Jinghong Song is a professional writer who writes successfully for a number of different publications around the world. He is also the author of several life coaching books. He has wanted a career in freelance writing since he was little. Although he has made a lucrative career out of the industry, freelance writing isn’t for everybody, and it takes a lot of work in order to develop the contacts you need to be successful.
As a freelance writer, you are essentially employing yourself. This sounds appealing to many people at first, but that’s before they realize that they will be responsible for supplying the necessary equipment, tools, and stories to cover. Generally, this means that every freelance writer not only has more than one job, but jobs in completely different industries in order to finance the writing ventures on their own. Until you establish the necessary contacts in order to get steady work, freelance writing is based on the availability of your own resources. You have to be willing to do what it takes to create a certain level of success for yourself before it becomes a lucrative career.
Jinghong Song understood that the beginning of his freelance writing career wouldn’t be easy; he had to work as a bartender in St. Louis, Missouri before he was able to gain enough success to have steady work in the industry. Now, he has more work than he needs.