So you’re looking into becoming a freelance writer? Well, here are a few tips for getting you started. Most often, the freelance opportunities that are available are ones that people do not necessarily want or they are relatively new requests from businesses. For just starting out, you most likely will not land the high paying, most interesting writing assignments. Those types of assignments tend to go to established freelancers. To help you along the way to becoming an established freelancer, here are five tips to get you started!
Tip 1: The most important part of becoming a successful freelance writer is to establish a portfolio of your writings. Make sure to include your best content within your portfolio since they will serve as samples of your writing competency and style. Spend some time and even ask your family and friends which of your writings best reflect your abilities.
Tip 2: There are several types of freelance writing opportunities that are available. You can look for opportunities for writing content online, for magazines or newspapers, or even for book publishers. It’s best to start small, gain some experience, and build up your portfolio as discussed in the last tip.
Tip 3: Do your utmost to satisfy the client’s expectations, especially any deadlines the client and you agree upon. You submitted work to your client should reflect your best efforts for completing the writing assignment.
Tip 4: Even though you are or will be a freelance writer, being professional goes a long way with clients. You can create your own website to display samples of your writings, your billing rates, and possibly a list of your past clients. Having a professional website for your freelance writing will establish your credibility as a dependable freelancer.
Tip 5: Once you establish yourself as a dependable freelancer, you will learn there are several freelance opportunities available to you. And once you complete an increasing number of freelance assignments, you will create a list of satisfied clients. This list of satisfied clients can create an opportunity for additional work down the road or even pass your name onto their friends.