The life of a freelance journalist is full of surprises.

Getting to write about a wide array of topics is a definite plus, but as Helen Jackson points out, freelancing also includes writing about topics you are not so passionate about.

In a post on The Writing Cooperative, Jackson provides six honest pieces of advice for those considering to dive into the freelancing field.

"Make it clear to your clients that you are only available during business hours otherwise you will never get any rest," she writes on avoiding overtime.

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