Freelance Writers Beware: 3 New Rules for Making Money Online

Sooo you want to add your name to the growing list of copywriters, content experts, ghostwriters, novelists, and journalists making money online? Want to whip out your laptop and work from anywhere, so you can set your own schedule and live by your rules?

Of course you do! And you’re smart for wanting to carve out a piece of this pie. (What modern writer wouldn’t?)

I’m here to tell you, though, that the rules have changed in recent years. Getting a writing job online today is a lot different than it was 5-10 years ago.

It may not come as a massive surprise that an online career could change so rapidly (lol, it’s the internet), but it’s tricky to keep pace with the “rules” of freelance writing when you’re focused on finding clients and doing great work.

To make matters even more difficult, every blog is giving different advice, everyone is claiming they are an expert, and some people are selling bad information just to make a buck.

Actually, that’s why I’m writing this post for you… for free! *confetti explosion*

I’ve been funding my lifestyle with online writing gigs for about 7 full years at the time of writing this, so I’ve taken some major notes along the way.

Read on to learn about the new rules of making money online as a writer. There are only three, but each one is crucial to your success.

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