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Why now is a Good Time to become a Freelance Writer

So many people want to become a freelance writer but never get started. They keep telling themselves that “now is not the time.” Making excuses is easy. There is no denying that it can be difficult to take a leap of faith and decide that now is the time to become a freelance writer. But if you have the courage, you will be taking the first step in finding a career that you truly enjoy.

Here are three reasons why now is a good time to become a freelance writer:

1. Your job may not be as secure as you think. This may or may not be the case with you – only you know where you stand with your employer. But remember, when you work as a freelance writer you don’t have anybody who can cut off your entire income within a matter of seconds. You are in charge of your career. For most, this is very refreshing.

2. There are many markets to get involved with. With so many clients out there you should be able to find a freelance writing niche that you enjoy. This can be anything from web content to feature articles to sales material and much more. Don’t let anybody tell you that the freelance writing industry is small; this is definitely not the case.

3. The potential for big money is available. You don’t have to stay put and get paid whatever your employer decides to offer. There is nothing wrong with the “security” of knowing that your paycheck is coming from the same place every month, for the same amount. But if you really want to take control of your income, becoming a freelance writer allows you to do just that.

Do any of these reasons hit home with you? If so, quit thinking about becoming a freelance writer and do something about it. 

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