My Education: Masters in computers from MIT
My Prior Experience: Data entry operator, teacher, salesman, cashier, business manager
My Company: I write for my clients who are from all parts of the world
Job/Career Overview: I write articles and blogs for my customers. They leave me key words and ask me to write based on them. As an example, a client might ask me for a 1000 word article on food stamps. Sometimes, they will ask me to include certain key words in the article.
Usually I write the article on my computer, double check it, spell check it, and send it to client. I submit the articles through email and receive payment through paypal.
More Insights: I like the fact that I get to spend a lot of time with my family. As I work at night for the most part, I get to play with my little daughter a lot during the day time. I won't say the same about spending lot of time with my wife though! That can sure get to my nerves from time to time.
One of the hardest things of the job is to explain the job to some one else. If you say freelance writer, they will look at us as if we are homeless or some thing. Getting a boy friend or girl friend is next to impossible too!
I rate this career 8 out of 10.
Of late, the competition from third world countries are reducing the price I am getting for each article. I used to get as high as $30 for a 1000 word article. Nowadays, it has come down to as low as $5 or less.
For a freelancer to succeed, the key is in making the customer happy. If a customer is happy, he or she is definitely going to recommend you to his or her friends or relatives, whenever a chance arrives. Then only he can get repetitive jobs. Otherwise, he will have to search for new jobs every day, and have to spend a lot of time in marketing and negotiating.