Want free career or academic advice
from a professional?

Have an Answer?

1 Answer

0

John Kunney

Keep in mind that business writing (no matter what field) is in constant demand every year and will need very talented writers to carry out the task at hand. The question you should ask yourself is do you want to work full-time or do you want to be a freelancer.

As a full-timer employee you’ll dedicate yourself to one company and make a career within that institution while climbing the ladder to your success. It does pay well and you will be provided benefits, but you won’t make as much money working full-time as you would as a freelancer like me. We tend to get paid more however we’re in charge of acquiring and maintaining our own benefits like health care because we’re considered self-employed. Also work for our clients can last anywhere from two to 12 months or longer. After which your assignment will end and then you’ll have to find a new client. Hopefully you’ll already have a substantial amount of money in your savings to live without work for a while (which I call the extended vacation) before your start work again.

As for the pay itself you will be compensated well enough to get by. I work in the technical writing industry and we can make anywhere between 50 to over 100K a year. Proposal and SQL Report writing you can make even more. But keep in mind that this is after you had at least five years’ experience.

Answered 3 years ago

John Kunney