How do I answer this question?
Usually, I give would-be freelance writers a skills-based answer–somewhat like what I share in this post, Can Anyone Be a Writer? 6 Basic Skills that Writers Need.
While that post gives a good answer, it overlooks the more important question of whether you will like freelance writing.
The longer I stay in this business, the more convinced I become that freelance writing success depends (at least partly) on job satisfaction. If you don’t like writing, you won’t stick with it.
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. Freelance writing is not for everyone.
Although you may perfect the skills you need to become a writer, you’ll eventually move on if freelance writing makes you unhappy.
In this post I discuss five traits that most satisfied freelance writers share.