Writer requires a purchase order number or an initialized agreement before beginning Work. Incidental expenses such as long distance phone calls, postage, courier service, are absorbed by Writer. I suggest that all freelance writers purchase a standard contract, whether a LOA, SOW or more formal contract, through a lawyer. Low-cost legal help can be obtained through joining the National Writers Union. Another role is to simply do it for fun or to build up a broader portfolio of skills. In this article, you'll get the basics on what it takes to ease your way into freelance writing as a career or hobby. Hundreds of thousands of writing opportunities exist. Making the most of them is where the art of the freelancer really comes into play.