Don't Shun Contract Jobs
Most people who make a living as a freelance writer have some sort of contract position. This type of position usually lasts anywhere from four to six months, but can often be continued longer and is generally fairly noncommittal. The terms vary greatly between publications — some contract positions are for a single vertical, while others may require working in a more general category, like lifestyle. Some require a certain number of hours or schedule per week, while others are more flexible and allow you to work on your own terms. Either way, contract positions are a great way to have a certain amount of reliable income that you know you’ll be receiving monthly, weekly, or even daily — relieving some of the pressure that can come with hustling 24/7 for your next paycheck.