I fully understand what many employers are going through when they hire a freelance writer. They are looking for talent: someone who can write well, with persuasion, and keep readers interested in what is being conveyed. The real art is taking a topic that may not be of much interest to the masses, let's say pocket bikes, and creating an article that informs and tells a story.
Recently, a customer who has used me in the past contacted me about my current availability. I mentioned that I had the time for him and was awaiting to take on his latest project. Well, it turns out the project or projects had already been assigned to two other writers who, presumably, were working on the writings but not delivering the finished work in a timely fashion. I mentioned to my customer that he should consider me for the job as I do this work full time. For the record, the series of articles to be written are very basic so I cut the employer some slack when it comes to price. Still, I imagine my price is a bit higher than some of these ?authors? who may or may not be doing the work for him.
Anyway, I still haven't gotten a final answer from this employer, but I do know two things about the writing industry: hire expertise and hire someone who does this full time for a living. Those of us who work full time at freelance writing are putting our livelihood on the lines every day. Can the same be said of someone seeking some part time income? I sincerely doubt that!
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