Is Now the Best Time Ever to be a Freelance Writer?

Carol Tice

Sean Platt on why now is a great time for freelance writers. Makealivingwriting.com

Sean Platt

Content mills. SEO articles. Bidding sites. Lowball job ads that ask for “free samples.”

Do you think it’s the worst time to be a freelance writer?

Sean Platt doesn’t. I recently had the Ghostwriter Dad blogger on as a guest on one of the Den Meetings I hold for Freelance Writers Den members each week, and he shared his philosophy — that now is the best time ever to be a freelance writer.

His message was so inspiring, I really couldn’t get our talk out of my head.

I decided I just had to share it with everyone on this blog. I really want you to hear this. It’s going to change your outlook.

Why does Sean feel the skies have never been bluer for freelance writers? Take a listen to a short excerpt from our talk and find out.

Sean discusses how he went from foreclosure, financial stress, and writing the cheap key-word articles to being a six-figure copywriter — and how you can, too.

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4 Comments

  1. Bill Swan

    The trick is knowing what gigs are the ones to stay clear of. Once a writer can see the warning signs, making the money becomes easier.

    • Carol Tice

      Hi Bill —

      Your post linked above is interesting. Don’t know if you’ve ever seen my posts on how to scan the job ads to avoid scams. But I have a new feature coming to Freelance Writers Den that may interest you — a job-ad list weekly that screens out all the crap for you. Really excited to be adding that — think it’ll be a major timesaver.

  2. Ruth - Freelance Writing Blog

    This all makes so much sense. And I’m proud to say that since I left my ‘salaried’ day job five months ago, I’m on track to approach the six figure mark for the year. I think that your comments about expectations (you EXPECT your earnings to increase each year) are so true. I would just add that writing down those expectations and goals – somewhere that you can refer to every so often – just concretizes everything and makes it more likely to materialize.

    • Carol Tice

      That is AWESOME Ruth…going over to update your Den membership status to “expert”!

      I do find expectations are huge. So many writers I’ve mentored were making $20,000 a year…and they sort of felt like that’s what freelance writers make. Then they did 1-on-1 mentoring or the Blast-Off Class..and doubled it, and then doubled it again…and so on.

      My point of view is as a freelancer, MY EARNING POTENTIAL IS UNLIMITED. That’s the real thrill of being a freelancer! But if you have the starving-artist mentality, it seems most tend to earn much less.

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