Freelance Writing is where I’ve had the most success since I left corporate America to become a full-time writer-entrepreneur. Admittedly, I was rather clueless at first. I didn’t have a degree in journalism and hadn’t the foggiest idea on how or where to begin.
However, the following resources helped me launch a successful career as a freelance writer. My first month alone I netted over $500 working only 20 hours throughout the month. That’s an average rate of $25 an hour!
The truth is you, too, can easily have a successful career in freelance writing without a degree in journalism or a professional writing background. These freelance writing resources helped me and I promise they will help you, too. If you have any questions about these resources, please email me – firstname.lastname@example.org. I’m happy to help!
Get Started with a Blog
The biggest hurdle that keeps potential writers from pursuing a career or side hustle in freelance writing is the lack of a portfolio. Editors are going to want to see something you’ve written.
The good news is, now is easier than ever to show them that something with a blog!
To get started blogging, check out my Blogging Resources page. It has all the tools you need to launch a professional looking blog and web presence that will help you wow editors without a portfolio of bylines.
An Intro to Freelance Writing
30 Days or Less to Freelance Writing – Last December I enrolled in an E-Course to learn the ins and outs of starting my freelance career – where to look for gigs, how to pitch gigs, etc. A month later, I made over $500 as a direct result of the course. In my opinion, 30 Days or Less to Freelance Writing is the best course on the market to help launch a successful freelance career.
Getting Started in Travel Writing
Travel Blog Success – If your aim is to launch a travel writing career – and there’s a good chance that it is since you’re visiting my travel blog – then I highly recommend that you join Travel Blog Success. Remember that first client I mentioned above that netted me over $500 from in my first month? I found them on Travel Blog Success’s Jobs Board. For more details on all that Travel Blog Success offers from Curriculum to Affiliate Income to a Jobs Board, check out this in-depth blog post.
A Little Inspiration
48 Days to the Work You Love – I’m a huge fan of anything from Dan Miller over at 48 Days to the Work You Love. I find myself tuning into his podcast on a weekly basis for that added kick-in-the pants. I also enjoy his books like Wisdom Meets Passion and No More Dreaded Mondays. He helps free spirits like myself realize that we can make a living from our creative passions!