8 Ways You Can Succeed at a Freelance Writer: a blog around freelance writing along with helpful tips and tricks.
1. Stick to your niche
2. Work on multiple projects
3. Create a contact list
4. Connect with fellow freelance writers
5. Be professional
6. Create an editorial calendar for your blog
7. Learn how to market yourself as a writer
8. Stay organized
We have now arrived at the final installment in this blogging series. Over the past several weeks we have covered many different topics and all relate to one another. However, what happens when we use the knowledge we have gained from those previous blog posts to write our own blog?
Below are 8 ways you can succeed at a freelance writer.
1. Be honest with yourself
2. Learn to self-promote
3. Networking is your best friend
4. Set writing goals for yourself
5. Don’t give up
6. Take advantage of social media sites
7. Google is your best friend, too!
8. Write what you love
I’m a freelance writer, which means I spend my days writing for other people, usually for money. On paper this seems like a good deal (and sometimes it is!), but in reality it can be a difficult life, fraught with financial uncertainty and the constant need to convince other people to give me work. Oh, and I also have to actually do the work once I get it.
But that’s all OK, because I love my job. And yes, everybody says that about their job, but I really mean it. I get to make up stories every day and then get paid for them; how great is that? And every day when I sit down at my desk to start writing, I take stock of what makes me successful as a freelance writer and then try to maximize those factors.
Here are eight ways you can succeed at a freelance life:
If you want to become a freelance writer, the first step is to take your writing seriously. You need to make it a priority and treat it like a business. In this post, I’ll outline eight ways you can succeed as a freelance writer.
1. Get organized
2. Set up your office
3. Learn from other writers
4. Make yourself available
5. Always be on the lookout for new clients
6. Build relationships with fellow freelancers
7. Create a portfolio website
8. Develop marketing materials
There is no magic bullet when it comes to succeeding at freelance writing. Sure, there are a ton of different ways to generate more traffic and make more money as a freelance writer, but nothing that is an instant ticket to success.
However, there are certain things you can do to immediately improve your freelance writing career. There are freelancers who practice these eight habits and make five times as much money as their counterparts.
If you want to be successful at freelance writing, start doing the following:
1. Charge by the project, not per word or hour
2. Create a portfolio with samples from past clients
3. Write for publications that pay well (even if it’s not much)
4. Market yourself on social media sites like Twitter and LinkedIn
5. Offer extras like keyword research and SEO optimized content
6. Research what others in your niche are charging for similar work
7. Take advantage of the “gig economy” by using Fiverr or Elance to find freelance work
8. Don’t work for free!
1. Make a list of your skills.
Do you have any special talents or skills that you could use to earn money? If so, then you might be able to make some extra money by doing freelance work.
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