.
Writing encompasses so many different genres, fields and niches. To say you want to be a freelance writer is great, but there is a lot more thought that goes into it. While you might think the broad term “freelance writer” means more flexibility, more jobs, and more money, it’s actually not that simple.
By defining what kind of writing you want to do and in what niche, you’re going to be more qualified for exclusive, higher paying jobs. Trust me on this, I fought having a niche for SO LONG but after I finally gave in, I was able to land more jobs about topics I really enjoy!
So what can you do as a freelance writer? The options are endless, but there are a few steps you need to tackle to get started.
Check out this step by step guide to starting a blog from scratch. We’ll cover everything from start to finish including how to pick a blogging niche, picking a domain name, and getting started with a web host.