By in Personal

Business is Booming!

When I first started out as a freelance writer, I was earning pennies.

I wrote for Hub Pages and Fiverr mostly, and my income was ridiculously small compared to the amount of work I was putting in. I also joined Bubblews, but I don't commit enough time there to earn a decent amount.

But, as time went on, I began to research. I found a couple sites that paid much more than the average revenue-share site, and I discovered a few more reputable sites where I could share my work.

This weekend represents a major milestone in my writing career. I am actually earning more than $16 an hour for my work. Granted, I get paid by the word, but, when I calculate out my time put in, this is what I come up with.

This is nuts to me. I mean, I know I am only working a few hours a day, so my total won't be massive.

But I'm doing it. I'm earning money as a writer, which is something I never thought I could do.

What could be better?!

Image Credit »

You will need an account to comment - feel free to register or login.


MegL wrote on August 29, 2014, 5:57 PM

That's brilliant! You're doing the job you want and getting paid for it. What could be better?

Scorpie wrote on August 29, 2014, 6:01 PM

Persistence is the key to getting what you want.

melody23 wrote on August 29, 2014, 7:18 PM

I haven't thought about my hourly rate for a while, mostly because it was so terribly low I was probably in the red lol. Recently I have been putting in more effort and writing more for clients and I have definitely seen the benefit, I don't think I am doing as well as you though. Well done!

allen0187 wrote on August 29, 2014, 10:13 PM

Good for you! You are getting paid for doing something you love... sounds like a good deal to me!

LeaPea2417 wrote on August 29, 2014, 10:40 PM

I wish I could write for a living. I do have the desire. If I could succeed , then it would prove to certain people that I am successful at something. I feel like such a failure at a lot of things.

OldRoadsOnceTraveled wrote on August 29, 2014, 10:46 PM

I love getting paid for writing. I just wish I could make a living at it.

BarbRad wrote on August 30, 2014, 12:10 AM

Good for you. I've never tried real freelancing yet. My life is too unpredictable to be able to meet deadlines. Maybe someday.

paigea wrote on September 1, 2014, 4:15 PM

$16 per hour is a great milestone. I am sure it took a lot of work to reach that.