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Looking For Well-Paid Jobs In Freelance Creative Writing

Freelance writing often conjures images of traipsing through the Amazon jungle investigating the cultures that have yet to use cellular phones. With the Internet and the ease of communication, freelance writing has shifted away from the on-site investigating that it once was. Freelancing involves assignments given by clients and writers who complete them. Even though it might seem like some of the creative aspects of writing have disappeared, this could not be farther from the truth. There are still plenty of opportunities for creating writing, you just need to know where to look.

Join a Freelancing Website

It is a good idea to join a freelancing website. This way, you can search through the thousands of jobs that are offered nearly every minute of the day. Those jobs are organized by skill and style. While some will clearly be labeled as creative opportunities, there are usually many other opportunities that are creative, but not labeled that way. You should keep your eyes open to opportunities that allow you to choose the topics, so you can write creatively.

Learn How to Blog

One of the most creative and popular styles of writing today is blogging. If you search through the jobs on a writing website, you will find that most of the opportunities are for blogging. Some clients will want their bloggers to write about certain topics, but there are many more that allow their writers to pick what they write about - as long as it fits with the goal of the blog. For example, if you get to write for a blog about baseball, you can write about a popular player, an unusual statistic, or you could even write a poem or a short narrative about the subject. The opportunities are endless.

Build a Strong Reputation

In order to get those creative opportunities, you have to prove yourself as a writer, first. This is not a thing you can do overnight, so you have to set some goals. The first thing you need to do is get hired to write on the website. Then, you have to deliver a quality product. You will need to do this repeatedly, until you build a reputation. Once you have established a reputation, then clients will consider you for positions that are more creative and lucrative, too. You have to maintain that reputation so you can maintain those opportunities.

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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