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Work as a Part-time Freelance Writer

Even though working as a full-time freelance writer is the best career move I ever made, I realize that this is not something everybody can do. For this reason, I wanted to lend some information and advice on working as a part-time freelance writer. If you don’t have the time or motivation to work as a full-time freelance writer you can always do so as a “side job.”

Here are a few things to keep in mind if you are going to work in a part-time capacity:

1. If you are going to work a full-time job, in addition to being a part-time freelance writer, you need to have a lot of energy. I did this for a few months at the beginning of my career, and it was not easy. If you add other responsibilities to the equation, such as a family, you need to be careful that you do not burn out.

2. You can make money as a part-time freelance writer, but it will be difficult to pull in a full-time income. I am not saying it is impossible, because I know several part-timers who make big money. But for the most part you should realize that working less hours usually means making less money.

3. You need to leave time for other tasks such as marketing, accounting, etc. One of the biggest mistakes new part-time freelance writers make is believing they will only spend their time writing. Unfortunately, this is not the case. You need to become a professional at time management to ensure that you not only get your writing done, but that you leave time for drumming up new business, paying taxes, and all the other stuff that goes along with running your own business.

If you eventually want to work as a full-time freelance writer you may want to start out on a part-time basis to get your feet wet. In this case, keep the above information in mind. It should give you a good feel for what you will encounter as a part-time freelance writer.

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