The internet has made it much easier for freelance writers to earn a substantial income. With a little planning and persistence, a freelance writer can develop more writing opportunities than there is time to meet all of the writing obligations. A wise freelance writer can build a writing business so that she will never have to look for another writing gig if she doesn’t want to.
There are many ways to set up a home freelance writing business, and I’m going to share my method with you. As the saying goes, ‘there is more than one way of skinning a cat, ‘so realize this is just one of many ways to earn substantial, consistent internet income.
First of all, become a freelance writer if you love to write. I’ll say it again; become a freelance writer if you love to write. Don’t do it for the money because it will quickly become an unpleasant chore. If your goal is to earn substantial income through the internet with your writing skills, you’ll be spending a lot of time writing. If you don’t like to write, stop now and find another way to earn money by doing something you enjoy (that’s one of the big secrets to becoming wealthy – do something you enjoy).
Secondly, as a freelance writer you should constantly hone your craft. If you enjoy writing, this step will be easy. Read writing books, comb the internet to find sites about writing, join writing forums. If your writing is peppered with grammatical and spelling errors, it will be difficult for any editor to take you seriously.
Third, as a freelance writer, you must write. Write daily. The way to improve any skill is to do it over and over again. Tiger Woods became a golf champion because he spent hours upon hours practicing his craft. The more you write, the better you’ll get. The better you get, the more confidence you’ll have in your writing. The more confidence you have, the easier it will be for you to go and find writing gigs. The more writing gigs, the more money you earn. There’s no secret here, just common sense.
Now it’s time to to out and earn money. A great thing about becoming a freelance writer is that you can do it part time while still maintaining your day job. It takes some time to develop a flow of income, so unless you’ve stored up a large nest egg which will allow you to write full time, don’t quit your day job just yet.