Can Work at Home Moms Become Freelance Writers?
Working at home as a self-employed writer, known as a "freelance writer" is one of the
most rewarding work at home jobs that a work at home mom can do. Being a freelance writer
has for the most part been a work at home business, and now that working at home is
becoming more popular with moms who are searching for a way to make money at home, there
have been more writers who have started a "freelance writing" business. If this sounds
like something you may be interested in, and you have good writing skills, perhaps this
could be what you've been searching for.
Working at home as a independent writer is simple to get started, all you actually will
need to do is go on the internet and research writing jobs, and once you find one that you
are interested in, follow the instructions given to apply for that job. I know you are
probably thinking you can't be an independent writer because you have no writing
experience, but that's not true, there are many people who have started their own writing
business, and they had no experience at all.
Although experience is not needed, you will be required to have an Internet connection,
satisfactory writing skills. As a independent writer, you will be working your own hours
and you choose what jobs you want to do. No matter what writing job you are working on,
you will always have a deadline given to you to complete the work. You can apply for as
many writing jobs as you want, but never take on too much, because you don't want to get
overloaded and not be able to complete the work.
If you are a stay at home mom, you need to put aside the time that you will need to
complete the writing jobs that you have accepted. When you complete the work in the time
frame given, and the employer of the job is happy with your work, this may lead to
additional writing jobs for you, and they could also refer you to someone, which again
could lead to more jobs.
Freelance writing can broken down into three specific areas: writing for print, writing
for the web and blogging. Although blogging is technically writing for the web, there are
a lot of differentiations that establish it different from other web writing jobs.
Writing for print is what people typically think of when they hear the term "freelance
writer." Work at home moms who write for the print markets will want to first build a
reputation as dependable and experienced writer. If you've never written for the print
markets before, it is best that you start with smaller, local publications and then work
your way up from there. You'll need to find publications that are accepting "new writers."
When you find a publication that is accepting new writers, you could write a letter
introducing yourself and a pitch for a story idea.
The only bad thing about writing for print is the period of time between writing and
the time it takes to get paid, which can be a few months after completing the job. For a
lot of work at home moms, this is a not a good idea for them. Writing for the web, is the
better option for many work at home moms since they are able to work from home and get
compensated as soon at they complete the work.