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26 Aug 10 3 Big Benefits of Becoming a Freelance Writer

Written by: bikram

People will cry out loud from their rooftop with a huge loudspeaker in their hands saying there is not enough money in freelance writing to make a career off it. These are either those who never tested the water, or those who failed in it because of either their ill-planning or because of their desire to make million bucks quickly — which anyway is not possible in any legitimate way.

In this article, I will talk about three big benefits that freelance writing career has to offer. I hope after knowing them you will stop paying attention to the naysayers.

Freedom and independence

Freedom and independence have more meaning for a freelance writer than it is for anyone else. Freedom for a freelance writer does not only mean freedom to work whenever he or she wants to, but it also means kind of writing gigs one want to choose, and how many hours one want to spend daily.

Beyond the obvious freedom that we have talked about above, a freelance writer also gets enough freedom to think about other parallel career. One can even start one’s own online business, or an online writing agency. A freelance writer has time and even freedom to do so.

Expertise and information product

You often learn in the process of writing — some from the research you conduct for the book, and some from the process of writing. And a lot of writing on one particular topic leads to increased control on the very topic, which if done for the longer period of time makes you an expert on the topic. You can use this expertise to create your own information product, which would give you a passive source of income.

Niche marketing and other income source

During the process of writing and researching, you may come across many untapped markets that have not been exploited yet. And as you are writing in that niche, you already have all the required expertise on the subject. You can convert this expertise into an ebook and create a passive source of income for you.

As I said, these are the big benefits of taking freelance writing. There are many smaller benefits, which you will find along the way.

Always remember, when writing you are not just churning content for your client, but you are also gaining experience and expertise in the niche. This will help you create passive sources of income for you.

Which other profession can give you this option? Will you still believe the naysayers?

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