Freelance Writer

Outlook ~ Authors, Bloggers, Writers

Median Pay Per Hour $26.64
Median Pay Per Year $55,420
Predicted Job Growth 6% (slower than average)


Professional freelance writers work for themselves and are not committed to any long term employment positions.  Freelancers are independent contractors who develop original written content for books, articles, magazines and blogs and perform other types of writing jobs such as copywriting, editing, and proofreading.  Many freelancers work from home or from wherever they have computer access.

Opportunities for Writers:

Sign up for membership at these sites where you cans search for or bid on freelance writing and editing jobs.

Resources: – Lots of great tips and other information.



Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition, Writers and Authors, on the Internet at