Freelance Writer - How Much Do You Want It?

I get a lot of questions from people who say they want to work from home. I also get a lot of excuses about why they can't.

My response to these excuses is "How Much Do You Want It?

The majority of new writers think they're going to become millionaires overnight if they just write that one big novel. Others think they'll make heaps of money if they write a few lame articles here and there or perhaps they'll join a revenue share site and earn a couple of cents and give up.

What most new writers forget is that if you really REALLY want to earn an income at home, you can. It's not that difficult. You don't need special education. You only need determination and perseverence.

If you really want to be at home full time and just write, then you need to look at ways that will keep money rolling in while you sit in front of the computer and do the fun stuff.

This means ANY income you can bring into the household from your writing efforts will keep you working at home longer. I've mentioned in previous posts about bringing in several different streams of income and what it can do for your home-business.

Look at ways to monetize your website or blog. Those few extra dollars are one or two less articles you have to write. There really are companies out there willing to pay for ads on your site even if you have no traffic. Besides a couple of extra dollars can also mean the difference between staying home and writing more or going out looking for work.

I even have a completely separate blog that outlines the non-writing things I do to keep my income running smoothly. Every cent is important to my business.

Every cent extra that comes in means another day I get to keep working from home.

Just remember - if you REALLY want it, you'll make it happen.

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