The Best Things About Being a Freelance Writer
"Why do you like writing so much? It reminds me of being back in school."
"How do you have the patience to sit and write for hours? I would be way too distracted."
"It sounds so boring having to research stuff you don't know and then write about it. Snore."
"Would you ever go back to a having a real job again? Don't you miss having coworkers and an office?"
Ah, comments writers frequently face. I get it. Had I not been a total bookworm and obsessive writer in high school, I'd probably ask freelance writers the same questions now.
So why do I do this? Here are some of my favorite things about freelance writing.
I get to research and learn about a lot of different topics when I write for clients, some of which I wouldn't have read about myself.
Different clients and document types means I get to flex different writing skills.
There's a sense of accomplishment that comes with finishing a piece, especially if it was a tough project.
...and I'll know I did it all on my own! Having independence feels totally freeing.
I get exposed to different opinions, mindsets and cultures when meeting and writing for new clients.
...and since almost all of this is done remotely, I can do this while hanging out at home in yoga pants.
What do you think, fellow writers and freelancers? What are your favorite parts of your job?