If you’ve ever wondered how to become a freelance writer, then you’re far from alone. For a start, this and every single article you read online or in print was created by some sort of writer.
This means there are people out there making a living from either a freelance writing career, or or via paid employment in this field.
Then there are product descriptions, advertising copy, information leaflets, non-fiction books, newspapers and magazines and much more.
Even where fiction novels are concerned, a ghostwriter has often had a hand in creating the text, shaping it into something that reads well and is enjoyable.
There are also writers who specialize in SEO, business to business, technical or academic writing.
When you begin to look around at how much written content is out there, it’s clear to see that numerous people are making a living from freelance writing.
So how do you get a slice of the pie? Why would you want to?
Freelance writing is a flexible career choice that you can do from home – and it can be incredibly lucrative too. That’s why it’s ideal for parents, students and anyone else who wants to use their writing skills to their advantage.
- Getting Started as a Freelance Writer
- 7 Top Tips From a Real Life Freelance Writer
- What is freelance writing?
- How To Become a Freelance Writer in 7 Easy Steps
- 1. Do your freelance writing research
- 2. Pick a freelance writer niche
- 3. Build a professional writer portfolio
- 4. Set your freelance writer rates
- 5. Create a presence
- 6. Land your first paying clients
- 7. Grow your business
- How to become a freelance writer – FAQs
- How will you start your freelance writing career – and where could it take you?
Getting Started as a Freelance Writer
If you want to know how to become a successful freelance writer, you can start right here.
This article contains all you need to know so you can start freelance writing, including the types of freelance writing work you can do.
We also explain how starting your own blog could help you along the way, how to create a writing portfolio, the relevance of search engine optimization, how to find potential clients and where to find freelance writing opportunities.
All the advice given here is backed up by real life experience from those who have made a freelance career in writing their full time job.
So if you want to know how to become a freelance writer, read on to find out all the advice and tips we have to share.
If you have a computer, internet connection, good writing skills and an interest in earning a living this way, the good news is that plenty of people have managed to do exactly that.
It’s just that many aspiring writers don’t know where to start. To help with this, we’ve broken down precisely what you need to do into 7 simple steps.
So let’s take a look at what sort of freelance writing jobs exist – as well as what we mean when we refer to a ‘freelance writer’.
First and foremost, though, here are our top tips from a real life freelance writer – a member of the Mum’s Money team, no less! (Editors note: a super duper mega-important member of our team. I could not run this ship without Tracy on the crew).
7 Top Tips From a Real Life Freelance Writer
1. Many people struggle with writing and will pay you to do it instead
This is the number one golden rule, so read it carefully. When I first started writing, I had no idea how much other people both disliked and struggled with it.
However I soon found that many people will in fact very happily pay you to take work off their hands so can do what they prefer or pick and choose which writing tasks to outsource.
This means there is a HUGE market out there for skilled writers, so why shouldn’t you become one of them?
2. Do you genuinely enjoy writing?
If the answer is no, then think about your career choice very carefully. Spending 10, 20, 30 or 40 hours a week in front of a computer – while trying to think of exactly what to write – isn’t for everyone.
If you like writing and find it easy, however, this is the career for you. It really is.
3. Mutual respect.
Pay attention to your clients’ requirements and answer enquiries promptly. If your work will be late, say so and give a revised timescale at the same time.
It’s good manners and goes a long way in ensuring those word of mouth recommendations. In return, you can expect to be treated in a similar way.
If people don’t pay up or bark out orders, you can drop them. Saying no when you need to one of the joys of being freelance.
4. Have your eyes on the next prize
Once you have enough work to pay the bills while keeping you busy, where would you like to go from there?
Specialize? Raise your rates so you can cut your hours? Head up a team? Whatever’s important to you should be the aim – we only get one go at this thing called life ;).
5. You will always be learning
Whether it’s all about SEO, becoming a pro at concealing keywords or tricks that help you write an informative article, there’s always something new to pick up.
Then there’s the research you do along the way. Just ask me anything about industrial oil, that’s all I’m saying. (Those days are gone, thankfully.)
6. Keep track of all your income and expenditure
Boring it may be, but set up some sort of task management program if that’s what it takes. You’ll thank yourself when it comes to those dreaded tax returns, believe me (and they’re actually not as bad as I expected).
7. Read number one again – and have faith in yourself.
There’s nothing special about people who succeed: if anything, self-belief is what sets them apart.
What is freelance writing?
Freelance writing is creating content for websites, print publications or to be used in advertising. That’s the ‘writing’ bit.
The ‘freelance’ part refers to how you work and get paid.
What does ‘freelance’ mean?
A freelance writer is self employed, so they’re very much their own boss. Clients pay freelance writers to complete a piece or series of work as per their requirements.
This differs from paid employment as one of the types of writer described below, as you work for more than one client.
Freelance writing clients will pay an agreed rate for the work their writer does. This may be calculated on an hourly basis, per word or per writing job.
It’s a great job for anyone who enjoys putting words together. You will also need to be self-motivated with good organizational skills so you can stay on top of your workload.
If that describes you, then being a freelance writer could suit you perfectly. You can work as and when you choose, and can even pick your own clients.
Over time, the money you will earn as a professional writer is also likely to increase. Though when you first become a freelance writer you may not be rich, you can command higher rates as you build up experience.
The most in-demand, well established freelance writers can earn $100 per hour, or even more, making it a lucrative long-term career prospect.
A freelance writer may do one or several kinds of writing, as follows.
What sort of writing does a freelancer do?
A content writer most often creates copy for websites, although they may also work with print. Good content writers will create engaging pieces that are clear to read.
As this kind of freelance writer works with a variety of clients, they will need the ability to write in a defined ‘tone of voice’ (TOV) for each.
Freelance writers working in this field and writing for websites or blogs will also fare better if they have some understanding of search engine optimization (SEO). There’s more on this below under ‘SEO writing’.
Content writers may create marketing emails and web content such as landing pages, product descriptions and more in-depth articles.
The terms ‘content writer’ and ‘copywriter’ are often used interchangeably, and as such the difference between the two types is a subtle one.
‘Copywriting’ is associated with creating content that is designed to sell a product or service. Advertising and marketing agencies will thus often employ copywriters, who may work for them on an employed or freelance basis.
Both content writers and copywriters will create web pages such as product descriptions and landing pages, and the likes of marketing emails.
Those taglines and slogans the public come to associate with particular brands or products tend to have come from a copywriter, normally one that specializes in advertising. Again, TOV is key.
While blogging is a term that most people are familiar with, some are understandably unsure about what it really means.
The term ‘blog’ came about as a shortened version of ‘web log’. As such, a blog is a website where you might find anything from short stories to an informative article.
People use their own blogs to share their work, ideas and knowledge with others. They may also be used as the first step to becoming a freelance writer.
Many new freelance writers start out as bloggers. They may also be hired to write a blog post on behalf of a professional blogger who wants to outsource their content writing.
We’ll explain more about the relationship between blogging and setting up a freelance writing business below, under the 7 steps heading.
SEO writing refers to search engine optimized copy that has been created with search engines in mind.
If a business wants to establish an online presence and be found by potential customers or clients, then they should use SEO to their advantage.
It’s all very well having a great blog, product or service, but its days may well be numbered if no-one’s buying.
Paid writing opportunities exist because someone wants the writer to help them make money, and this happens when the reader is engaged enough to invest in what’s being offered.
A better writer understands that whoever they’re working for wants to attract more clients, but it’s no good if those new clients don’t come across that business when they’re searching.
Using SEO – and specifically keywords or search terms that people are interested in – is often the secret to a business making more money.
A writer with SEO knowledge and experience therefore has a big advantage over one who has none.
The only skill required from the writer, however, may be a simple matter of fitting key phrases into the text so they flow naturally, so don’t be daunted.
In short, clients will invest in freelance writing services because they want that investment to pay off – and being found online is the first step towards that sort of success.
So where does ghostwriting come into the equation?
A ghostwriter creates copy on behalf of someone else, on the basis that the person they are working for will receive the credit rather than them.
While this may not sound appealing, it can be a satisfying and lucrative field to work in – assuming your ego can cope with a published work not bearing your name.
Ghostwriters often work with people such as celebrities, who may not have the skills or time to write a book by themselves.
The writing craft side of things is thus handed over to the likes of experienced freelance writers who can create engaging copy from jumbled notes or a series of audio recordings.
When you start as a freelancer this may not be the easiest writing niche to break into, but it can happen over time. Especially for those who invest some time in networking.
Writing work for bloggers or businesses may also be done on a ghostwriting basis, where the blogger or company publishes content they’ve commissioned under their own name.
As with copy and content writing, tone of voice (TOV) is often crucial to the success of a ghostwriter.
When you first find freelance writing jobs you’re unlikely to be offered a regular slot as a columnist, but again it’s something that may happen over time.
That’s not to say you would never be offered a writing job for a newspaper, magazine or website column, as this kind of work could be available on a ghostwriting basis.
A columnist often shares their experiences, views or advice with the public, and is hired because their writing is an entertaining read.
The prospect of working as a columnist in future may also be something to bear in mind when creating your writing portfolio, if you have ambitions to move in that direction.
It could also be due to the fact that you’ve done some guest posting – perhaps free of charge – for a local publication.
If you’re prepared to write a column for a local free magazine, for example, then this would make a great collection of writing samples to add to your portfolio.
This sort of real life practice is what can help make you a good writer – as well as one that stands out from other freelance writers.
Business to business
Another lucrative freelance writing niche exists in the form of business to business communications.
For some companies, communicating with the businesses they work with, for or on behalf of can be crucial to their success.
For instance, let’s say the company has a new product or service to offer to other businesses. A freelance writer may be tasked with setting this out in print or on an email.
The second business is happier because they’re been kept in the loop, while for the first it may make them more money.
Business to business freelance writing may again be completed on a ghostwriting basis, where a key player may take the credit for content they’ve commissioned.
In your past employment, you may even have done this kind of writing already if your responsibilities included communicating with other businesses.
Technical writing is a more specialist type for those with a good working knowledge of fields such as IT or engineering.
A technical freelance writer may create user manuals for parts or machinery, or might get involved in creating reports or white papers.
For many this isn’t the most appealing kind of freelance writing out there, but if you do have technical know-how then you should be able to command higher fees.
If you’re something of a nerd who loves delving into how and why things work, a technical freelance writing career could the the one to go for.
Freelance academic writing is again more niche, but may be ideal for those whose knowledge of a particular subject complements their writing skills.
An academic writer will need a decent working knowledge of relevant referencing systems and how to conduct reliable research.
Writers working in academia may produce scholarly articles for journals, contribute to books or create teaching materials, so it’s a pretty specialist area.
One to consider, perhaps, if you want to build up a freelance writing business while studying at a higher academic level.
How To Become a Freelance Writer in 7 Easy Steps
So that’s the types of freelance writing covered. If you like the sound of one or a number of those specialisms, then here are the key steps you can take to establish your own freelance writing business.
1. Do your freelance writing research
The best way to get a handle on the sort of work available to freelance writers is to do your homework. There’s another reason for doing some in-depth research right at the outset too.
If you want to work as a freelance writer, then don’t underestimate the importance of research when you start freelance writing. Doing some at this stage can help to make sure whether this could be the right career path for you.
Whether you write for businesses, academics, bloggers or publications, a huge part of most writing jobs involves doing your homework.
Freelance writing often involves a lot of research, as you could be expected to write convincingly about topics you have little or no prior knowledge of.
So perhaps you could treat this as your first writing assignment. Collate your own in-depth list of the type of work that’s out there and take notes about what each task involves.
What type of work is being offered? What industry is it in? How much does it pay? Which niches seem to come up time and time again? What skills are required – and are there gaps in your knowledge or experience that would get in your way?
The idea is to narrow down your options to find out where you can match what potential freelance writing clients want with your own experience, skills and interests.
Doing this at the outset can help you determine what sort of experience you may need – as well as how you may be able to carve a successful and lucrative niche for your freelance writing career.
To find out what you need to know, simply Google ‘freelance writer’ or similar phrases, or check out step 5 about creating a presence for more information on the right sites to use.
You can also check out similar hashtags on social media to see what everyone’s saying. Don’t forget LinkedIn, which often connects clients with a freelance writer via networking.
Some of the biggest sites in the business are Contena, Textbroker, Copify and ContentFly, all of which specialize in freelance writing.
You can also take a look at more general sites like Upwork, Fiverr and Freelancer, all of which often list freelance writing gigs on their job boards.
Related: How to Get Your First Job on Upwork
Is freelance writing for you?
Another reason to invest as much time as you can spare into research is to help determine whether freelance writing really could be the career for you.
Be honest with yourself. Do you find that writing comes naturally to you, or is squeezing out every word a struggle?
Are other writers likely to be much better or faster than you? The answer to this doesn’t matter so much, as you will improve in terms of both time and speed as you gain experience.
The answers to the next couple of questions do matter, however. Is freelance writing something you could spend all your working hours doing?
Now you know a little more about it, are you committed enough to work towards your goal of becoming a successful freelance writer?
2. Pick a freelance writer niche
Let’s assume that you like the look of what your research has turned up and you want to build up your own writing business.
The next step is to determine your niche. Who will you be writing for, and what kind of content will you create?
The term ‘niche’ doesn’t necessarily mean that you specialize in one narrow area. A niche can be as wide or narrow as you want it to be.
So your niche, for instance, could be website content writing, where you create words that will be seen online.
Within this niche you might produce anything from short slogans to protracted, detailed articles for professional bloggers or businesses.
In doing this, you could well be working as a copywriter, content writer, ghostwriter, SEO writer and blogger all at once.
Alternatively, your niche may be much more narrow. You may specialize in a specific academic or technical subject that you have an impressive level of expertise in, or work purely in business to business communications because you have experience of doing so.
Many writers cover anything and everything, whereas others may only cover a limited range of topics.
If you’re considering a fairly narrow niche, what would make you stand out and attract more clients than others? Have you worked in a particular field or do you have personal, relevant experience?
Picking a niche does very much go hand in hand with who your target client base might be.
Know your target market
During the course of your research, did you spot a potential niche? If so, you can then hone in on what sort of client this would involve working for.
Any marketing professional, blogger or indeed freelance writer needs to know who they are writing for – both in terms of the client and the wider audience.
Who is likely to go ahead and give you freelance writing jobs? Once you know this, you can both fine-tune your skills and target that client base accordingly.
Many people find it helpful to outline a profile of their typical client at this stage. This can help you focus on how to match what you offer to a client’s needs.
For example, do you see yourself working for travel bloggers who need help with multiple sites? Or would you like to target big companies whose presence could well boost your portfolio?
Again this can be as broad or narrow as you like.
3. Build a professional writer portfolio
Any freelance writer will at some point be required to provide examples to potential clients. No one wants to hire a scribe with absolutely no experience whatsoever.
Put it this way. Would you place your trust in a plumber who’s never fixed a leaking tap before or a so-called personal finance expert who is mired in debt?
You need credentials, and in the world of freelance writing a portfolio of past work is the generally accepted way of supplying these.
Potential clients need to know, for example, if you can put together a helpful article that sells or complements their services or products – or perhaps that you have enough knowledge of digital marketing to write a decent email or social media post.
Where will you put this portfolio, and how do you gain experience?
We recommend starting your own blog as a great way to practice and develop your writing skills. Even if you already have a way with words, this will help you hone in on what works while fine-tuning your grammatical skills.
A blog post can be about anything you want it to be, but if you want to create writing samples for potential clients then do bear in mind what they’ll be looking for by drawing on the research you’ve done.
Your own website is also a must for anyone who wants to work in online writing, and gives you real life experience of working with the likes of WordPress.
Opinions vary as to whether this should be separate from a blog – if you have one. The choice is between a dedicated writer website and a section on an existing one.
If you go for the latter, make sure it’s clearly visible and easily accessible from your home page, so this defines your professional freelance writer role clearly.
Another way of building a portfolio is to do some writing for local businesses. If friends and family can help with this then that’s great; if not, you could approach a company you like the look of and offer to do some writing for free.
Offer, for example, to revamp their social media pages or to write a short article on a related topic. You never know, they could even become future paying clients.
Many bloggers will also allow guest writers to appear on their site, so if you’re prepared to write an article for them you could bag a link back to your site as well as experience and maybe a testimonial.
There’s nothing to lose by asking, so why not simply reach out to a blogger in your niche to see what they say? Many also address the question of guest posts on their sites.
It can be a good idea to establish a connection before making your approach, but all this takes is a few comments on their posts. That way your name might look familiar by the time you enquire, and that could make the difference between a ‘yes please’ and a ‘no thank you’.
Once you have a few examples of your writing work to show off to prospective clients, you’re ready for the next step!
4. Set your freelance writer rates
So you’ve done your homework, chosen a niche and built a portfolio. You know you want to write and have a good idea of that clients you’re targeting.
Before you put yourself out there – how much are you going to charge? This can be a tricky issue, as freelance writing rates can vary very widely indeed.
The secret is to find out the ‘going rate’ for your niche, and again that goes back to the initial research. What are people paying?
If rates seem low initially, you have two options. Look elsewhere – or suck it up just to get some paid experience. Any pay is better than none until you become established, and you might learn a lot along the way.
We do recommend you decide on the lowest you’d accept, however. The minimum wage that applies to your state or country isn’t a bad rule of thumb to go on here. If you’d be paid less than that for the job, there are two options.
Either turn the job down, or work out whether what you could learn from the experience that has real value.
In terms of setting your rates, we’d always say either charge in your home currency or use US dollars. Everyone knows what USD are worth and can access ways of paying you in that currency.
It’s also easy for you to convert US dollars into euros, pounds or whichever currency you normally use.
You can choose whether to charge per word, per hour or per job. While the former is common with new writers, we would advise moving to an hourly or per job rate as soon as you can. This way you’re paid for the time you actually spend on each piece.
Sometimes, with little or no research, writing 1,000 words could take you only an hour, while with other jobs you may only produce 100 words per hour due to the research required. The real figure will normally be something in-between.
Set up a payment system
Once you’ve decided on the niche and have at least begun work on a portfolio, a crucial step before putting yourself out there is to set up some kind of payment system.
If you’re targeting clients in only your home country, then they can most likely pay you by simple bank transfer – but why restrict yourself in this way? Many a freelance writer has clients in countries all over the world.
Invoice via PayPal
Anyone with a PayPal account can be paid in other currencies and from other countries, and it’s a super simple system to use.
You can even create invoices in PayPal, which not only makes you look professional, but also helps you keep track of income from your writing jobs.
There is a downside to PayPal, however. Many users get fed up with the fees they’re charged, and their exchange rates can also be poor.
If you want to max out every dollar you earn from the very start, then signing up to Wise can be a great idea.
Regular users love Wise as it’s secure and super fast to use. Setting up an account is free, and their exchange rates and fees are more favorable than they are with PayPal.
You can even get a Wise debit card to use for your everyday spending, or transfer money straight to your bank account in a matter of seconds.
5. Create a presence
So what’s next? No freelancing business even exists without clients, so that’s just what you need to focus on now.
You can kickstart your freelance career in several ways. Create a dedicated writer website – or a clearly defined section on your existing blog.
Signing up to relevant sites is one of the quickest ways to earn your first freelance income, as the right job just might already be out there and waiting.
Sign up to freelance sites
There are two types of site to get started with here. Some sites specialize in providing freelance writing services, while others are more general.
Whichever you go for, each has its advantages and its pitfalls. All work as a broker of sorts between the freelancer and their clients.
Contena is a site dedicated to content writing, but the downside is that there is a cost involved in signing up.
Content pitches itself as an all-in-one resource for content writers. In return for a monthly fee, they promise a training program that they claim will teach you all you need to know.
Users can apparently also find work via the writing jobs listed on the site, and they also have a database of companies who use freelancers so you can contact them directly.
If you don’t fancy forking out to join a site, the good news is there are other unpaid options out there.
Signing up with ContentFly can take just a few minutes, and they pay between 5 and 30 cents per word. Which isn’t actually too bad for a beginner.
What’s good about ContentFly is that you don’t have to submit any proposals. Nor do you need to agree to a minium quota, so it’s highly flexible.
If you get stuck, you can ask questions via the in-app messaging service, and they promise weekly payments via PayPal within two days of invoice submission.
As with some other sites, ContentFly requires you to sit a brief writing test before you’ll be accepted.
If the site’s homepage is anything to go by, you could be in good company by writing for Copify, as the big names displayed include Amazon and eBay.
Again there is no commitment, and nor is there any need to submit proposals. The UK site, for instance, says you can earn up to £25 for 500 words, so it you can knock that out in a hour that’s £25 per hour. Note the ‘up to’, however.
Again payment is made via PayPal and Copify operate in the US, Canada, UK and Australia. They say around 40% of applications to the site are successful.
Textbroker has been tested by a member of the Mum’s Money team and we can testify that it genuinely supplies work without any cost whatsoever.
You’ll need to submit a test to join Textbroker and will be graded according to the results. The higher the grading the better, as you will be offered more opportunities. These often pay more too. So it really is worthwhile doing the best you can on the test!
Once you’re in you may be invited to join certain teams. It’s worth spending some time on filling out a complete profile so you can maximize your chances of invitations, which will in turn lead to further work.
At first, stay logged in so you can seize jobs as soon as they come up. Once you get established, it is easier to find work via both team invitations and recommendations.
Other freelance sites
You may also find freelance writer opportunities via more general sites like Upwork, Freelancer and Fiverr.
Contact relevant agencies
Apart from social networking, freelancing sites and word-of-mouth, making speculative applications to local or remotely based agencies can pay dividends.
You can apply to advertising, marketing and SEO agencies as well as actual copywriting companies.
It goes without saying, but impeccable grammar is a must. A little creativity doesn’t go amiss, either – not in this line of work.
Connect via LinkedIn
Regular use of LinkedIn can also turn up freelance writing jobs. Make sure your profile looks professional, and that you connect with anyone that is suggested to you.
You can post a link to your site on your LinkedIn Profile, as well as displaying an outline of your employment or freelance experience.
Many LinkedIn members make numerous new contacts per week via the network, or are regularly ‘found’ by clients via the site.
As with other social media sites, you can use hashtags on LinkedIn to maximize the chances of your posts and profile being discovered.
6. Land your first paying clients
Becoming a freelance writer really begins once you land your first paying client, and from then on you will only become a better writer. And in time, a better paid one too.
If you are pleasant, punctual and a decent writer, you should find that you accumulate clients via word of mouth once you’ve been working in this way for a while.
While it can take time to grow to this level, it’s immensely satisfying when you get to the point that you’re turning work down. Even when you don’t want to, but simply don’t have the time to do any more.
Always keep a waiting list, though – you never know when a source of work you rely on might dry up.
7. Grow your business
Exactly what do you do next, when you’re stretched beyond capacity?
It depends what becoming a freelance writer is about, in the long term, for you. Do you want to carry on being your own boss without anyone else to worry about, or do you see yourself as an entrepreneur with others working for you?
Perhaps your version of of growing the business means teaching others how to become a freelance writer via an Amazon eBook, or a course sold on SkillShare or Udemy.
Maybe for you it means specializing more, or working less. As your earnings increase, you may prefer to work less hours so you can spend more time with the family – or carry on as you are while making plans for early retirement.
If you started blogging back at the beginning, success to you might mean earning a passive income from one or a number of websites.
Whether you aspire to be the managing editor of a big-shot publication or simply want to earn a full-time salary for working fewer hours, making a name for yourself as a freelance writer may only be the first step.
How to become a freelance writer – FAQs
How do I get started as a freelance writer?
We’ve outlined our 7 steps to freelance writing success above, but here’s a quick recap.
- Research. Find out all you can about the kind of work that’s out there, how much it pays and what it’s actually like to do the research itself. You can then make your mind up about whether freelance writing is for you.
- Niche. Next, choose a niche to specialize in. This can be very narrow or extremely broad, and you can use the section on the types of writing work available for guidance, or pick a topic you have expertise in. Also think about who you should target when seeking clients.
- Portfolio. Don’t let the fancy word put you off – all you need are some solid examples of your writing work, preferably of course in the niche you want to specialize in. Consider starting a blog or setting up a professional site for practice and to use as a showcase.
- Rates. Decide how much to charge – or how much you would accept as a minimum. Do you want to charge per hour, per word or per job? To make sure you can actually get paid, also set up a PayPal or Wise account if you don’t have one already.
- Presence. This is the big one – you have to get out there to get hired. Use your own website, social media and content writing sites to make a name for yourself in the writing biz. Make sure you network on LinkedIn as much as you can, and don’t forget to contact local companies who may wish to make use of a writing service too.
- Clients. The sixth step is landing your very first paying clients. Congratulations! From here on, the only way is up. Make sure they know when you’re seeking new clients, as word of mouth is the number one best way to acquire more of those.
- Develop. Once you’ve carved a comfortable niche for yourself – and have as much regular work as you’d like – what comes next? Options include specialization, upscaling and hiring writers, going for a senior role, taking more time out or setting up your own websites.
How do I become a freelance writer with no experience?
You don’t actually need lots of experience to become a great freelance writer.
If you find writing both easy and enjoyable, then you have a huge head start already, as believe it or not this is far from the case for everyone.
All businesses need some form of writing done, from the briefest product descriptions to website pages and marketing emails.
If they don’t want – or have time – to do that themselves, then that’s exactly where you come in.
If you can supply would-be clients with some good examples of your work and you’re not charging over the odds, then why wouldn’t they hire you?
Is it hard to become a freelance writer?
Like many things in life worth having, establishing a freelance writing career does take some work – and mainly dedication.
At the start in particular, hard work pays dividends, but over time you will be able to earn more or focus on cutting back your hours.
Self-belief, practice and networking really are all you need, if you already have the ability to put words together in a readable way.
How will you start your freelance writing career – and where could it take you?
We hope you found this post helpful. When it comes to how to become a freelance writer there is no one answer for everyone, but in fact many ways in.
Becoming a freelance writer is living the dream for many people, particularly those who want to study or bring up a family while earning a good income doing something enjoyable.
Whether you started blogging and want to make money while you grow your website or require a new source of personal finance while you travel, establishing a freelance writing career really can open the doors to a whole new world of possibility.
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