But this is far from the ONLY way to make money as a freelance writer. I make good money and I don’t pitch ANY publications. The fact that you need a new, original perfect piece for each publication with no guarantee of quality payments or even acceptance of pitches is what keeps me from going this route.
Instead, I have a couple entrepreneurs/companies I do weeky blogging for, copywriting for a couple sites/companies, some ghostwriting, some book editing, even book coaching.
This is just one way — and to be fair, one of the most difficult ways — to be a successful freelance writer.