How to Make Money as a Freelance Writer

Here are ten effective ways to make money as a freelance writer. Some are based on Kelly James-Enger’s Six Figure Freelancing: The Writer’s Guide to Making More Money. Others are based on my own experience as a freelance writer, plus other writing resources, such as The Renegade Writer.

Before the tips, a quip for writers:

“For many writers – professional writers – writing faster is simply a matter of survival. Writing faster can mean the difference between making a go of a challenging career as an author versus going back to your old job as an accountant or asking ‘Smoking or non-smoking’ down at Bob’s Big Boy,” writes David Fryxell in Write Faster, Write Better. “Writer’s block, you might even say, is a luxury that real writers can’t afford.”


Writing faster is one way to make money as a freelancer. Click on Six Figure Freelancing to learn more in-depth strategies to earn a living, and read on for ten tips on making money as a freelance writer…

How to Make Money as a Freelance Writer

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Fellow scribes, if you have any tips for making money as a freelance writer – or any questions or comments – fire away below!


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