Is anyone else a freelance writer?

@raineyes (561)
United States
December 6, 2010 9:17pm CST
I am, and I love my job, but it's tough work and it's hard to make a decent amount of money doing so. I work as a freelance writer, because I am in college and it suits me best right now, being able to work on my own time. I have articles published here http://www.contributor.yahoo.com/user/840744/morgan_stockton.html and several other places, if you would like to see, as well as other places. I would love to hear other freelance writers stories, tips, what you love, what you hate, etc.
5 responses
• Philippines
7 Dec 10
i also have links to my articles...been writing for a couple of months already so i could no longer count all the articles i have written...its exhausting but fun and challenging at the same time...you get to learn a lot of things as well...correct?
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@raineyes (561)
• United States
8 Dec 10
Same, that one link I put up was just a place where I submit articles to as a collection. But yeah, you get to learn about a lot of things. Lots and lots of things. Do you write for anyone in specific?
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• Philippines
9 Dec 10
hi...yeah i write for somebody...so i don't really own my writing,...but since i have spare time, i would like to write for myself and earn a little extra...is that possible? how do you get your earning? i don't understand how it works? people view your articles and you get paid? how? do you have your own website?...thanks much for the reponse
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@raineyes (561)
• United States
9 Dec 10
You can right for lots of different places and people. Search around for listings and apply to jobs. It's hard work. You can also write for places like Associated Content, which I also do, where you submit articles for small upfront payments and get paid 1.50 per thousand page views. After you get so many page views, they amount paid per thousand starts to go up.
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@peavey (16876)
• United States
9 Dec 10
I'm a freelance writer and have been for quite some time. I am now mostly retired, but can't resist writing something now and then. I have a blog where I highlight some of my work (in my profile). I like not having to get up at a specific time and being able to work as I feel up to it and have time to concentrate without interruptions. The best tip I can give you is to write, write, write. The more you write, the better you become and the better you are, the more opportunities open to you.
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@raineyes (561)
• United States
9 Dec 10
This is one-hundred percent true. I completely agree with this statement.
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@greenline (14864)
• Canada
12 Dec 10
Writing has been my hobby since my college days, and is still is. I can very well understand that writing is a nice way of spending spare time for students. One can make some earning while enjoying what one likes to do. I am continuing with freelance writing, writing articles, short stories, reviews, and so on, at online sites. Have a nice time freelance writing !
• Philippines
7 Dec 10
hey buddy...count me in...i am a writer too...yeah love the job but hate it as well...love it because i could actually work and earn without leaving the house but hate that i do 14 articles in 8 hours...really exhausting...:(:)
@zapatee (477)
• Philippines
13 Dec 10
read a lot, write a lot, and study how successful writers write and sell their books or articles. you can also try to search for good topics that will get more views and let you earn more. writing is hard work when the articles you need to come up with are needed to be of good quality. good luck!