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HOW MUCH CAN YOU EARN AS A FREELANCE WRITER?
« on: May 07, 2018, 12:07:09 PM »



 
WHEN DID YOU FIRST START WORKING AS A FREELANCE WRITER?
I did a little freelance writing on and off in college but I've been doing it seriously and consistently since March 2015. I started freelancing to earn more money so I could pay off my debt. At the time I started, I desperately wanted to pay off my student loans and high-interest car loan, but I was only making $28,000/yr at my full time job. I majored in journalism in college and love to write so when I saw people earning money from freelance writing, I wanted to try it too.
 
      HOW DID YOU LAND YOUR FIRST CLIENT?
 I wanted to start writing about personal finance and to break into that niche, I got with a coach who taught me everything she knew. She had been freelancing for several years and supported her family of 4 with her income at the time so I knew I needed to learn from her. She helped me set up   my blog, pitch for gigs, work on my resume, etc. My first client actually reached out to me and was in need of a weekly staff writer. I was pretty excited.
  HOW ELSE DO YOU FIND NEW CLIENTS?
 Mostly via referrals and cold pitching. I use Facebook groups and my network to land new clients sometimes, but most of the time, I just research potential clients in my niche and connect with them on social media then send a somewhat cold pitch.
 
AT WHAT POINT DID YOU REALIZE YOU COULD TURN FREELANCING INTO A FULL-TIME CAREER?
 I realized it right at the beginning. When I first spoke with my coach, she asked me how much I wanted to earn monthly from freelancing. I nervously told her $1,000 per month, but I wanted/knew/hoped I would earn more some day. Seeing other people earn a full-time income from freelance writing inspired me and made me feel like I could do the same one day.

 WHAT ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT TOOLS YOU'VE USED IN YOUR BUSINESS?
 My website has been the biggest tool. Without it, I don't think I'd have such a solid online presence and wouldn't have been able to land so many good clients. I have a few clients who have flat out told me that they don't consider hiring freelance writers who don't have a website/blog.

 I also credit my coach as being a great resource for me when I got started.

 I also like to use Grammarly to edit my work and make sure it's error free. Being a writer can seem challenging at first because you feel pressured to always spell everything right but people make mistakes all the time. Grammarly has been a great tool to help me edit my work and make sure I'm delivering the best content to my clients.         
 HOW MUCH CAN YOU EARN AS A FREELANCE WRITER?It's crazy how you can earn 6-figures a year from freelance writing. I know a few people who earn that much. It really just depends on your clients' budget and how much quality work you can get done. I imagine that your earning potential would not be limitless since your available time and energy are two big constaints, but you can definitely earn a lot of money quickly.
 
 I love how it's pretty easy to earn more. Traditionally in the journalism/content creation world, you have to start off with a low-paying position and work you way up over the years. With freelance writing, I love how you can just pitch higher paying clients or ask for raises when you want to earn more.
 
 After just a year of freelance writing on the side of my full-time job, I was earning around $2,800+ per month.
 
 
 During the first quarter of this year (Jan-March), I earned more than $14,000 from freelancing alone, which means I earned more than $4,600 per month on average.
 
 
WHAT IS THE MOST REWARDING PART OF THIS CAREER?
The most rewarding thing about what I do is having the flexibility I need to be there for myself and my family. I get to pick my son up from school each day and spend more quality time with him. I also get to enjoy my home more and don't have to worry about asking someone to take time off.
 
 Back when I worked a 9-5 job, I would put off doctor's appointments because I didn't want to deal with asking my boss for time off.
 
 It also feels really rewarding to see my content and know that it's helping people. It's pretty cool to see an article pop up in a Google search or on social media that I wrote.
               


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