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How Can You Make Money as a Freelance Writer in 2022?

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Money is one of those things in life that many of us desire and strive for. From a young age, we often are told that we need to do good in school so that we can get a good job and make lots of money once we are older. Most of the time, this is through the pressure of being expected to become a doctor or veterinarian, or some other high paying field, and we are given the idea that we have to be something grand with a high degree in order to make it far in life.

However, there are lots of ways that you can go about receiving money and getting the money that you desire in your life, while still living life in the way that you wish to live it. This is through understanding money and how to make a passive income. Once you begin to understand money and how to go about earning it, you may begin to consider a side hustle as a freelancer.

Passive income is different from scalable income in terms of both how you receive it and in its definition. Scalable incomes are typically made through what type of income you can get through something that you have created once and will create you lots of money in the future, such as an author writing a book and having it published then bought by others to read. To put it shortly, there’s no real cap on how much money something through a scalable income can net you. As for passive income, those are typically more so made through putting money into something, such as a stock, and receiving money in return.

When you first start considering how you will achieve an income on the side, it’s best to actually consider the ways to go about it. To start off with, it’s better to not spend money to make money right away. This is something that often contradicts what a lot of us are told from early on, but the reality of it is that you don’t know right away if you will truly stick with the side hustle that you are considering. Therefore, it’s usually better to begin your consideration of a side hustle through skills that you already have. Do you love to draw or paint? Then perhaps it’s better to put your time and effort into using your artistic skills to create a way to drip feed income into your bank account. If the work you do often requires a lot of steps, it’s good to also take into consideration the value of your time, and maybe consider hiring assistants to help you out on the other portions of your skills so that you are not overloaded and spending most of your life constantly working.

Despite that, however, we know that that is only truly achievable if you already have a good bit of money and already understand how to properly handle it. If you’re just now beginning freelancing and you don’t already have a good heap of money piled up for you to use to assist you, then it’ll be a lot harder to get through the earlier steps of doing what you need to do to achieve what you need to achieve. If this is true for you, then we know that it’s not as easy for you to enjoy your free time as someone who already has a few thousand saved up would.

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When you begin to look into creating a freelancing career for yourself, however, it is important to remember a crucial fact: passion does not pay the bills. If you go into it expecting to be able to do and create whatever you want, whenever you want, and still be able to make the same amount of money as everyone else, you may quickly learn that that is not the case for yourself or for others. When you begin freelancing, it becomes clear that, in order to find success, you need to research your audience and create things that pander towards them and what they wish to see. Once you begin to understand your audience on a more personal level and you begin to create things that they and yourself both enjoy, you will begin to have money rolling in and you will be able to do what you love while receiving the money that you need.

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Above all, the most important fact about you and your work is that you are worth more than you are paid. More often than not, we will go into companies and let them pay us extremely little so that we can get the job or experience, but reality is - we can get so much more, while those at the top still roll in the money that they have received through hiring us and being successful themselves. Companies will often take ignorance towards money and use it against those that they hire, expecting them to be happy with what they get and feel accomplished with what they get. However, if you begin to talk with your co-workers and start to understand the amounts each of you are paid, you begin to realize that there is no real fair treatment in companies when it comes to the skillsets of their employers. Once you become your own boss and you begin to see your own worth, you begin to make more, because you see the actual worth of your own skills.

So, what entirely does all of this mean? It means that once you understand how to go about everything we have talked about, you may be able to decide if you are prepared to go about creating something on your own, as your own boss, or if you believe that you would do much better working a 9-5. There is no shame in not being your own boss, it is not for everyone, and sometimes you do not have the time to put into the skills you’d like to hone to create those side hustles.

If you do, however, then it is a fantastic way to create more time for yourself while still earning the money that you deserve, and as a result, you receive much more freedom to do what you wish to do with your life and with your money.

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