Blogging Tips Part 12: Pros and Cons of Writing For a Client vs. Writing For Yourself


So, in the past few weeks I have had a few ask about the pro’s and the con’s of working for a client vs. working for myself and I have come up with a few pointers that I hope will help those that would like to see why I make more working for myself than working with a client.

Are You Writing For a Client or Yourself?

There is a big difference here if you are working for a client there are some things that you are going to have to keep in mind.

  • You are working on their budget and what they can afford
  • You are working on their timeline
  • They can change their mind at a moment’s notice unless you have a contract signed.
  • And a lot of the time they skip out and don’t pay unless you get a contract.
  • Clients a lot of the time will only say that they can only be the one that you can work with until the project is done. Which limits how much you can make.

If you are Writing for Yourself you can do a lot more

  • You can set the price that you are paid by your clients and they pay it first before the work is release to them, as a safety to make sure you get your money.
  • You set how long it is going to take you for each project.
  • You can always have contracts with all of your clients to make sure you get paid for all of your work.
  • You can work with as many clients as you want, being that you are your own boss

So see the pros and cons of each side you can see that really working for yourself can really be a good thing as long as you do not get overwhelmed. So, in all honesty you can make more working for yourself if you do it smart. I hope this helps!