Pros and Cons of Freelance Writing Online

If you like to write you can make a living by freelance writing. There are several outlets online and offline that you can submit articles to. There are pros and cons for online freelance writing versus offline. Today we're going to discuss some of the pros and con.

There is a huge market for online freelance writers right now. Websites need content and do not have the time to do it themselves. They are hiring freelance writers to fill their sites with content. Lets go over some of the pros and cons for freelance writing online.                                                                                   

Pros and Cons

1. Pro- Online freelance sites usually pay quickly. Lots of sites that use freelance writers pay though PayPal. As soon as you finish your articles you are usually paid. Con- You can often make more money by submitting your work offline to a venue like a magazine. However, there is a longer wait to be paid by an offline source.

2. Pro-Your work is published soon after finishing if not immediately. When you write online your work is published very fast. If you hate waiting this could be for you. Con There isn't really a con to this one.

3. Pro-Your work is available for millions of people. Writing online gives you a bigger audience. Millions of people could see your work. Con- Your work has to be found by online users. Learning to write for the web can be tricky at first. With a little bit of research this can be mastered in a short time.

4.Pro-Seeing your name and work published online. Con- Sometimes sites will hire ghostwriters. These writers sell their work to the site and also the rights. The site then publishes the content under their own name. This can be hard to adjust to when you know it is your work.

Freelance writing can be a very profitable career. You can submit to online and offline venues, the choice is yours. Just be aware of the pros and cons for both.

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