Interested in learning how to start a business?
Did you know you can start a blog and turn that into a business?
I’ve been blogging since 2014. I have two blogs – Elna Cain to help with freelance writers and Twins Mommy to help moms make money blogging. I get emails all the time asking for help on how to start a blog for their freelance business or as a way to earn an income and grow their brand.
Making money by doing what you love sounds great, doesn’t it?
I know I got into freelance writing because I absolutely love it.
It’s an opportunity for me to follow my passion, earn an income, and work from home.
With so many freelance writing terms floating around out there, you may have stumbled upon the term “on-spec writing.”
I know how confusing everything can be when you’re a beginner freelance writer, so I’m here to make things easier for you!
On-spec writing is a type of writing you can do to attract more clients and make more money – which is great for new freelance writers!
This year is the year I’m going to take a break, you tell yourself.
As a freelance writer, taking a break seems counterintuitive, doesn’t it?
I mean if we don’t work, we don’t get paid.
“Man, that came out of nowhere!”
One of your oldest clients suddenly tells you via email that they are pivoting to more videos and podcasting and doesn’t need your services anymore.
Of course you fight for your job and let them know you are more than happy to transcribe videos and podcasts, but they don’t budge.
Guess what I’ve been hearing a lot?
Freelance script writing has become popular over the past few years!
More and more content creators and studios are tapping into a larger talent pool by seeking remote scriptwriters to get the job done.
How many people do you know work from home?
Probably quite a few!
Especially compared to just a few years ago.
Do you love writing? Do you love food?
I mean, most of us freelance writers do love our food – but if you have a passion for it, you can make money writing about it!
Do you love visiting different restaurants?
Did you know that I’m only doing this part-time after eight years of being a freelance writer?
While it’s not technically a side hustle writing gig, I have more than freelance writing as a business (i.e., other sites and products, and I’m also a stay-at-home mom).
For you, though, you may have a full-time job or you might be going to school full-time.
When it comes to being a freelance writer, you’ve probably come across many freelance writing terms being thrown around to describe different aspects of the job.
One common term that you should definitely know about is a byline.
But what is a byline?
So, I’ve been a freelance writer since 2014 and over the years I’ve had different work spaces.
First, it was in my main bedroom halfway into the closet.
Then I had to work in the living room for a while. Next came my own bedroom, but I had to share it as it was also a craft room and where my daughter kept her clothes.