What do Writers Really Want out of Freelancing?
Working as a freelance content writer is a unique career choice with advantages and challenges unlike any other. What is it then that motivates people to choose a career in freelance content writing? While the answer is different for everyone, there are some universal aspects of content writing that make it appealing.
The Sweet Freedom of Freelancing
One of the primary reasons people choose self-employment is the freedom it provides. With freelance writing, you can work anywhere, anytime.
As long as you produce quality work and turn it in on time, no one cares what hours you set or where you work. You can work all night in your own living room or all day on a beach in the Caribbean. Very few careers offer this degree of freedom.
Freelance writers are paid more for their skill than they are their time. Since most freelancers are paid by the project rather than the hour, they are able to work at their own pace without worrying about punching a time-clock.
Furthermore, if a writer is able to produce exceptional work, they can demand higher pay rates. For many people, this skill-based compensation is much more desirable than trading hours for money.
Doing What You Love
For most content writers, writing is every bit as much a passion and a hobby as it is a career. Even if they weren’t working as freelancers, many writers would still spend part of their free time writing poetry, short-stories, or blog posts. The ability to turn something one loves to do into a well-paying career is an opportunity that is too good to pass up.
About the author
Since John A was a child, writing has been his passion. Through years of exploring this passion, wielding the powers of the written word has become something that he has come to excel at. To date, he has published four science-fiction novels, works full-time as a professional copywriter, and has risen to be one of the most well-reviewed freelance writers across a variety of online platforms.