I searched the internet for over a year trying to find a way I could work from home. No one wants to share their secrets though. I found people saying how they worked from home and made over 100,000 dollars in a year but didn’t want to say how. So I am writing this article to tell you exactly how to earn a living as a freelance writer.
First of all you need to simply search the internet for websites that pay authors for their articles. A simple get paid to write articles should do it. Then you need to begin writing as many articles as you can. Write whenever something pops into your mind. Write what you are passionate about because you will need sample articles at some point and time. You can also go onto freelance job boards and start looking for article writing jobs.
Now it usually takes me about 15- 20 minutes to write an article. Having not written for a few months due to illness and actually just starting out before that I generally make about 7-9 dollars per article. I try to write as many as I can but am currently only doing about 4 per day. This is obviously not enough, I am trying to work up to where I am writing at least 8-9 articles per day which should take me at most three hours per day.
If you want to earn a living freelance writing, you need to dedicate at least 8 hours per day to writing. So imagine that, if you simply wrote articles for 8 hours a day, and sold them for 7 dollars per article, you could earn around 120 dollars per day or around 15 dollars an hour all just from working at home. Now I do other things besides write articles. I also ghostwrite books, eBooks, and blog posts for my clients. I edit and proofread for some clients. The point is to stay focused and look at this as a job.
If you really focus on earning a living as a freelance writer, it really is possible to do it. It may seem difficult at first to come up with ideas about what to write about and you may face writers block at times, but if you stick with it and work hard it really is possible to earn a living as a freelance writer. Signing up for several different sites will keep you busy or going to freelance job boards to find work will also ensure you have plenty of work to do. So, when you are out there searching for a way to make money from home, remember that it really is possible and with a little dedication, you can be making more working from home than you ever did working for someone else.