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I’m a freelance writer and an opinion journalist.  Decades ago, being a freelance writer meant working as a free agent in a particular genre of writing.  A freelance writer may have worked as a sub-contractor for newspapers, magazines, or another, rather specific, field.  Today’s freelance writing is far removed from that of the past.  We’re still free agents, or sub-contractors, if you will, but we’re actually required to produce a somewhat different product than we once were.  The key to today’s freelancing is versatility.


With the internet opening up new avenues for freelancers, the possibilities are endless – for the right writers.  Look, not everyone can write.  Yet, the internet gives people the opportunity to recreate themselves on a whim.  It’s easy to call yourself a writer and far more difficult to produce the goods.  And, if you’re not willing to devote a great deal of time and effort into the biz, find another line of work.


So, as a very versatile freelance writer, here’s what I have to say to all the aspiring freelancers out there.  Watch and learn.  If you’re really any good at writing, you can make a living as a freelancer.  If, however, you’re just a writer wannabe, don’t waste your time, the buyer’s time, or the time of those of us left to pick up the mess you’ve created.  Writing is a job – a great job, sure – but a job nonetheless.  Treat it as such and you’ll find it’s a very rewarding way to do business. 




But, I don’t have all the answers either.


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