A great way to segue into full time writing is to build up your freelance opportunities while you’re still working. Yes, this takes discipline and sacrifice, but much better than quitting your job (and salary) for a romantic vision, which unfortunately doesn’t pay the bills.
Magazines are a great source of income for the writer, as many accept new authors and unsolicited material. You’ll need to do a bit of homework and research, and be prepared to put in extra hours in the beginning, but you’ll reap the rewards.
The comprehensive writing course that I’m currently undertaking through the Writers Bureau has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to this. In fact, they offer a full money back guarantee on their course if you haven’t earned back your course fees after completion. Check it out at The Writers Bureau.
Here are a few basic tips:
- Read a variety of magazines and analyse these as a potential freelancer
- Write with a specific magazine in mind
- Look at the type and length of articles that are included in previous issues
- Do your research to ensure your work is accurate, informed and helpful
- Include any relevant facts, photos or followup websites