The current outlook for freelance writers has never looked brighter. It is more lucrative than ever and there are more opportunities with new mediums and need, the options are ever growing. The projected growth of the industry is in constant flux, with numbers going up and down with media changing the outlook.
Despite all the positive outlooks for freelance writers, as more people look for more flexible work, and the field grows in popularity, the growth of the industry is only projected at 2 percent, as well as the competition for jobs. As the world’s employees become more home based or remote, this work is one of the easiest to get into. And in the United States, the numbers are up to 37% for employees that telecommute.
To swing back in the other direction, salaries have the potential to skyrocket, depending upon what type of freelance writer you are. Copywriting seems to be the most lucrative with salaries ranging from $51,909 – $69,593 in the United States. These are very comfortable salaries, with the bonuses and amounts increasing as your level of experience increases.
Lastly, as a freelance writer, with the market becoming more popular, it is important to hone your skills and constantly improve. If you don’t the competition will get the better assignments and it will be difficult to get your name out there and becomes harder to succeed. If you are fortunate enough to get feedback from an editor, take their advice and improve whatever you have to, and keep working toward being the best writer you can and the work will start coming to you.
In conclusion, freelance writers have much to look forward to as there are still many opportunities, the only things they need worry about are a bit more competition and making sure they make the effort to improve and take courses and writing classes to make their writing stand out among all the others.