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Why I Love My Freelance Academic Writing Job

Last night, I came across a YouTube video where a musician was asked why he chose the drums as the instrument to specialise on and study further at Berklee College of Music. Drums was his “first love” way back when he was a little boy. But the first lessons he took was the piano because it was the condition his parents gave him before he can study how to play the drums.

His parents set the condition for good reasons. Foremost, piano is the standard for music learning and so it is better that he start with it. As such, he could better understand how other instruments including his favourite drums can be played better together with the piano, or any keyboard instrument or string instrument for that matter, or any other instrument or standing alone.

Drums vs. Piano

The musician became known to be an excellent drummer or percussionist while being known to compose songs using the piano or keyboard. But his specialisation is really drums and more known for it compared to the piano.

So when asked, why did he study drums further and specialise in it instead of the piano? And why did he chose drums given the fact that he learned had learned the two instruments well? This is his answer. He narrated that nearing the time that enrolment for higher level studies of instruments, he had to make a decision. He asked one of his professors how can he choose between drums and piano. His professor answered that he should ask himself which between the two instrument can he see himself practising for the whole day and even the night.

The musician pondered on the question. Between the drums and the piano, he can see himself practising the drums for long hours and days compared to the piano.

Office Work vs. Freelance Writing Job

The same goes with my freelance academic writing job. I have educational and government service qualifications to apply for an accounting, administrative or any office job in the private sector or the government. These jobs and sectors are known for job security, stability, tenure and guaranteed retirement pension and benefits. However, I still prefer to stay with my freelance academic writing job.

There were and still are times when I think of how about considering those jobs which are known to be stable compared to the freelance writing work. But I ask myself would I be able to enjoy doing my work in them for 8 hours everyday and 5 or 6 days every week? Would I like to stay long in those jobs? My answer, I can see myself doing my freelance academic writing job the whole day, everyday.

A Love That’s Free

Yes, my freelance writing job is still not full-time and there are times when there are few projects. However, I am working towards a goal of increasing the number of my projects and I am doing it by continually improving my work with more quality time I put in them. And I have seen the increase starting and continuing. And equally important, I can see myself doing this work on a full time basis and until I retire.

Along the way, I also have time to look into other ventures which I can do in addition to my freelance academic writing job and can work on them on the side. That is how flexible this career is. And, I can continue to do so even, hopefully, this service of mine will be much more in demand.

Those are the reasons why I choose to stay with my freelance academic writing job. Specifically, some of the many things I love about it are the opportunities, the variety among the documents I write and I love the skills I develop in them.

I Have Love; Thus, I Can Give Love

Yes, one concern about freelance writing jobs or any freelance job for that matter is that there is fear that there will not be enough work to do to be able to earn and sustain for the cost of living. However, my freelance academic writing job provides me with sufficient flow of work to do. While earning a living for my needs and even for a little over a few wants, I also feel fulfilled. I love what I am doing and know that I contribute to the success of the people who need my work. I can work on different jobs and projects like support for research for academic, professional, business or industry and many others.


The Needs of Freelance Writing

Freelance writing is a lucrative business and many people want to avail of this opportunity. Freelance writing jobs are open to the global market; it gives many opportunities for aspiring writers to consider freelance writing online. This gives more income to writers other than working for their company. Since there is a big demand for freelance writers, many enthusiastic people initially grab the opportunity, but are frustrated eventually since they lack the standard of competence.

So, what are the needs to become a true-blooded freelance writer?

Here are some crucial aspects that you must consider first before knowing that you are competent enough as a freelance writer:
• Your academic knowledge and skills
There are many freelance writers around the world and there are many writing jobs too. For a start, you might ask: what writing jobs are appropriate for me? If ever you are assigned with a certain writing job, why did your client assign it to you? It could be because of your proven academic knowledge and skills. The more your client can see in you a certain degree of academic knowledge and skills for any given subject then you will be assigned with more writing jobs having the same subject. This achievement is your new found niche.
• Your efficiency
How fast can you finish your writing jobs? If you can finish it in the most efficient time possible with quality outputs then you are the right freelance writer that most high paying freelance writing companies need. Your efficiency is a gauge on how experienced you are career-wise as well as how fast you can produce the needed content.
• Your mastery
What is the quality of your write-ups? What can your client say about the quality of your write-ups? If your client is satisfied of your works then you are assured of more writing jobs to come.

In conclusion, if you do not have these three qualities then you must begin to evaluate the qualities that you need to meet in order to stay competitive in the freelance writing business.