February 6 – 12 is Freelance Writers Appreciation Week.
Freelancers make up a growing portion of the workforce. There are 73.3 million freelancers in the United States, and that number is expected to grow to more than 90 million by 2028. Freelance work is in demand and increasingly accessible with the increase in remote work.
There are many different types of freelance writing jobs, such as web content and blog writing, ghostwriting, and editing. Workers under the age of 35 are more likely to pursue freelance work, with about 40% of them pursuing freelance work as their main source of income.
If you’re a writer interested in the flexibility of freelance work, or if you’re looking for another source of income with your writing skills, there are resources at the Yonkers Public Library that can help you!
Check out some of these books about freelance writing and tips on how to improve your writing skills.
You can also further your knowledge through online learning platforms like GaleCourses, which offers free, instructor-led courses in topics like business writing and publishing. LinkedIn Learning also offers free skill-building courses from real-world industry experts in many different fields. These services are free with the use of your library card.
Alison Robles is a part-time page at the Crestwood Library. She is an avid reader with a passion for YA lit, history and science fiction. A Yonkers native, she graduated from Iona University in 2020 with a dual-degree in Marketing and Public Relations.