Whenever I started getting into writing about 5 years ago. Everyone always told me that I should start freelance writing. I knew what this meant in the most general terms. You write for someone else and get paid for it. Sounds simple. After reading through the chapter, there is more to think about than just writing and getting paid. I really did not realize how difficult the the industry is for freelance writing. One point that I thought of while reading this chapter was you don’t really have a set job schedule. If you have a job to go to everyday, you have that sense of structure. Freelancing as a job allows you to create your own schedule, which I believe to be a blessing and a curse. If you are a very self-driven and self-motivated person, then I think that freelance writing could be something fantastic for you, but if you aren’t, I think it could be something someone who doesn’t have those traits, I think that you could really struggle doing this type of work. Another blessing and curse that comes out of freelance writing is you get what you put into it. Literally. The only way you can succeed in this type of environment is to create really good content that people enjoy reading and stuff that makes a name for yourself that allows you to obtain more jobs in the future. Another thing you have to think about is what if you don’t have the opportunity to create content and get jobs? Or you can not find a job? That is a very realistic part of being a freelance writer. You have to stay looking for jobs and really stay sharp on that point of the job because that is really your only way to be successful at it. Before reading this chapter I never really thought about any of this. Then it streams into having a place to stay, eating, taxes, and things like that everyone takes for granted. Since that is your source of income, you have to really be sharp and know exactly what you are doing to get into it, in my opinion.