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Freelance Writing Jobs Are Always Available: There Is a Will, There Is a Way


Taking the first steps in a freelance writing career can be really difficult because you don’t know where to start and how to look for jobs. The good news is that there is a huge demand on this type of services.

Using the following tips will allow you to start your career smoothly and become a successful freelance writer.

  • Start modestly.
  • $100 per hour jobs are every freelancer’s dream. However, it will be incredibly difficult to get offers like this in the beginning of your career. This is why you should lower your standards and take every client you can find. This is not ideal, but it will be a good start. This method will allow you to get some steady income and build up your reputation. Once you have a good portfolio and more experience, you will be able to move on to more attractive clients.

  • Avoid content farms.
  • Many beginners believe that they should start with the so-called “content farms”. You can do this if you have time to spare. Bear in mind that the amount of money you will be able to make through these websites will hardly be satisfactory. Also, the articles you write there will not make your portfolio look good and attractive.

    If possible, look for “real” jobs that will help uncover your talent as a writer.

  • Use professional job boards.
  • You can find them through an online search engine. You need to understand that it will take some time and plenty of attempts before you get a good client. Do not despair after the first dozen of applications you send out is rejected or ignored. Keep trying and you will succeed.

    It’s essential to create an attractive application that will stand out and draw attention. Study the instructions of the employer and follow them closely. If you cannot do even a simple thing like this, you will be seen as lacking in professionalism.

    Do not send out a standard application to all prospective employers. Every email you write must be personalized according to the company’s needs and “style”. This application must be your personal ad, so you should go all out. The quality of the email you send will be seen as a proof of your skills and potential.

  • Look for permanent/semi-permanent jobs.
  • Even in the very beginning of your career, you should focus on jobs that will be stable. Otherwise, you will be stuck in a constant search for new clients. This will be a waste of time and detrimental to your career as a whole.

 
 
 

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