Writing As A Career

By: Ava Land

There are a hundred and one ways a person can go about working for themselves. David Drake has quite a story about how he got into self-employment and of how he’s succeeding to the tune of a six figure annual income. Let’s find out how he’s managing to do that when most of us who would love to write fulltime simply sit around and secretly dream about it rather than taking action .

INTERVIEWER: David, how did you get into self-employment in the first place.

David: It was 2004. I had a zero bank balance, and was living with my parents… man I was flat broke! This was not a proud moment in my life. My situation was grim as was my attitude.

INTERVIEWER: David’s story sounds like so many other successful entrepreneurs who at some point hit rock bottom only to rise to success like a phoenix from the ashes.

David continues: I found out you could get paid to write online content. My writing skills were poor, and to make matters worse… I’m a slow writer. But my situation was dire and I started going after writing assignments. My first assignment was for a woman, writing content for her site on wheelchairs. I have to tell you I struggled to finish the assignment. She was ecstatic with the results thought, and gave me rave reviews!

INTERVIEWER: David, do you think this was just beginner’s luck?

David: I don’t think so because soon I was winning assignments and raking in the cash writing online content. There are people all over the Internet looking for people to write their online content. This is a booming trend!

INTERVIEWER: Does a person have to go to school or take courses to learn how to write online content; content that people are willing to pay you for writing?

David: The average person only reads at a 6th grade level. To be a good online content writer you only need to write in a basic conversational tone… like you talk.

INTERVIEWER: What’s the best advice you can give to somebody interested in making a good living as an online freelance writer?

David: Treat it as a business. This is not a hobby or something to play with.

INTERVIEWER: What do you like best about being a internet freelance writer other than all the money you make from doing it?

David: Living the retired lifestyle! Operating from anywhere in the world! All that's needed is a laptop and an Internet connection.

And the best part, success in a freelance writing career means you are free to spend time as you see fit! Spend it with family, travel the world, enjoy hobbies, or live the good life, the choice is yours!

INTERVIEWER: David, have you ever thought of writing a book about how you managed to succeed as a freelance writer?

David: I have written an ebook and it describes all the things I’ve learned on the way to earning a good living writing internet online content, the good things and the pitfalls.

INTERVIEWER: Fantastic David! You really are living proof that writing for a living doesn’t have to remain a secret pipe dream.

For more information David Drake’s story go to http://quietplacetolive.com/Freelancing.htm


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