How many writers do you know who do freelance work? 1? 2? Or none? Well if your like me most writers do their writing as a second job and don’t get paid. So to any untrained eye this would appear to be a hobby. What? No way! I work too hard and long for my writing career to be considered a hobby.
So how to break the mold and make a career out of writing? Easy… get published! Well okay enough with the sarcasm. It is not easy to get published, let alone get an agent to even LOOK at your work. So the alternative is to become a freelance writer.
The website Freelance Writing Jobs at http://www.freelancewritinggigs.com/ is a good place to begin.
This website can help you locate the job that is right for you. Everyone has to start somewhere, because we can’t all become famous authors with our first book.
Build up your skills writing for different companies. Learn new talents and make connections and get a great looking resume. Every literary agent and publisher wants to see a little writing experience behind newbies. Then when your book is published you can give credit to your experience as a freelance writer.
Not every path to glory is set in stone. Take the road less traveled and become richer for it.