There are many perks for freelance writers-the opportunity to do what you love, establish friendships with people who are creative and talented, work from home, make a decent living, and create work that is meaningful.
As a freelance writer, you will have the opportunity to touch the world regarding issues of concern.
Through my work I have been able to describe the atrocities humanity commits on sentient animals; Animal experimentation, an annual death toll of 4 to 10 million pets due to overpopulation, abuse, neglect and the horrors of factory farming. As the daughter of a small town Veterinarian, preventing animal abuse has been a core issue through my life. Before I began work as a freelance writer I had many dreams about how I could have an impact on the world, but my circle of influence was very small. It is such an honor and a thrill to see your byline on article in a newspaper or magazine especially if it is a topic you are passionate about.
Another perk is the ability to work with people though out the world. Whether you are ghost writing a book, documenting software configurations or working on a one page business bio, you will be getting to know your clients. I have had the pleasure of working with people through the United States, Europe and China. As a free lance writer, for a brief period of time, it 'is as if you get to see someone's soul. It is truly an honor and a perk I never expected when I began my career.