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How to spice up your freelance writing career. Are you bored with your daily routine?

Updated on July 3, 2012

Do you ever get tired of your freelance writing routine?

By this, I mean: Do you ever wish you had something else to do? I do!

Lately, it feels like I've been in a rut when it comes to my writing career. It feels like I am doing the exact same thing every day, and although I am earning money, I want to do something new and different for a change.

Being a freelancer means that we can work as much as we want, and we can also switch up our work once in a while if we want to try something new and different. This can allow us to dip out feet into new territory in the freelance business, and see what else we like to do, besides our regular work routine.

So, How do we spice up our freelance career, and make more money in the process?

This is the question that every writer asks, and every person that wants more money wants to figure out.

Here are some Ideas!

Dip Your Feet Into Other Writing Options.

Are you a Blogger? Or a content Marketer?

Try something different, and see where that leads you!

When I first started to write for a living, I was strictly a blogger. I didn't do anything else but write on my blogs, and that's about it. I made money, yes. But not nearly enough to afford anything that I needed for both my son, and me.

After doing a lot of research, I found several websites that talked about all of the different kinds of jobs that there were online. From content Writer, to content Marketer, to ghost writer AND blogger and so on.. The LIST went on and on. So, I decided to look up a few other jobs, and surely enough, I found several jobs that not only did I LOVE but I WAS GREAT AT.

Moral of the story-Switch it up a bit!

Try doing different writing job. OR Work on other sites where you can expand your business knowledge and portfolio. This can also help you increase your chances at attracting High paying clients!

Do you own more than one Blog/ website?

If you do not, then why don't you work on it?

90 percent of freelancers who have more than one blog or website do not struggle as much to spice up their career.

If you only have one blog or website, you can always invest time to create a form of income to help you support the income that you have now. Once you own a single blog, it can be easier to start making money from a second blog. This will also help you find other projects or writing jobs that you might want to consider in the future.

You can use your second blog/ website for other Niches and make money from private clients.

Do some research and find out what else is out there! Then write about it!

At the beginning of this year, I was tempted to expand my writing career even more, and start and establish another website to help me attract even more private clients.

Here's the thing- I had NO idea what I was doing!

When I started getting cold feet when I thought about expanding my writing career, I then started to do A LOT of research, and immediately I found several websites and blogs such as: The smart passive income blog w/pat that helped me understand what I wanted to do, and gave me straight instructions on how to do it.

This alone helped me TREMENDOUSLY in every sense of business.

Doing research helped me a lot because I found out that many writers are finding new ways of making money online. From Selling E-books and mentoring other people (helping them develop their own businesses) to being affiliates to several websites, including Amazon and so on.

Today, there is no reason why you can not make the money that you want, and still have time to expand your business into other career paths. If you are a blogger, you can WRITE about your journey of how you are making the money that you are now, and create passive income from your blog(s).


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      Jessica Rangel 5 years ago from Lancaster, CA

      HallyZ: thank you for your comment! I'm glad you found this Hub Helpful. Reading other articles and commenting can definitely spice up your routine!

      nybride710: CONGRATULATIONS on the one year as a freelance writer! I remember when I celebrated my one year as a writer too! Proudest moment of my life! It does help when you have more than one project to do. It does spice up your career. Don't be afraid to try it!

      Good luck to you!

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      Lisa Kroulik 5 years ago from Minnesota

      I have been writing for a living for one year this month, and for the last two weeks I have really been struggling to stay focused. I know that I am bored, but I stick with it because it pays the bills and is reliable. Then I think that's no better than sticking with a boring office job for the same reason. You gave me some good ideas, thanks.

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      Hally Z. 5 years ago from Madison, Wisconsin

      Great content and links! I take a break from freelance writing by working on my novel and day-trading. Reading other people's blogs and content also helps me come up with new article ideas.