At one time, way back in the day, going to work literally meant just that – going to work. You would leave your home, and go into the workplace to do the job. Then, you would wind up your work for the day and go home.
Today, this is not quite the case. Well, most jobs still do require going in to work. However, these days there are many different approaches to making money that involve not going in to the office. One is simply having flexible work policies in the actual workplace. In other words, some companies might be okay with workers working not only flexible hours, but also working from home on occasions. For some people, the ability to work from home much of the time is actually a possibility with their jobs.
The other aspect of not going into the office is if your job has no office. Yes, some jobs are simply location-independent and don’t require going anywhere. For such people having such a job, this might actually mean working from home and not ever getting a sideways look from their boss.
An example of such a job is that of a writer. In my case, while this is not a full-time job, I do write from home and manage this blog while earning something in the process. It’s fun, and works for me as I discuss something that’s a real passion for me: personal finance.
For other people, writing skills can be employed in a different way: being a freelance writer. At thepensters.com there is information on freelance writing, and how to become one.
As I see it, there are some potential benefits to freelance writing. Here are 4:
- Set your workload. With a typical job that most of us have, you don’t set your own workload. The job itself entails a certain level of responsibility, number of projects, and overall level of effort. With freelance writing, it could be possible to work to the level of effort you want to.
- Set your schedule. Working 8am to 5pm, or some other similar structured schedule, is not something everyone wants. For those who prefer a different schedule, doing freelance writing can potentially work out well in that regard. Instead of working during structured hours, perhaps you could write early in the morning or even later at night when the kids are asleep. You choose your hours!
- Work from the location of your choice. Want to stay at home and work, instead of going into the office? Or, would you like to work at home for a while, and maybe a coffee shop sometimes? Going further, would you like to be location-independent and work anywhere you want to do so? Freelance writing just might allow you to have that opportunity.
- Enjoy your love of writing – and get paid! Many people enjoy writing, but don’t get the opportunity to do so very much in day-to-day life. With freelance writing, an opportunity to do so is provided, with compensation in return too!
Overall, it can be worth considering that content is becoming quite popular, and a viable way to market products and reach an audience or customers. Along those lines, freelance writing can be viable way for some people to make money with flexible work arrangements – which can work quite well for many folks!