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Freelance Writing - A Rewarding Career- Part 1

Updated on August 4, 2012

Great way to make money online

Who would have ever thought back in the sixties and seventies of the last century that it would be possible for the modern man/woman to earn a decent income from the comfort of their own homes? Home-based businesses did exist then but they involved the completed work to be taken out to be marketed for the business to survive. But now, with the advancement of technology, everything from planning to preparation to payment has become an online process and the best example for this is online writing.

Internet-based businesses are attracting more and more people to the extent of doing away with their day jobs that are giving people the jitters due to the bad economy prevailing all over the world. I am sure no one works for others with all their willingness. They may have their own reasons for working under a demanding boss like family, school-going children and so many bills to pay month after month. If only they found a way to make money online how glad they would be to quit their dreary day jobs!

Freelance writing will not help you quit your job right away, but it certainly will prepare you to manage the extra expenses that your normal monthly income cannot afford. It has become as popular as it is today due to the boom in the internet development. Everyone is talking about online businesses, websites, website promotions and so on. There is plenty of scope for the freelance writer to make an extra income with a large section of the population offering writing work online.


How I got into freelance writing

Before actually going into the details of where to go online and find a writing job, let me briefly explain how I happened to enter this field. I spent fifteen years in an uninteresting banking job though the income from the job helped me maintain a good standard of living. How I wish I knew about this writing work before! I am happy that I got to know about it at some point in my life though a trifle late and I am very thankful. I quit my job due to rheumatoid arthritis and was looking for ways and means to compensate the huge loss incurred due to the absence of a fixed monthly income.

It was in 2007, six years after quitting my job, that I learned about online writing as a means to getting a decent income sitting at home. A friend asked me if I would do a small writing assignment for his friend in New Zealand and I promised to give it a try. I completed the project and much to my surprise, my client (of 5 years now) approved it and even had a word of appreciation for a job well done. My joy knew no bounds at the thought of getting many more such assignments from him. I hadn't even realized that I had this talent in me. Being a non-native English person, I was a little skeptical initially wondering if I would be able to do justice to the job and fulfill the expectations of my clients. Fortunately I have been quite successful working as a freelance writer and in the process making a considerable income from home. I would be very happy if this hub inspires writers starting out new in this field.

Benefits of writing online

  • You can work from the comfort of your own home
  • No more answering your boss, so less stress
  • No more commuting to the work place, so you get to save a lot of time
  • No fixed time for writing online, you can work anywhere and anytime with a laptop and an internet connection and of course an earnest will to work well
  • You don't have to worry about your children while at work; you can manage both family and work from the same place
  • No overheads such as commuting expenses
  • Your income will depend on the number of hours you are willing to devote to writing online
  • If writing is your passion, then you are very happy to spend your spare time usefully
  • You are able to contribute to the family income or take care of your personal expenses
  • You help your clients succeed in their business by doing a great writing job for them

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Work hard and be rewarded

It is a universal fact that you need to work hard to achieve your goals whatever they may be. Success comes with perseverance and sticking with what you believe in. Take as much information as possible from those who are already working in the writing industry and gain insight into the nuances of making a living working from home. I will discuss the websites that offer writing projects for a decent pay in my next hub.


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      Sheila 5 years ago from Surprise Arizona - formerly resided in Washington State

      Interesting hub and helpful to fellow hubbers. I am looking forward to reading more of your writing. Voted Up, interesting, and useful. Well done.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Very interesting and a pretty useful write. I too wish I'd known about online writing much earlier than I did. Better late than never though. I'll be checking your hub link to check on websites that offer writing work, Rema.

      This is indeed a very motivating hub and makes for compelling reading.

      Voting up/useful/interesting and sharing

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      stillwaters707 5 years ago from Texas

      Thanks for an encouraging hub. It's nice to know about the flexibility and low overhead.

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      Janelle 5 years ago from Houston

      Great hub! Writing is a great way for me to relieve stress. I love typing on my computer so writing a blog was the next obvious step for me. You are definitely right that it can give you a lot of freedom. I am not a person that can sit in front of a desk all day. Far to constricting but I do love writing while sipping my coffee and sitting in a comfortable place.

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      Ruchi Urvashi 5 years ago from Singapore

      Great work. I enjoy reading about women who choose to maintain their financial freedom by writing or any other good means. Voted up and sharing..

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      Rema T V 5 years ago from Chennai, India

      Hi Bill,

      I treasure your comments; so glad am I when such a great hubber like you visit my hub and give your feedback. I feel motivated more than ever before to do more on HubPages. Thanks very much Bill. Cheers, Rema.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      There is much I can learn from you my friend! I love your enthusiasm about your chosen career. I feel exactly the same way.

      Sending you blessings and happiness from the United States


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      Rema T V 5 years ago from Chennai, India

      Thank you girishpuri. Glad you found it useful. Cheers, Rema

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      Rema T V 5 years ago from Chennai, India

      Hi Angela, Nice to have you read my hub and comment. Thank you. Yes, there will be more information about freelance writing in the second part that will be published very soon. I'm sure you'll benefit from that. Cheers, Rema

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      Angela Brummer 5 years ago from Lincoln, Nebraska

      You are my angle and I would love to earn an income writing any additonal information you can offer is appreciated! :)

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      Rema T V 5 years ago from Chennai, India

      Thanks Debbie for taking the time to stop by and commenting. I too enjoy online writing so much that it has become an active part of my life. Cheers, Rema

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      I love writing on line. it has been slow getting started but now I would not give it up. thanks for a great hub


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      Girish puri 5 years ago from NCR , INDIA

      very useful share, i like few tips, thanks

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      Rema T V 5 years ago from Chennai, India

      Hi Nell,

      Thanks very much for the feedback. The very thought that we don't have to leave our home to make a living gives us a lot of relief because it makes our life easier. Cheers, Rema

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      Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

      Hi, I have found writing online has been really convenient for me too, its great just being able to write when you like and be at home, really interesting info, and thanks!