23 Jan 2013
People might say that the work and life of a freelance writer is easy. This is because what they see is the relaxed or laid back side of the lifestyle of being one. However, if you look closer and dig deeper, you will learn that how to be a freelance writer is not exactly easy.
What some people do not see is the hard work and smart work that goes into the what freelance writers are doing. How to be a freelance writer means how to be a worker, a businessman, an artist and a manager. First, you have to start working for your writers' agency and clients. Then you have to do the math to be able to take care of the business side of things. Being a writer, you are also an artist as writing is an art. Lastly, you are the manager of your employee, businessman and artist side of you.
How to be a freelance writer can basically be done by being the four persons mentioned and it is both nice and difficult. Being an artist and a businessman at the same time is getting the best of two different worlds. These two worlds are opposites but you can get their best aspects by being a freelance writer. Generally, there is less opportunity for profit in art and there is less freedom to become artistic when it comes to business but you will be able to profit from our writing artistry by becoming a freelance writer.
Further, you should also know how to be a worker and your own manager. You can start by having the mentality of being a worker for your writers' agency and clients even though you are not exactly that. You are a professional who works with, not for, the agency and your clients. Then, you have to be your own manager.