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Advantages of Being a Freelance Writer

Over the last decade, ‘freelancing’ has become increasingly popular. According to recent statistics, over 53 million people are doing freelance work in the U.S.; while in Europe, freelancers are the fastest-growing group in the labor market. Even in Japan, freelance has become very common — today, 3.4 million people in the Asian country work as freelancers.

The crescent popularity has a lot to do with the fact that ‘freelancing’ comes with a plethora of benefits. Surely, every job has its pros and cons, and being a freelancer is no exception. However, as an experienced freelance writer on, I can tell you the role comes with many benefits.

Below a list of the top advantages of being a freelance writer:


Freedom is possibly the most significant benefit of being a freelance writer and undoubtedly one of the biggest motivators for quitting a 9 to 5 job. One of my favorite parts of being a freelance writer is being able to decide my work schedule and how much time I spend on a given project. As long as you can manage your time efficiently, you can pay the bills while still enjoying the life you have outside of work. So, if your kid has a dance recital or you wish to go on vacation, you can!

No Commuting

Being a freelance writer means you can work from virtually everywhere. As long as you have a computer (or a pen and a piece of paper), you can write. It may seem silly, but the average American spends 10 hours a week commuting to and from work. Moreover, according to recent statistics, people spend between $500-$1,000 in transportation. Thus, imagine all the money and time you can save within a year.

Learning New Things

As a freelancer, you will be asked to write about many different topics. As a result, you will continually learn new things. For instance, I would not know much about Bitcoin, Crowdfunding, or Internet Security if it wasn’t for my work. Now, not only do I know about these trends, but I also enjoy them!

Income Security 

It may not feel like it at the beginning, but after a while, you will understand that as a freelancer, you have more income security. Once you have your career established, you will see that most of the time your income is entirely up to you. In other words, you can set your rates and choose which jobs are worth your time. Furthermore, there is a higher earning potential given that you do not have a capped salary as you would in a regular job.

Additionally, your ‘eggs’ are not all in the same basket. Meaning that, contrary to other jobs, if you are laid off or if a client ends your contract, you will not lose 100% of your income.

Creative Outlet

Last, but not least, freelancing is also a synonym of diversity. You can explore different areas or even work on several projects at the same time. As a result, you are never stuck on just one thing. More so, as a freelancer, you are also able to continually pitch new ideas to clients allowing you to exploit your full potential. Or even look for passive income ideas on the side.

As you can see, being a freelance writer comes with a ton of benefits that ultimately allow you to grow both as a person and as a professional.