Freelancing is just like any other job. Organizations or people who hire you to pay according to your demands. But how much is that money when compared to other fixed jobs? Is it enough to sustain your lifestyle? With the non-predictable nature of freelancing, many wonder if the money earned by Freelance Writers is enough. If you wonder about it too, then this article is for you. Just continue to read on the article to find out the answers.
How Freelance Writers Earn Money?
Freelance writers earn money through contracts with their hiring organization or people. The money they earn is according to their contracts. They can be paid either on the amount of time they have put in, the number of words they have to write or on the project they have to start. The contract between the employer and the freelancer ensures that they have agreed to the terms according to which the payment is to be made by the employer.
A writer may charge according to the amount of time they have invested in their work. This means that if they have to work for one week or for one month, then they will have to be paid accordingly. If the writer has opted to be paid according to the number of words they have written, then every word they write will earn them money. They can choose to make the content longer if they want to earn extra money. A writer may also opt for earning money according to the project. In this method, it does not matter if he has created a long content or small or how much time he has spent on the project as long as the finished product is according to the employer’s needs and fulfils his demands.
These days, many freelance workers opt for digital money transfers. Options like Paytm, Google Pay, and PhonePe etc. are the latest trends to have your money transferred into your account without having to go to the banks! There are other traditional options also like cash and cheque to receive your money as well. You can choose various options according to your comfort.
How Much Do Freelance Writers Earn?
Freelancing is a paid field which will let you earn without having to adjust between your work life and personal life. On average, a beginner freelance writer with very little to no experience may earn anywhere from ten thousand rupees or 10,000 Rs. to twenty thousand rupees or 20,000 Rs. per month. An expert writer with some good amount of experience may earn as much as up to sixty thousand rupees or 60,000 Rs. per month.
Freelance writers have the option of earning according to the words they have written. Each word may carry the value of as little as a 10 paisa to as much as 10Rs. The amount of money that a freelancer earns is entirely a byproduct of his experience and talent. Some writers may even charge on an hourly basis. Depending on the time they have invested in the project, they may charge anywhere around 500Rs. to 1000 Rs. They may even charge more if they have enough experience or talent in the field.
The field of freelancing is plagued with scammers. Scamming has been a root cause for people to turn away from freelancing. There is no sure way to know if you are talking to a genuine employer or a scammer. You may also get duped into working for an organization with an employer refusing you to pay for your work. If you are stuck in such situations, what should you do?
The first thing you should do is bind them with a contract. A contract in such situations comes very handily. You should also do some background research when you take on the project to ensure the authenticity of the employer. When your employer refuses to pay, you should remind them of the contract. If they still refuse, you may contact some senior manager to let them know about it and put some pressure on the employer. If the response still isn’t positive from the employer, you should seek legal support. You don’t have to worry much since you will already have proof of the contract you had made and it is highly unlikely that such a situation will arise where you will have to take legal actions. Regardless, you must still be prepared for all sorts of situations.
It is very safe to say that yes, freelancers do earn money. They earn money with the comfort of having to stay out of the office and actually enjoying their life. Freelancing is usually taken by people who have become tired of their office jobs and are finding it very difficult to manage their office life with their personal life. Despite the lack of security and less pay, people find courage when they realize that they are missing out on life and pick freelancing as a profession.