Are you looking to make money on your writing, free up your time and give yourself more time for personal projects? If you answered yes, you should consider the benefits of becoming a freelance writer. A freelance writer is a writer that writes specific types of content for businesses. This can include blog posts, webpages and short and long-form articles and listicles for a variety of industries, including heating and cooling (HVAC), plumbing, electrical, home remodeling, landscaping, food, travel and service industries, like insurance, banking and finance.

1. Commuting

The first benefit is that you are not going to have to spend your morning commuting to work, because you will be working from home. Therefore, you will be able to decide how you want to spend your mornings instead of spending it in your car, in heavy traffic or dealing with torrential downpours, snow and ice. If you have to take a bus or train to get to work, you're going to notice even more benefits. you won't have to pay for your bus trip or for a bus or train pass. You won't be crammed into a seat with several other people (possible sick, dirty and or stinky) crammed around you, and you won't have to fight to get on and off the bus or train.


2. Apparel

The second benefit is that you don't have to worry about what you are going to wear to work. There is no need to wear a tie that is going to choke you or a suit or dress that is uncomfortable. Instead, you can wear what's most comfortable to you. If that jeans and a t-shirt, no one is going to care. you'll also notice a dramatic decrease in your wardrobe costs because you won't have to constantly upgrade and update your wardrobe in order to stay relevant and hip.

3. Office

The third benefit is that you are not going to have to suffer through co-workers that you don't like or the politics of the office. There are a lot of places in the world where you are going to have to put up with people that you don't like. But when you are stuck in a small place in cubicles with these people, it can make matters much worse. As a freelance writer, you will have the freedom to pick who you want to work with and who you don't. You also have the option of working anywhere in your home or apartment. many beginning freelancers choose to work on the couch or at their kitchen table with their laptop. Some even choose work in coffee shops and restaurants that offer free WiFi.

4. Hours

The fourth benefit is the work hours that are not only flexible but they are also adjustable. This means that you can decide how many hours a day that you want to work. This is going to be very important if you are a mother that needs to take her children to school or to the many things that they might be involved in during the day. The best part is that you have the power to take breaks whenever you want to or if you want to stay up all night working.

5. Job security

The fifth benefit is that you are always going to have a job. This is something that a lot of people are going to appreciate when there are a lot of companies that are laying off people or when the country is in a recession, which seems to happen every 7 to 10 years. There are a lot of opportunities as a freelancer to stay competitive as long as you are willing to broaden your skills and expand your industry knowledge. You can also spend your time looking for other platforms where you can ply your skills.  In the beginning, you may consider freelancing for Textbroker, which is a great place to brush up on your skills and expand your knowledge quickly.  Textbroker also has the added benefit of editor notes.  While the editors are responsible for your start rating, they can also provide helpful tips and tricks on grammar and punctuation. (Sidenote: Starting on December 31 for existing authors and right now for new authors, Textbroker will no longer pay writers via PayPal. Instead, they have mentioned they will be moving to Payoneer.) As you gain experience, you may consider moving on to platforms like nDash, UpWork and Writer Access.  Once you are confident in your freelancing skills, you may want to post gigs in Fivrr or purchase your own personal freelancing domain and hosting package and starting your own freelancing website to ply your services.

6. Boss

The sixth benefit is that you are going to have the ability to be your own boss. Of course, this is something that you are going to know when you are wanting to become a freelance writer. Basically, you are going to be running your own company without having to worry about anyone else telling you what to do and when to work. This is one of the best ways that you are going to be able to learn a better sense of direction, purpose, and focus. All of the things that you need in order to be successful.