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Freelance Writing Advice- When to Quit Your Day Job

Updated on August 29, 2009

Work For Yourself From Home

So You Have Decided to Quit Your Day Job?

When most people start up as a freelance writer they tend do it on the side as a way to earn a little extra cash.  One of the key turning points in a Freelance Writers career is when they decide to quit their day job to work for themselves full time.  While Getting Started as a Freelance Writer is pretty easy to do, earning enough to quit your day job can be pretty hard.

The reasons for becoming full time self emplyed as a writer can vary greatly, you may simply be earning enough, you may hate the hours of your day job or life may just have thrown you a curve ball that grants you the opporunity to start a new life.

For myself, I always planned to be freelance, but a move to America with my girlfriend gave me an amazing opportunity to work freelance full time and leave my day job behind!

Advice on Quitting Your Day Job to Become a Freelance Writer

When you make that fateful move to become a freelance writer full time, without the support of a day job income, you are making a huge change in your life style.

  • No more fixed hours, work when and where you want.
  • No more boss, you manage yourself!
  • Earn for your work, the harder you work, the quality of your work means the more you earn!

While you will have to exert steel self control to ensure you work hard enough, you will suddenly find yourself with a greatly improved quality of life! You can pick up some great information on Clearview Writings Freelance Writing Advice!

When you quit your day job the most important thing to remember is self control, make sure you do the work you need to. This can help you to increase your workload and income!

Maintain a portion of your day for recruiting new clients, or increasing your own website portfolio!

Increase your client base and sell your services as a freelance writer at sites such as Digital Sale Forum

Don't over-work yourself, there may be times in your career where you are flat out broke, but remember that things will get better, by stressing yourself and working yourself too hard you may find that you lose your passion for writing!

When you come to quit your day job remember some important things,

Don't burn your bridges, writers fall on hard times, you may have to return to the working world one day!

Only quit your day job when you can affford to do so!

Take opportunities, sometimes you get lucky in life, if you get an opportunity, take the risk, it can pay dividends!

Stock up your savings, work is not always plentiful in the freelance writing world, save hard to get you through rough patches!

Increase your own website portfolio, getting a passive income from advertisers such as Google Adsense can be a great income boost

And finally work on what you love, don't struggle with unfamaliar subjects, remember you became a full time freelance writer to work on what you love!

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      BeatsMe 6 years ago

      It takes guts to quit your day job for freelance writing. But I guess it's always best to take a second look at what you're about to do before you do it. Some people eventually make it in the writing business though.

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      thisisoli 8 years ago from Austin, Texas (From York, England!)

      Indeed! You should always aim for what you want, and freelance writing is a great way to kick of self employment!

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      Cris A 9 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      I quit my day job to become an online junkie. And I'm happy. Besides i worked in the saltmine for more than a decade so it's high time that I do something I really like. :D

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