Right now, 82% of the total number of working freelancers are freelance writers.
With this recent explosion of freelancers in the workforce, 24% of those freelance writers are making $50,000/year from their writing niche service.
Is that mind-blowing for you?
“If my chair suddenly changes position, I end up in pain.”
This is what I told the Globe and Mail back when they interviewed me about the pain I experienced while working from home.
My pain and discomfort started in my neck and back and eventually made their way through my arms to my hands.
I’ve done this type of post before on how to land your first client as a new freelance writer.
But that was years ago, and things have changed.
Do you have a passion for the environment?
Are you dedicated to helping our planet?
Then you can become an environmental writer!
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.