Have you ever wondered, when you research a topic, who writes the information you find on websites? No? Well, I am going to tell you anyway. It’s people like me. That’s right, a lot of people who have websites don’t actually write their content. That’s because people generally are good at website design and driving traffic there, or writing, but not both. Some are the exception of course.
Does it pay? Yes. Can you live on this? That depends on how frugal you can live and how much work you can take on. But, one thing I have learned: never try to figure out an hourly rate, you may want to shoot yourself when you find out how little that comes out to. Besides, when freelance writers aren’t working on assignments, they are working on trying to find more work – and that effort does not pay, just like regular job search.
I often have wondered if people who are looking at “how to” articles wonder who the people are behind the words. For example, recently I finished a batch of relationship advice articles, when I am probably not the first person you should be asking. Remember Carrie Bradshaw from "Sex and the City" when she had to do the seminar on dating and everyone wanted their money back? Yeah, like that.
What are some of the strangest things I have written? Well, I haven’t run across too many weird things yet, but the one that tops the list is probably “The Pros and Cons of Dating a Momma’s Boy.” Seriously? Needless to say, it was a tad difficult to find the pros. “Healing with Energy” was another unusual one, but interesting. Too bad I can’t use what I learned there to help myself.