There are dozens of reasons why freelance writing is a fantastic opportunity to earn money and enjoy your work at the same time. Let’s look at some of these motives.
You are doing something you love
This may be the most important reason why people decide to do freelance writing. Writers by nature are a little “out of step” with mainstream workers. They may sit and stare at a blank page for hours before they have a workable idea they want to pursue, and even then, they may end up deleting the whole thing and starting again. And again. But they wouldn’t have it any other way, because writing is something they love. Even more importantly, creativity is baked into their DNA, and they can’t NOT write. Writing for Words of Worth gives them the opportunity to pursue their passion and get paid at the same time.
You set your own schedule
A freelancer knows how much work they can handle and can adjust their workload accordingly. They can accept assignments according to their own personal abilities. Who knows their work ethic better than the writers themselves?
You get to work in your PJs and slippers
Freelance writers work from home, which gives them the freedom to roll out of bed and grab a cup of coffee or tea on the way to the computer. Provided they don’t spill it on the keyboard, they can get started on their work while they’re enjoying their first caffeine fix of the day. They may or may not get dressed, which is up to them as they don’t have to report to an office or entertain clients. The work is done in the privacy and comfort of their own home.
You can take your work with you
Freelancers can work anywhere, from their kitchen table to their home office to a swanky hotel room to a cabana on the beach. All they need is a computer and an Internet connection. They can finish up their work for the day and spend the afternoon lying in the Hawai’ian sun.
You can set your own fees
Writing from home gives freelancers the opportunity to control what they earn. They might decide to work less in one period to take a vacation, or accept more work to earn extra money for a special occasion.
Writers’ jobs are a terrific side hustle
Someone with a full-time job might decide they’d like to earn a little extra money, and freelance writing is the perfect way to do it. In a few hours a week, they can write freelance pieces, earn a little extra to take the strain off the budget, and fulfill their desire to be the next author to land on the New York Times Best Seller List.
Writing from home can help you save money
There are a lot of expenses that come with working a traditional job: a professional wardrobe, the cost of commuting, whether by private vehicle or public transport, food, and office expectations—including bringing in “goodies” to share more frequently than is probably healthy. None of these restrictions apply to a freelancer at home, in their robe, writing what they want to write when they want to write it. There is no boss looking over their shoulder, no HR rules to obey, no food thieves raiding the fridge in the break room, and no cranky coworkers—though cats on the keyboard have, in fact, become a recognized hazard for freelance writers.
Your reasons for wanting to be a freelance writer are yours alone, but you’ll find an opportunity to fulfill then when you apply to Words of Worth as a writer. Join us now; you’ll thank me later.