I heard on the news today that America is officially in a recession (like we needed the TV news to tell us). In spite of the economic outlook, I don’t think there has ever been a more lucrative time to be a freelance writer.
More and more writing opportunities are popping up all over the internet. I think the largest challenge for a freelance writer is to not overextend herself. (Read my post about spreading yourself too thin).
Just looking at my end of November numbers, my income has increased by 205% over last year. In the meanwhile, friends and relatives have to endure across the board salary cuts and precarious job security. I’ve been urging them to pick up the keyboard and hone their writing skills. Unfortunately, they prefer to complain about the recession.
You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him use a straw. Everyone has a choice to make. I choose to take advantage of the online writing opportunities to sure up my financial future. How about you?