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How to Get Work As a Freelance Writer

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 0 0

Many recently unemployed people are looking into becoming a freelance writer as a means to make ends meet. Becoming a freelance writer can be easy or difficult; it really depends on your skills and what you already know. Writing freelance is not the get-rich-quick scheme that some may think; it is a real job that actually requires real effort. There are definite downsides to building a freelance business such as putting in lots of hard work at low pay to build a reputation. Positive aspects are that you can make a schedule that works for you, be the boss, and work on projects you like.

You need to get signed up with a freelancing website right away. Begin a profile, upload some samples of your work and then bid on certain tasks. It is also important to create a writer profile and include a list of your skills as a writer. And it would be wise to put in a work sample because you may not get the job if they can't tell what your skills are. If you are looking for work don't bid on a job that is too big, start with the smaller jobs. It's a wise choice to work at what you're already comfortable with because then you won't have to do so much research. For example, you should not bid on projects about automobiles if you know nothing about them.

Do you best after you a customer chooses you for a project as a good rating from the current customer can create more work. Know what the customer's specifications are and stick to them because you might lose the job if you don't meet the keyword density or correct length for instance. It is also crucial that you know how to write. Though you do not have to be an expert in the English language, it is important that your sentences are properly structured and that you don't stray from your topic. If the customer is not completely clear in his instructions, always ask questions, to make sure you understand exactly what he expects from you. Naturally, the better course is to inquire about the requirements rather than to assume something and later find out you were wrong and the work has to be done again. 

At the start freelance writing appears to be complex, but it is not an extremely difficult task. Remember your customer must be satisfied with your writing, and in each instance give your best work to them. Becoming a freelance writer isn't that difficult, but it does take determination and perseverance so keep at it until you see results




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