Breaking News: How Freelance Writers Add Value to Society

“Writers Will Save The World” — William Ballard

William Ballard, MBA
5 min readJul 24, 2021


As a freelance writer, it’s pretty easy to feel like you are locked away from the rest of the world.

You see, friends and family leave their homes every day to go to work, and they participate in work activities in service-oriented jobs, in office environments, and so much more — while you sit at home and type away at the computer.

While you may keep the money rolling in on a regular basis with your writing talents, it’s easy to lose sight of just why your job actually matters.

The fact is freelance writers really do contribute to society, and likely far more than you may realize!

Freelance Writers Add Value to Society Through Marketing Purposes — “Writers Will Save The World”

Many freelance writing assignments available to you are those designed for marketing purposes (copywriting).

They may be to write copy for retail websites such as product descriptions, or blog posts for medical offices, or whitepapers for a law firm (with easier to understand verbiage), or any number of other things.

The fact of this matter is this: Content is critical to the success of a business. And the business owners that understand this place a high value in the type of contribution you provide.

In fact, from a recent report by the Bureau of Labor Statics, they currently view the profession of writers as being one of the most in-demand careers.

And while I’m at it, let me also add this: I don’t know about you, but I view writers, freelance writers more specifically, as being entrepreneurs — and according to Michael Hyatt’s latest book, Entrepreneurs Will Save the World, he asserts that entrepreneurs contribute to society in at least these three ways:

Communities benefit from the jobs you provide and the growth you produce.

Governments (local, state, and federal) benefit through the taxes raised from your efforts.



William Ballard, MBA

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