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How Freelance Writing Compares to your Last Office Job

Are you working as a full-time freelance writer? If so, I urge you to compare it to your last office job so you can see just how far you have come. This is something I do from time to time, even though I have not worked a “traditional job” for several years. It has been a while, but every time I look back it is easy to see just how lucky I am to be able to work as a full-time freelance writer.

When you compare freelance writing to your last office job you will immediately see many differences:

1. You are in control. This is the first thing that I always think about. As a freelance writer you are making every last decision. This sort of power makes me feel as if I am in charge of my future. The same cannot be said for my last office job. Chances are that you feel the same way.

2. The money is better. Does this hold true for your career? The answer usually depends on the stage of your freelance writing career. It took me three to four months to earn as much from freelance writing as I did in my past office job. I know freelance writers who have equaled their past pay quicker, as well as those who took longer. You should set income goals, but don’t let them totally define your success.

3. Freedom. Every freelance writer loves how much freedom this career offers them. You can work when you want, vacation when you want, sleep when you want, eat when you want, and see family when you want. As you can see, you can do what you want!

After you become a freelance writing success you should look back from time to time to see where you came from. This will give you a good idea of just how lucky you are to be working as a freelance writer.

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