Most people dream of quitting their corporate job and going out to see the world. Unfortunately, they have no idea how to turn this fantasy into reality. You may be one these people. If so, this article is for you.
I’m about to show you how to make money as a location independent writer.
Freelance writing is a great way to fund your adventures.
It’s a business that costs nothing to start, and lets you work anywhere in the world. As long as you have some downtime and an Internet connection, you can make a living as a writer.
I know because I’ve done this for years,
And in that time, I’ve traveled to dozens of countries. Mexico, Jamaica, Columbia, Thailand, Vietnam, and a bunch of other places too.
And once you’re a freelance writer, you can do the same.
How Much Can A Location Independent Writer Make?
Believe it or not, but many people make more as part-time freelance writers than they ever did at a 9 – 5 job. With the right clients, you’ll easily earn $25 to $50 an hour. And that’s the low-end.
I’ve had clients pay me $250 – $500 for projects that took one afternoon to complete.
That’s more than most lawyers make.
Of course, everyone’s earnings vary. But, if you’re smart, you can do well for yourself. Even landing one or two “big money” clients often earns you an extra $20,000 or $40,000 a year.
Where To Make Money As A Location Independent Writer
(My “Office” In Vietnam)
In order to make money freelancing, you need to find clients. To do this, you have two options:
- Look for work online.
- Network in real-life.
Finding work through the Internet is easy. And there are many websites specifically dedicated to freelance work. The most popular of these are:
Networking in real-life is also easy. Almost every major city has job fairs, conferences, and industry-specific conferences you can attend. Additionally, you can go to your local Chamber of Commerce and ask if any businesses are in need of a professional writer.
All these methods are effective. I’ve met clients through each of them.
Additionally, you can mix and match strategies. There’s nothing wrong with networking face-to-face, while also finding clients online. In fact, this is a great way to maximize your exposure and get tons of job opportunities.
Best Books On Freelance Writing
In terms of content, this article is just the tip of the iceberg. If you’re serious about becoming a freelance writer, I recommend reading the following books.
Each title is by an expert, and you’ll gain million-dollar insights into every aspect of this industry. From getting work to setting your hourly rates. Reading even one of these books can significantly boost your income, adding tens of thousands of dollars to your annul earnings.
That’s a pretty good rate of return, right?
Anyway, here are the best books of freelancers:
This is the best book for freelance rookies. Follow the steps laid out in here and you’ll be well on your way to earning at least $50 an hour by the end of the year.
Copywriting (the art of selling through print) is a highly sought after skill. Some of the most successful copywriters even charge as much as $50,000 a day for their services. This book shows you how to break into the world of copywriting, and it’s a great road map for creating your first six-figure writing business.
This is an excellent book on everything writing. You’ll learn about numerous job opportunities, finding markets that best suit you, and building your personal brand. It’s a very comprehensive book.
This isn’t a writing book, but it is a title every freelancer should read. Book Yourself Solid is all about selling yourself and your services. In it, you learn networking strategies for finding the best possible clients. This is a great book for building up your freelance empire and shows you exactly how you can attract the best (and most profitable) customers to your business.
I suggest reading every book on this list. And as you make your way through each title, start taking action and applying what you’ve learned.
By knowing what to do, and then following through and doing it, you can become a location independent writer within six months. At this point, you’ll make enough off writing to escape the rat race and start exploring the world.