Why I’ve Stopped Describing Myself As A “Freelance Writer” To Prospective Clients

Professionally, I’m Putting ‘Writer’ Behind My Other Trump Cards — For Good Reason. Why I Think The ‘Writer’ Label Can Be An Impediment To Taking On Serious Work.

Journalism’s been cash-crunched. Content marketing is often undervalued. Where does that leave today’s crop of “writers” and aspiring ones? Photo by Andrea Piacquadio from Pexels

My Bitter Conclusion: For Most Professionals, Freelance Writing Simply Isn’t The Best Space To Be In

If You Want To Capture The Extent Of The Value You Bring To Your Clients, Writing’s Typically A Pretty Bad Way To Go About Doing That

Is The Freelance Writing Market Actually Getting Worse For Writers?

Prospect:

“We need a writer with deep experience writing about Dev-Ops and who has great samples to share preferably from a global brand. But we also need somebody who’s done some work with clients in Asia.”

Clients:

“Perhaps before we go any further take a look at my rates card.”

Prospect:

“What’s this!? Our budget is about $100 per piece.”

Done With Being The Writer Guy (Or Gal)? Here Are Some Alternative Paths And Labels

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Daniel Rosehill

Daytime: writing for other people. Nighttime: writing for me. Or the other way round. Enjoys: Linux, tech, beer, random things. https://www.danielrosehill.com