Can You Make a Comfortable Living As a Freelance Writer?

Shelley Wenger
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To become more successful, many writers try to work with the same clients over and over. If you write for magazines, build a relationship with the editor so that you can write for them regularly.

If you write for businesses, make sure that they see the value in hiring you. Help them with more than one thing — their website, regular blogging, emails, pamphlets, and much more. The more valuable that you are, the more likely they will keep calling you, any time that they need something to be written.

It is also important to find ways to make passive money. What this means is that you make a product, whether it is a book or a video course, that brings you in money regularly, even while you sleep.

With a book, you write it once (though you should update it occasionally) and it gets sold over and over. With courses, you may have to help some students by answering questions, but you are going to be making money regularly, without much effort.

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Shelley is a small town farm mom of two boys. She is a veterinary technician, so she is proud to write about all kinds of animals and their care. She also loves to write about writing, running a business, working from home, and much more.

Glenville, PA

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