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Getting Profitable Freelance Writing Jobs For Beginners


As economies change, so do job opportunities and the past few years have proved that even the large global economy can be subject to fluctuations that can affect our way of life. As with an organism, our ability to adapt contributes significantly to our ability to survive and many people have found that this approach is necessary in today's unstable job market.

One way some people deal with unpredictable employment opportunities is to find alternates sources of income that are flexible. This allows them to practice this job while they have free time and easily leave it when they have better forms of employment available. One such job type is freelance writing, but to succeed, you have to know how to do it right.

As a beginner to freelancing, your best bet will be to follow these simple steps to help you get started on the right track:

  1. Skills and qualifications
  2. As in any job, you need to be qualified in order to acquire the position and this can be done in many, easy ways. Since most freelancers are not required to present official qualifications, simply demonstrating your ability to perform the required skill is usually enough.

  3. Your online profile
  4. Your online profile is the first thing any employer is likely to see about you so care should be taken in its creation. Be as detailed as you need to be and include any information or sample of your writing that you believe will help improve the quality of your profile.

  5. Experience
  6. This can be tricky at first since one needs to complete jobs in order to gain experience, however, everyone has to start somewhere and there are some simple tricks you could use to improve your chances. For beginners, I recommend working with an online hosting site to increase your exposure to available jobs. You should seek to acquire any jobs for the sake of gaining experience on the site.

  7. Reputation
  8. Your reputation is important and you must guard it well. As a freelancer, you will encounter many horrible employers and it is in your best interest to be professional in your dealings with them until you complete your contract, after which you no longer need to work for them.

  9. Determination
  10. You will encounter many failures and pitfalls along the way and it is important to keep focused on your goal. Do not be discouraged if you don’t get hired in the expected time frame, new jobs appear everyday.

Pitch your services

You should be able to learn if clients have worked with freelancers in the past and what skills they look for in a good freelance writer. This will help you know how to pitch your services and develop a winning proposal.

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