I have a lot of people come to me when they need something written. In most cases, they are astounded that I can stand to write about the topic they need covered. Sometimes, they will tell me “I know plenty about this topic and if I needed to I could write a book about it. I just can’t sit myself down to write about it. It seems like so much ‘work’.” That is one of the reasons freelance writers are needed. We write about things others can’t, or just aren’t willing to write about. They view it as work, while any freelance writer in the business for a good experience should be in it to work with their passion.
Writing is a passion of mine. I write daily, several times a day, amounting to hours of time used to practice and apply what I know to the process. I write on several blogs. I write for my niche websites. I write ads and copy for my clients. I submit PLR content to get my name out. I don’t look at writing as a daunting task yet as a challenge that I want to take. I look forward to seeing what I can produce, and then how I can improve upon what I have just written. This is not work.
When people are asked, “Would you rather work at an office in a position you absolutely hated but made $10,000,000 a year, or at a job you love doing making average wage and working average hours?” more people opt-in for the second choice. 10,000,000 dollars is a lot to pass up, but what can you do with $10 million when you are absolutely miserable? If you are a freelance writer or a freelancer for any niche of work, and you are miserable making more money than you would at another more enjoyable job you could easily obtain, it might be time to reorganize your obligations.
I love what I do. Even if I was a horrible writer and it took me 4 hours to finish 500 word, as long as I loved it and kept putting passion into it, I wouldn’t stop. Having passion for the work you do is nearly essential, whether it is freelance writing or freelance graphic design or an office job. It is a driving force that will help you complete tasks with enthusiasm and thoroughness. Without my passion for writing, I would be copying and pasting other peoples’ content, right-clicking and changing a few adverbs, and emailing that to my clients. People are paying me to be passionate about my freelance writing skills. They aren’t paying me so I can be rich.
Passion translates into excellent work, and clients will know this when they see what you give them. Just like an excellent worker in an office who puts in the extra passion and effort to get that promotion, you may see a raise in your charges. While it might not be that 10 million dollars, if its something you love and you can get paid to do it, you have got nothing to lose.