If you have experience writing children’s books, it is a very rewarding career path to become a good freelance writer. When you are a freelance writer, you can work from anywhere and make your own schedule. You are also getting to set your own rates and work under your own rules. You will have the independence that you are looking for and also have the tools that will allow you to make it a success.
The first step is to join a freelance writing site that will hook you up with clients that need your expertise. You can bid on projects from people all over the world. You can make the money that you need to be independent.
You will also need to create a professional profile that shows off the skills that you have. Some freelance sites will also rank your progress in reference to how much money you have made for the year. It can track customer reviews and endorse various skills that you have to help prove to your client that you are the best person for the job.
You should create a portfolio full of example papers that you have written about various subjects. Include all different types of papers so that you can appeal to a larger market. They should be examples of your best work. Make sure that if you wrote the paper for someone that you have their permission to include it in your portfolio because you likely gave up the rights to use the piece when you sold it to them.
You can also create a website for your business. It is a great way to attract customers from outside of your freelance site and it shows that you are serious about what you do and that you are a professional. You can add your portfolio to that site or just add the link to your website on your profile so that they can see both.
Network to the people that you know. Let them know what you do so that if they need the services or know someone that does, they know that you can handle it for them.