How to do so.
One of the things that I have been doing to make money over the course of the past couple of years is writing as a freelancer. During the time that I have been doing this, I have managed to find various different ways and methods of making money and finding work, and I will share these with you today. I will give you links to various helpful websites, and tips on how you can succeed as a writer.
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The first thing that it is very important to do is to practice your writing style. There are a number of websites that allow you to sign up with no previous experience and you are able to publish anything you like. An example of these websites would be Triond (click to visit). On this website, you can write and publish on a number of sister websites about literally anything you wish to write about. Most freelance clients will ask for an example of your previous work, and this is the perfect place to be able to post some work which shows your best abilities. Another example is WikiNut (click to visit) which is a very similar website and well worth a visit.
Once you have managed to publish a few articles on there, you are now ready to enter the real world of publishing. There are a number of ways that you can get people to hire you as a writer. The first way would be if you got a website and pubished details about what you would be willing to write about and at what price. You should take a good look around other similar websites to see the prices that other people are charging. Personally, I charge £10 per 500 words and a little more if there is going to be a lot of research involved with a project, but you can set your own rates depending on what the projects involve. I have accepted work for as little as £4 per 500 words and as much as £200 per 500 words (which was for a national newspaper, and they pay a lot more than smaller publishers).
It is very important that you have a good CV. There are some companies (Prospect Solution, Search Sciences LLP etc) that will hire writers and assign projects to them, but your CV has to be good, and it has to show that you have had experience in the past. The websites shown above are a great place to gain that experience if you have not been able to get any yourself in the past.
You also need to be able to manage your time effectively. For example, you don’t want to be accepting a project that should take ten days, and then only remember that you have to start it a couple of days before the final deadline. Buying a diary or planner would be a good thing to do, as it also ensures that you’re not accepting work that clashes with other projects, or giving your client a time scale which is unrealistic.
Keep your website/CV up to date. If you gain more experience, or write a piece for a particularly impressive employer, then make sure that you should about it. The more you’ve done, and the more work that you should be able to show off, the more chances you have of gaining more work in the future. This is certainly something to be bearing in mind.
The most important thing to remember is that you should never give up on what you want. One of the bad things about being a writer is that you will have rejection almost as often (if not more often when you’re starting out) than acceptance. But you should keep trying, and the more work and experience you get under your belt, the more chance you have of being able to get projects that are of interest to you.
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