Freelance Writers Appreciation Week - Second Week in February
(Last Updated On: November 9, 2022)


Every year during the second week in February, Freelance Writers Appreciation Week offers an opportunity to show gratitude for those who use their talent to create great content.

Long hours. Lack of health benefits and paid vacation. Too much coffee. Constant distractions on the internet. The pressure of deadlines. Staring at a computer screen for hours on end. Articles and blog posts with no byline. And the worst part? People don’t consider it a real job! Welcome to the world of freelance writing.

Despite some of the negative aspects, there are many benefits of being a freelance writer. They can work from virtually anywhere in the word. This includes their own home while still in their pajamas. They have flexible schedules. This is especially helpful for those who have children. They don’t need to commute. Since freelance writers don’t have to share space with others, there is a less chance of getting sick. Many freelancers write about a variety of topics. This means they are always learning new and interesting things. And the best part? Skilled freelance writers even make a living doing it.

Freelance writers mostly used to work for print publications, such as newspapers and magazines. This is still the case for some. The advance of the internet, however, has created a need for online content. Everyone knows there is seemingly no end to the internet, which means content is always necessary. This is great job security for freelance writers!

Freelance writers contribute their time, efforts, and energy to make the Internet, and the world, a better place. Isn’t it time they get the recognition they deserve? This is exactly what this week is all about!

HOW TO OBSERVE #FreelanceWritersAppreciationWeek

During the week, some writing websites have free giveaways for freelance writers. Companies who hire freelance writers send an e-mail or a note of appreciation. Other companies hold digital parties for their freelance writers or send them an online gift card. Some lucky freelance writers might even get taken out for coffee or lunch.

Other ways to participate in the week:

  • If you know a freelance writer, ask them about their work and what they like best about it.
  • If you’re good with words, consider becoming a freelance writer.
  • Learn about famous writers that started out freelancing including Upton Sinclair and Aline Brosh McKenna.
  • If you’re a freelance writer, take time for some much-needed self-care (you know you need it!)

No matter what you do, try to show appreciation for freelance writers. Even a small token of appreciation goes a long way. Also, be sure to share this fun week on social media with #FreelanceWritersAppreciationWeek


Freelance Writers Appreciation Week has been observed every year since 2013. It’s not known who created this day. It was most likely an underappreciated freelance writer who felt they deserved some recognition for all their hard work.

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