Hi there, I'm new to this website, and am really keen to start out as a Freelance Writer. I finished college last year with three Distinctions in Journalism, and since then have not been able to secure full time work in my chosen field, so have had to work in another field as I need money. I am hoping to gradually break away from my current full time job, and pursue my dream career in writing. Has anyone here done this, and do you work full time as a freelance writer? If so: 1) How easy was it to set up as a freelance writer? 2) How did you get other people to notice you? 3) Who did you approach to write for? 4) Who are your competitors? 5) Are you working and living comfortably on your freelance writing wage? 6) How much do you charge per article you write? 7) Do you think Freelance writers are in demand, despite the recession? 8) What are the challenges of setting up your own freelance writing business? 9) Would I be better off working for someone else, moneywise? Thank you in advance for answering my long list of questions, I just want to make sure I am making the right decision. I look forward to hearing from you all!