The good news about freelancing is, you don’t have to change your job description. If writing blogs for websites was your role as an employee, you could still do this as a freelancer.
Freelance writing is a dream job for many writers. Being free from a 9 to 5 job does have its perks and benefits.
First, you don’t have to report to work daily five days a week. You can now wake up whenever you want to. No more rush hour traffic to face day in and day out. No more worrying about what office attire to wear and having to do laundry and ironing regularly. If you have a monster boss then its so long to him or her as well.
As a freelance writer, you can schedule your working hours based on what’s most comfortable for you. No more stress due to the rush of going to and from the office during rush hour.
You can work in your pajamas while in your bedroom if you please. You have fewer expenses on food, gas, and clothing. You can also get higher rates once you have established yourself in the industry. More time can be spent with your family and other important aspects of your life apart from work.
These are some of the major reasons why employed writers take the plunge and join the world of freelance writing.
There are amazing blogs out there that are a great read for new freelance writers. You can find many tips on content marketing, travel writing, ghostwriting and business tips for freelancers and press release distribution writing.
These websites make newbies feel that they made the right decision regarding giving up their job to do freelancing full time.
We have a list of blogs that have content that tackles the nitty gritty about the freelancing lifestyle. They can teach you about writing pitches, query letters, looking for content marketing clients, relating with editors and a lot more.
The Content Marketing Writer
For those who are serious about making it big in the content marketing arena then Jennifer Gregory’s blog is the best there is to learn from. This site is a goldmine of useful, inspiring and practical articles about content marketing. A detailed post on how Jennifer made $19K in February 2017 is a blueprint that you can follow and duplicate.
Dream Of Travel Writing
You will love Gabi Logan’s blog, especially the free one hour class on building your freelance travel writing income every Thursdays.
You have the option of watching it live or catch up with the webinar at a later time. As you go through each session, you will discover the extensive experience that Gabi has in this industry.
She coaches you on how to come up with better article topics while you are traveling and how to secure a spot on a press trip.
Gabi also manages the Travel Magazine Database which is an incredible resource for writers to get breakdowns of hundreds of travel magazines that they can pitch their work to.
The International Freelancer
Mridu Khullar Relph’s blog is complete with advice and examples of how to succeed as a freelance writer. An experienced journalist who lived and worked in India for many years, she has written for TIME, CNN, The New York Times and Marie Claire. Her advocacy is for individual writers to pursue stories that are meaningful to them and earn well by doing so.
Jorden Roper was able to build a $5,000 a month freelance writing business in 4 months. She is a straight-talking writer that won’t play around. Her business was built from the ground straight up with little experience and in a short amount of time. Jorden also has an active and supportive community for freelance writers on Facebook.
Make a Living Writing
Carol Tice’s blog can help out all kinds of freelance writers. She is an advocate for writers getting paid fairly for articles that they do. You can be new to freelancing or someone who wants to get into business writing or monetize your blog.