Freelance writing is a career you can pursue from anywhere, even from your kitchen table. Freelance writing is simply the best way to earn money on the internet today, from the comfort of your own home. It’s a profession that many aspire to, but relatively few attain.
A lot of people think that you need to be inspired to become a writer. I think that it’s nice if it happens. That’s not how it started for me. I created a website Computer Secrets Busted and wanted to share the knowledge accumulated during a long professional career as a Computer Programmer. I wanted the website to be noticed. That led me to writing. The desire to succeed pushed me to spending many hours in front of my computer trying to perfect my writing.
The truth of the matter is that freelance writing is hard work. It takes devotion and skills if you want to be successful, just like any other career. If you are looking to “get rich quick” then freelance writing is not for you. But if you treat freelance writing as a conversation with a friend then it might work.
I decided to write about things that I was an expert of: computers, security software, gadgets, data backups, internet and webhosting. I believe, this information is helpful for a lot of people today. That encourages and inspires me to write even more.
Reading has always been my passion. Now writing becomes another passion of mine. Writing regularly teaches you how to write. Writing became continuation of reading and started as a desire to share thoughts created during reading. It became simple extension of my mind to my fingers. Freelance writing benefits us because while we are writing articles, we are actually teaching ourselves in the process. If you put in the work now, you can reap the freelance writing benefits later. Things I learned while crawling through my first articles:
Establish real goals
Plan your time
Quality over quantity
Organize working space, otherwise you lose a lot of time
Do not wear pajamas in the office. Get dressed as if you are ready to go to work even if you work at home
Accepting boring assignments leads to earning more exciting money
Never be afraid to make mistakes as long as they are not disasters. Working at your own pace and being your own boss is a great advantage.