There are so many perks of being a writer. When you offer to buy a girl’s drink, she says, “Are you sure? I can buy this round if you’d prefer. Really.”
When you tell former classmates what you do, they ask, “Have you written anything I might have read?” (Never ask a writer this. If they’re not famous, they will be offended. If they are
famous, they will be offended. You can't win.)
Anyway. It does work out as a great side job for some people, such as Todd: “I work for an investment management company, but also love to write in my spare time. So, I became a freelance writer commenting on current events — both political and investment related — for a publisher located in Baltimore. They took me on as a contributor and it's a nice side job with decent side pay.”
Having worked as a freelance writer myself, I can tell you that it’s absolutely possible to make an extra $1,000 per month on this. The trick is finding the right recurring gigs. Sites like MainStreet, for example, pay freelancers every month to write stories. Rates will vary and are often commensurate with experience.
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