So you want to be a writer, huh?
I’ll be honest with you – it isn’t easy. It took me years of work and learning the hard way from multiple mistakes before I hit some semblance of a stride. Split infinitives and post-colon capitalization lurk in my peripheral vision, and spellcheck saves me a minimum of a dozen times an hour, even a decade after I first got the notion to do this for a living. I’m a good writer – an imperfect one, perhaps, but halfway decent if a bucketful of happy clients is any indication. You can be too, if you’re willing to work at it a little and keep persistence as a constant goal.
I started The Freelance Writer Guide to…
…help those that are new to the craft, as well as those merely curious about it. After I had gotten more than a handful of friends and family started in the freelance world, I realized that I could help others, too. I don’t feel that minimum wage is fair compensation for the majority of jobs that pay it, and it makes me physically ill to see so many people with real talent struggling just to keep a roof over their heads or food in the fridge. For young 20-somethings, single parents, older people with an income that just doesn’t cut it anymore, and many more, writing has proved an effective barrier to climb back out of debt with. Whether you’re looking to put gas in your tank next week or sock away money for more substantial future goals, freelance writing online can help bridge the gap.
I initially wrote an e-book about freelance writing online with the intention of selling it across a platform like kindle, but after some consideration I’ve realized that it could do a lot more karmic good if people can read it for free. Those searching for freelance writer jobs online, after all, are looking to make some money – and for that reason probably don’t have it to spend. Freelance writing online can be tricky to get into, but if you know the right doors to knock on, eventually you’ll find opportunity behind one of them. I’m hoping that the information I’m posting on this site will be a guide to the proverbial neighborhood.
In addition to posting the chapters of The Freelance Writer Guide, I’ll also be posting reviews of the “employee experience” at various freelance writing jobs and their respective sites. The application for some of these sites can be very extensive, and discovering a sub-par experience or pay rate once you’re “in” will take the steam out of anyone’s engine. Stick with me and I’ll do my best to help you make it.
Thanks for visiting, and I hope you find the freelance writer information here useful and fun. Pens up!