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7 Reasons to Be a Freelance Writer ...

By Melanie

I probably am not the first one to say this, but I hate getting up in the morning and driving to work just to make someone else look better. Only to find that there is a traffic jam and getting their at 7am is not possible. Then, when you walk through the door, you are faced with the big boss jumping down your throat about coming in three minutes too late. Well, all of these thoughts have led me to 7 reasons to be a freelance writer and open up my own business – ContentWritersRevenue…

7 Work from Home

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Because you are a freelance writer, you will be free to work from home. How many of you out there have always dreamed of working from home? Well, if you have a love for writing, then freelance writing can make it possible. There are plenty of clients out there wanting articles for article marketing.

6 No Alarm Clock

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Beep, beep, beep…BAM! I hate alarm clocks. What about you? When you hear that annoying sound every morning, this means that your time of sleeping is over. You are awaken by that annoying sound every morning. This means that it is time for you to get up and go please your boss and hope that you do everything just to his or her likings during the day.

5 You’re Your Own Boss

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Do you know that big, grumpy boss we keep mentioning? Well, because you are a freelance writer, you will no longer have to work for him or her. You will no longer have to answer to them. Although, you are going to have clients/customers. This means that there are still going to be deadlines to do and high quality work to be done. Freelance writing is not an easy job by any means, especially if you are like me and do it full-time. However, it is much better than getting up every morning and having to dress up to go to work.

4 You Make as Much Money as You Want

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Yes, this is one of my favorites. You can make as much money as you like. For all of those people that say freelance writing is a scam, I have some news for you… it’s not and I am living proof of it. I am sure there are many reading this post right now that are freelance writers, so do me a favor and back me up on this one. Tell everyone that it does exist, that you can make money from it. Speaking in money, I started out making 100.00 a week. Yay, right? Well, that was six years ago, I’m 25 now and I can make over 800.00 a week. Isn’t that really something? It is all done from my home. Of course, it requires my hard work, but the hard work pays off in the end.

3 You Get to Spend Time with Your Kids

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One of the things I like the most about being a freelance writer is the fact that I get to spend time with my kids. Unlike if I were to go to work. I would not be able to look up from the computer and smile at my daughter or husband. Oh yeah and my husband works right beside me, doing the same thing as me. That is another plus.

2 You do Not Have to Hire a Babysitter

I have saw many nanny cams online that showed bad babysitters hitting and slapping kids. There have even been babysitters who have kidnapped the kid or worse. I just do not want to leave my child in the hands of a babysitter, no matter how well I may think I know them. The only ones, other than husband that I truly trust with my child are my mom and dad and that is all. There are a lock of sick people out there. Do you want to leave your child in their hands?

1 Writing is Fun

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Last, but certainly not least, writing is fun! If you have always had a love for putting words in a word document, then you are going to love being a freelance writer. You will not only be working from home, but you are going to have a job you love. Now, that is living life to the fullest!

Of course, it is important to make sure you have a PayPal account so that you get paid. While Freelance writing does exist, you could easily fall victim to someone who takes your articles. Make sure you go for a reliable company and check them out on the Internet. For me, type in ContentWritersRevenue in Google search and you will come up with all kinds of my stuff. So, what do you think? Is freelance writing something for you? Give it a try! I know I accept new writers every day…

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