Are you a freelance writer? Do you have a knack for making words come to life on a page? You may want to consider freelance writing as a way to make a good living from home.
Freelance writers write anything from newspaper columns to web content and even ebooks.
Before you go looking for freelance jobs, you should build up a portfolio of articles. You can write for your own website or blog, offer to write free articles for friends, or contact your local paper about writing a column for them. Work on some articles that you can use as samples of your work and build a list of references for your potential clients to contact.
Where To Find Work
If you're like most freelance writers, you are looking for more freelance work. You can visit some of the best freelance websites like joberr and post your job. For example "I will write a 400 word article for you for $5". It is also a good idea to showcase some of your writing in the job, and tell a little about you and your area of expertise. You may also want to consider starting a blog, and post some of your example articles. It’s an easy way to add articles, short tips and any other writings to your site on an ongoing basis.
Networking is another great way to find work. Think about friends, former colleagues, bosses and clients that would be interested in having some writing done. Simply ***** them and paste in your joberr listing url and invite them to check out your job and your work. As you start building your own client base, and getting more ratings & reviews, it will be much easier to impress your potential clients.
Do you know someone that successfully freelances now? Ask them for advice on getting started and spend some time with them. They may refer clients to you that they don’t have time for. Do the same for other freelancers if you are contacted with a project you can’t handle.
Many magazines will accept freelance work. Keep a spreadsheet with names and addresses of the editors of the various publications and pitch story ideas on a regular basis. It can be tough to get a foot in the door with magazines, but once you start getting published it will become easier and in many cases more lucrative.
How much you will get paid will largely depend on the size of the project, the expertise knowledge needed, and how involved it is. Short articles on general topics that don’t require research may ***** as little as $5.00 a piece while a more in depth project requiring more research may get you $50 or mroe. Then there are long projects such as writing an ebook may bring you several hundred dollars or more.
If you love writing about a variety of topics, I encourage you to give freelance writing a try. It’s a great way to do what you love and stay home with the kids at the same time. The main key to becoming a successful freelance writer is to practice writing all the time, whether you get paid for it or not. Just get out a pen and paper, or open you favorite text editor and start writing.
Some Statistics on Freelance Writing
- Most freelance writers earn up to $10,000/year
- Most freelance writers work less than 20 hours a week
- Freelance writers who work full-time earn $40,000+ per year