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How to Start and Become a Successful Freelance Writer Today
The Freelance writing industry is booming! There are literally millions of people all around the world that need things written for them. Whether it's an article for their blog, stories, e-books, sales copies or something else altogether. There is a high demand for freshly written content and freelance content writers by people who don't have the time and or skills to write all that content for their self.
Pick a Niche, Any Niche.
And because of this high demand for written content, the freelancing writing industry provides a lot of opportunity for someone to earn money from it by becoming a freelance writer. And there isn't no shortage of websites and places you can use to sell your freelance writing skills on and earn some extra cash with along the way while also improving your skills and reputation all the time.
Freelance means = no strings attached. So you're not tied into some contract and don't have to get on their payroll to get paid. You just advertise, get the work, do it and then deliver it and then get paid. It's about the same for any freelance type of work you can find. But here I want to talk about becoming a successful freelance writer!
One of the best things about being a freelance writer is that you can can pick and choose the topics, subjects or industries that you want to write about. You might not always be able to find writing jobs available that are based in your industry that you're educated, knowledgeable and skilled in. But if you can find someone that needs an article written on something you are, then you can do it.
Provided you get the job and are hired for it of course! One way to find writing jobs that you will like to do is on SEOClerks
. You can browse through the list of wants and requests
. These are requests made by other people who need that written work doing. The cool thing is you can even search that wants by keyword. So if your specialty is writing about puppies, search for that and you'll find any that were made for such a thing which you can then place a bid on. If the buyer still needs it, they can purchase it from your bid and you'll get the job and just have to write it and then deliver it to get paid. Simples!
Of course, the buck doesn't start and stop with SEOClerks
. Another great site to find paid freelance writing work is on WordClerks.com
because that site is dedicated to writing jobs of all kinds and it basically works the same way. However on each site you can create a service that advertises your writing skills and abilities and then people who need that can see it and purchase that from you.
Plus I don't really like to talk about and tell people about other sites when on SEOClerks
. But there are other freelance sites you can use in the same token. Some of them include sites like iWriter.com
and Associated Content
which provide you an opportunity to bid on peoples writing requests for whatever they need. You get hired, do the writing, deliver and get paid.
If your content is well written, researched and you've done a good job. There's a high possibility that you'll get hired again and again for the same writing tasks by the same people and that can provide a steady stream of income for you. When you have a lot of clients you're working for, the earnings can really add up and it can turn out to be a very profitable thing to do.
Charge Low and Gradually Increase
Due to the massive high demand for freshly written content, and due to the fact that there's literally millions of people that can do it and are bidding on it. Most buyers choose the writer who can do it at the cheapest price. So one way to bag your first sales is to provide written content at a cheap price to start off with. Once you've got some good reviews under your belt you can start charging a bit more. Eventually if you get a lot of good positive reviews for your writing work, you can start charging those higher prices. Since people will see you are highly rated and recommended they still will buy from you.
Another good tip that can help you secure those exclusive and high paying writing jobs is to create and prepare a resume for yourself. You can use that to list out all your writing skills, abilities, talents and experiences. How long you've been writing for, the kinds of subjects you've covered. That sort of thing. You could even impress them with an infographic resume
which are sexy hot right now!
How about going one step further? How is that possible? Well you could create your own portfolio site of sorts and include lots of blog posts that actually shows off your writing skills. When people who want to buy your services check out your portfolio site and see your amazingly written articles they will be chomping at the bit to buy your writing services!
Get out there and promote yourself!
Freelance writing is a business like any other. So you should think like a businesses like any other. In order for any business to be a success and to actually make money and or thrive today. That business will need to be promoted and advertised to people. And in the right places too! If you have your own freelance portfolio site you can SEO that for good rankings. Good. But you can also do the whole promotion thing and promote it on Social Media sites like Facebook, Twitter etc etc etc and it's a great way to plug your business and freelance writing skills for free.
One of the best ways to get guaranteed writing jobs though is to create your own service on here on SEOClerks and then bump it daily or purchase category highlighting or featured listings. That way people will definitely see it, you'll show up before the rest and it will increase your chances of someone clicking on the "Buy Now
" button. It couldn't really get any easier than this.
Are you a freelance writer?
Do you use sites such as iWriter.com, Odesk.com and Guru.com, Helium, eHow and Associated Content or even SEOClerks or WordClerks to find work?
What tips could you give someone starting out in the freelance writing industry for the first time?