Advantages And Disadvantages Of Freelance Writing Jobs


If you are thinking about becoming a freelance writer, you will soon learn that there are both advantages and disadvantage to the job. A freelance writer is a professional writer that doesn’t work for an agency or company. They write papers, articles, new prints, and just about anything on a contract basis. It is a very lucrative business for some. It can allow a mom to stay home with her newborn or a college student to make some money on the side.

This isn’t just a job that you would want to jump right into though. You need to take a look at the good and the bad to decide if it is really something for you.

Advantages
  1. You can make your own schedule.
  2. One of the great things about being a freelance writer is that you can work whenever you want to. You don’t have to work a nine to five. If you want to start work at midnight one night, you can. There is not set schedule per say. As long as you are able to keep your deadline, there is no other restrictions.

  3. You can choose what to charge.
  4. Another great thing is that you can set your rates. You can charge your clients what you need to make to survive. You do have to make sure that you take into account that the client has to accept that rate but there are clients who pay well for professional services.

  5. You can work from anywhere.
  6. You can literally work from anywhere that you can take your computer. You don’t have to do the weekly commute to and from the office.

Disadvantages
  1. It is not always a steady income.
  2. You may not have a steady income unless you work out a contract with a client for weekly jobs. You will likely have times that you have no work at all in the beginning until you build up your clientele.

  3. You have to sell yourself over and over again.
  4. Until you get some steady clients, you will have to sell yourself to every client that you submit a proposal to. It is like going on an interview all of the time.

  5. There are some scammers out there.
  6. If you don’t use a site that protects your from scammers, you will find that there are many out there. Since you have to present the completed version before you get paid, you can easily get scammed.