-Accepted Articles on Random Topics
Sometimes I take articles on topics that I really don't know much about. I write them with my fingers crossed and my eyes closed. Ha! When those articles are accepted by the client, that makes me smile! Whew! I squeaked by again!
-Easy, but high paying articles
I love to write articles on topics that come easily to me and it's awesome when they pay well too. Articles on topics I know are fast and much easier to write. I take them often even when they don't pay all that well. When they do, it's an added bonus!
Several of the websites I work for allow clients to rate the writers after they complete a job. When I get a high rating, it always makes me smile. When it's on a topic I didn't feel I knew much about, that makes it all that much bigger of a smile!
It's nice to get feedback from clients as well and when they let me know they appreciate something I've written, it makes me smile and feel like I'm in the right place. Sometimes I am amazed by what a short, 50 word product description can bring out of a client! Something I didn't think was all that special can really help them out.
When clients order articles from my directly, I feel appreciated and like they want me specifically to help them out. I work better with deadlines so when I have orders, I write faster to ensure the clients are getting what they want/need.
-Making stuff up
I often tell people that I make stuff up all day as a writer. :) This is somewhat true as they are many topics that I don't know that much about, but I still write on them! Making stuff up is fun! And I can't believe it's part of my job! It's amazing to me that I get to do this and someday, I'll do even more of it when my daughters are both in school.
Are you a freelance writer? What makes you smile about the job? What are your challenges??