When people find out I’m a freelance writer I typically get a combination of three types of responses:
I love working as a writer and many of the things I have done throughout my career. It’s been an unconventional, wild ride with many ups and downs, but I still feel really good about my decision to be a freelance writer. During my time as a freelancer, I have learned some valuable lessons—often through trial-and-error. For anyone considering being a freelancer or struggling with working from home, here are a few of the things that I found usefully:
Have a thought, question, or your own personal story about working as a freelancer? Feel free to leave it in the comments section below.
GRETCHEN IS A WRITER-BASED IN PORTLAND, ORE. SHE GOT HER START AS A JOURNALIST WORKING ON THE SUSTAINABLE FASHION AND RESTAURANT BEAT BEFORE MOVING INTO COPYWRITING AND ADVERTISING WORK. SHE CURRENTLY BLOGS AND WORKS AS A FREELANCE WRITER.