Writing careers come with a fantastic lifestyle and lots of perks. It can be helpful to know what benefits lie ahead when you’re going through all of the work of setting up your portfolio and trying to find your first clients. For me, these have been the best rewards for being a freelance writer.
Applying to freelance writing gigs takes a bit of preparation, because you likely can’t use the same materials you would use to apply to a regular full-time job. Before you can start applying to freelance writing jobs, you will need the following things.
Everyone’s path to freelance writing is different. For me, what started as a simple way to fund my round-the-world travels slowly developed into a highly-paid career over the past 7 years. Here is a summary of how I got to where I am now.