I've been a fulltime freelance writer since January 1, 1997...and have written hundreds of articles for 55+ national magazines and authored/coauthored/ghosted 12 books. If you want to make money (or make *more* money) as a freelancer, check out my books:
Goodbye Byline, Hello Big Bucks: The Writer's Guide to Making Money Ghostwriting and Coauthoring Books;
Six-Figure Freelancing: A Writer's Guide to Making More Money; and
Ready, Aim, Specialize! Create your own Writing Specialty and Make More Money, second edition.
In addition to writing, I'm a motivational speaker on topics ranging from creating healthy habits to stress management to succesful self-employment, and have been an ACE-certified personal trainer for more than 3 years. I love helping people make positive changes in their lives through my work.