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May 2, 2019

5 Benefits of being freelance writer

With every new technological advancement come jobs that were unimaginable to the previous generations.

Just as we had to get used to the notion of the printing press and combustion engine, so to do we have to get used the newest of the technological steps, internet.

With the internet came a whole array of new jobs that are hard to define or explain to someone who is not familiar with them.

Being a social media manager or a Youtube influencer will seem strange to anyone born before 1960.

But there are jobs that are combinations of new technology and traditional skills. And one such job is being a freelance writer.

So, let us look into all the benefits of being a freelance writer in order to better figure out what that job entails.

Top benefits of being a freelance writer

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Freedom of being freelance


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There are only a handful of jobs that have the same freedom as freelance writers have.

The word freelance comes from the medieval term of being a freelance knight. Freelance kights were knights who weren't committed to a single lord. Ergo, their lances were free.

Didn't know that one did ya? Well, you better get used to finding out stuff like this if you want to be a freelance writer. One of the benefits of such a job is the freedom that few other jobs have.

If you are masterful at creating interesting and/professional texts about topics that you are not completely familiar with, being a freelance writer is the job for you.

Your freedom means that you will often change the topics of your interest and constantly find new information that your current employer would like people to know about.

So enjoy your freedom, but remember that it comes at the cost (or benefit) of constantly learning new stuff.

Always learning

"What do you mean always learning? Surely I can learn about a certain topic and then write about it for years!" Sure you can. But, that is not being free, now is it.

Understand that while people often consider freedom as one of the benefits of being a freelance writer, they often forget that it comes at a cost.

Now, as far as we are concerned, being forced to always learn new and interesting stuff online is a huge benefit.

By doing so you'll be keeping your mind sharp and fresh. You will force yourself to leave your comfort zone and enrich your mind with new ideas. But, not everyone is willing to do so.

Certain people like to stay within their little niche and never leave it. And, while this is certainly reasonable, it is not an attitude a freelance writer should have.

In order to do this job, you need to be brave and tackle things that you don't understand. Remember, you've inherited your title from medieval knights, so you better act like it.

Working from home

But, apart from new ideas, being a freelance writer doesn't come with any other major excitements. Most of your work you will do from your home laptop, both when investigating and writing.

But, in this lack of excitement lies another one of the benefits of being a freelance writer, and that is working from home.  Do you hate getting stuck in traffic? Do you absolutely despise suffering the morning commute? 

Are you tired from taking the bus or metro just so you can sit for the next eight hours? Well, you can forget about all of that if you work as a freelance writer.
Working from home is one of the benefits of being a freelance writer
Being able to work from home is one of the biggest benefits of being a freelance writer.
Most freelance writers work from their homes. This means that you avoid all the drudgery and boredom of an office job. 

Have a quick article to write? Great! Sit down for a couple of hours and write it. 

Are you moving to NYC or you choose to call Wellington your hometown? No problemo. 

Simply call reliable movers and organize your relocation with them. With their help, you'll be able to relocate and not lose any freelance work while doing so.

Flexible working hours

Do you know what is another common benefit of working as a freelance writer? Having flexible hours. Most articles and essays that you have to write will come with a deadline.

But, what that means is that you can write whenever you feel like it, as long as you finish before the deadline.

Prefer to work during the night? Go ahead.

Feel like leaving your work for the last minute so that the adrenaline will kick in? Knock yourself out. Whatever way you find in which you will be most productive is the way you should use.

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Prefer working during the night? No problem. 
There is no boss here to tell you how and when to work. There is only you and the time you have to deal with the subject at hand

Feel like enjoying one of the many many benefits of living in South Florida and spend warm summer months on the beach? Go right ahead. 

No need to spend sunny days cooped up in an office if you don't have to.

Interesting topics

Using the internet to learn is a skill that is going to be more and more useful. As the internet has become so present in our lives, being able to use it properly is a valuable skill that not many people will have. But, one of the benefits of being a freelance writer is that you will learn how to use the internet efficiently.

As you will soon find out, the internet is one of the best places to learn, if you know how. Buy being forces to filter out and absorb valuable information you will acquire skills that will help you learn anything that you need, once the time comes.

So, do not underestimate the importance of being able to find valuable information online. Be thankful for what freelance writing will teach you.

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