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Discovering New Freelance Writing Opportunities: 10 Useful Tips

So, you have decided that writing is the best freelance option for you. If you have never tried writing before, you definitely need to know some useful information before becoming a professional who makes good money.

There are two types of freelance writing on the Internet: texts that are composed from scratch are related to the sphere of copywriting; texts that are re-composed from already existing ones and made unique are related to the sphere of rewriting. It’s up to you what to choose, because these spheres demand different skills.

As a beginner in any sphere, you can start with the following steps:

  1. Improve your grammar.
  2. Your language should be really good. If you offer fruits of your labor to owners of websites that require high-quality content, texts with mistakes and poor phrasing will look quite miserable.

  3. Master text editors.
  4. Develop a good speed of typing to reduce your turnaround time. Read several posts about the functions of the text editor you are going to use.

  5. Learn how to find the right information.
  6. You can’t be an expert in every sphere. However, sometimes you’ll be supposed to write informative articles on the topics you are not knowledgeable enough about. That’s why you need to scan search results as fast as you can and choose the right information required for the projects.

  7. Learn the main principles of writing texts.
  8. You can do it on your own, with the help of training courses, free information that is available on the Web, etc.

  9. Get registered on several specialized marketplaces for freelance writers.
  10. This will help you find the first orders. Such platforms will provide you with the best interface and the most comfortable working surrounding.

  11. Check your bank account.
  12. Make sure that you have an account that can be used for receiving payments from customers from around the world.

  13. Create a portfolio.
  14. Collect the best works that you have, or give links to already published texts that you have sold if their owners do not mind.

  15. Learn about SEO.
  16. SEO-friendly articles are always in high demand. That’s why learning keywords, anchors and other stuff will increase your chance of getting a job.

  17. Choose the subjects are you really good in.
  18. Try to avoid areas in which you are not a specialist.

  19. Do your best to write top-notch content.
  20. Remember that a good writer is basically not the one who composes a dozen texts a day. A good writer is the one who feels satisfaction in the process of writing, develops creativity, and approaches each task with inspiration.

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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