Website Writer by Day: How Working as a Writer Is a Great Way to Pursue Other Passions

Work and PlayWhen you have a true passion in life, it can be hard to fit everything in your day. Whether you are an aspiring athlete, an artist with a vision or a world traveler who can’t stay still, your passion calls to you and can make it hard to focus on the things you need to do. However, those who have a knack for the written word may find a career that gives them the flexibility to pursue those passions. Working as a website writer offers flexibility that works for many busy individuals.

My Story

When I started working as a content writer, I was working full time at a coffee shop, going back to school and wishing I had a way to take my love of playing billiards to the next level. With my “day job,” I was relegated to taking night classes and only playing pool on occasion when my weekends weren’t packed. However, when I discovered that I could make money writing—a topic I loved studying at school anyway—I suddenly had freedom. I could write when and where I had the time. This allowed me to start playing pool competitively and still keep up with my work—using a laptop with a wi-fi connection. While you may find me sitting in the corner of a pool hall between matches nursing a cup of bad coffee and trying to finish writing a web page for a plumber, writing allows me the chance to get out there and follow my dreams.

Finding Balance as a Website Writer

The most important thing to remember when you are both a writer and a dreamer is that you have to find a balance that works for you. You must always keep an eye on what you need to accomplish as a writer and what you want to accomplish with your “other” passion. It may mean working crazy hours to meet a deadline or missing out on some high-paying work because you know your weekend will be tied up with events, but once you find the perfect level of commitment, you’ll have freedom that many with a traditional 9 to 5 job can only dream of having.

Not everyone has what it takes to be a writer. But, for those who do, it can be the ticket to living life on your terms. Remember, having a passion fuels all aspects of your life—the lessons you learn playing pool, painting, baking the perfect cupcake or traveling to Dubai can all improve your skills as a writer too. Don’t let “real life” keep you from your passion.

Tracy S is a freelance writer available on WriterAccess, a marketplace where clients and expert writers connect for assignments.


Small army of writers. Big platform in the cloud.

WriterAccess is the fastest-growing content sourcing platform that makes it easy to find writers, place orders and manage the workflow, all powered by advanced tools that become your GPS for content marketing. Sign up for a risk-free offer here.

Click here to request a demonstration of our platform.
You can also call 617-227-8800 or email info@writeraccess.com

Click here to become a writer for WriterAccess.

  • Categories