There are a lot of reasons why working from home as a freelance writer is great. The reasons vary from person to person and these are just a few, but they are definitely some of the best.
Make Your Own Hours
Though there are exceptions, most freelance writers who work from home make their own hours. For most jobs if you want to work all night and turn in your work in the morning, this isn’t a problem.
If you like to start your day out early and turn in your work in the afternoon, this is typically just as fine. In addition to deciding when to work, you can also decide how much to work. For the most part in the world of online freelancing there is plenty of work and a lot of flexibility for a freelance writer.
If you want to take a week off or sleep in on a Monday this is usually quite easy to arrange without issue. If you want to work forty hours one week and then scale back the next week, simply take on less work. It is all possible in the world of freelance writing.
Though it isn’t the optimal situation for everyone, parents of young children can typically work their schedule so that they can write and still make sure their children are cared for at home. This not only allows children to stay home with their parents but it also saves the parents money on babysitting and daycare.
Decide Your Income
For the most part freelance writing pays out what you put in. This works in two ways. In the first sense you are able to take on as much or as little work as you see fit, so you are already making a financial decision right there.
The other way that this works is that you are able to set your price for most jobs and even for set price work there are a wide range of pay levels for a freelance writer.
So once you have gained a little bit of experience and developed some references you can refuse to work below a certain price and you will probably find enough work to fill your needs—as long as the price isn’t too ridiculous.