99 Great Reasons to be a Freelance Writer
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Karen Banes
September 2013
Contributor
Written by
Karen Banes
September 2013

I'm celebrating the last day of the back-to-school sale of my Kindle book How To Start Your Freelance Writing Career From Scratch today. It's on sale for just $0.99 this weekend and I've come up with 99 reasons to get your freelance writing career started, or keep working on it. I was surprised by how easy it was to think of good reasons to be a freelance writer. Here they are:


You can write about what you love.

You can find out more about what you love in the name of research.

You can read blogs and books about what you love (still research).

You can work from home.

You can forget about a stressful daily commute.

You don’t answer to a boss (though you do answer to your clients).

You can pick your clients (maybe not in the beginning but as you become more successful).

You can work in your pajamas, if you want to.

You can work naked, if you want to.

You can work in yoga pants and your comfiest, coziest sweater (my personal preference).

You can take a break when you want.

Due to current technology, it’s never been easier to start getting published.

Due to current technology, it’s never been easier to research material, find markets and contact expert sources.

Due to current technology, it’s never been easier to progress in your career, publish a book, or branch out to offer other services.

Your source of material is endless.

Your set-up costs are really low. How To Start Your Freelance Writing Career from Scratch will show you how to get started for free or nearly free.

You learn new things every day.

You have a legitimate reason to contact experts in your field.

Your hours are flexible.                                              

You can start part-time and fit your freelance hours around your other commitments.

You can specialize in your passions.

You can turn any interest you have into a publishing specialty. 

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