freelance vs full time

How to Become a Freelance Writer — Even if You’re Living Paycheck to Paycheck

Leap into freelancing — even if you’re broke.

I didn’t plan on leaving my job to become a freelance writer with next to no money and my 6-year-old laptop.

I had a 5-year goal to become a “real” writer, but my plans had to change. I was too tired and burned out with my career in addiction services — my stress level reached a point where it started affecting both my physical and mental health.

When I talked about quitting my job to write, people thought I was crazy. Maybe I was. I had less than $500 in my savings account, a house, a car payment, and three kids. My husband was a year into his business and barely turning a profit.

The time seemed anything but right, yet I made it work. My kids didn’t starve, my car wasn’t repossessed, and over a year later, I’m still writing full time.

Here are my tips on how to become a full-time freelance writer without a safety net:

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I Quit My Job to Be a Freelance Writer: What Was I Thinking?

By Teressa Campbell Do you dream of the day when you can quit your day job and devote yourself to full time freelance writing? I did, too. So one day, I did it. I quit my $80k salary + benefits

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Full-Time Job vs Freelance Writing: Doing the Math

How much do you need to earn as a freelance writer? Often, I hear from writers who think if they can just replace the hourly rate they got at their day job with an equivalent hourly rate as a freelancer,

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