7 Things To Keep In Mind Seeking Freelance Writing Jobs From Home

Are you excited about using your writing skills to find an online job that will pay you to stay at home and write blog posts, essays, newspaper columns or magazine articles? Your first question is probably, “What is the easiest method for getting a freelance writing job?” If you are hoping some magic will happen and your dream job will land in your lap, it probably won’t.

Here are some tips that will help you to find the writing job you’re looking for:

  1. It’s usually true that the higher paying jobs are harder to locate; the lower paying ones abound everywhere. That doesn’t mean you should give up before you even get started. On the contrary, you should just buckle down and go through the necessary steps to find your lucrative writing position.
  2. Don’t necessarily look for the easy way. Avoid the content mills and go straight to the source. If you have a favorite site you want to write for, then contact them directly.
  3. Qualify your prospective client before vying for an assignment. Make sure it’s the type of company you truly want to work for and with.
  4. Do lots of reading in the industry in which you want to work. Stay up to date on all the current topics. Keep writing about the industry, even when you don’t have someone to buy your pieces. It keeps you in practice, and you never know when you might stumble upon an opportunity.
  5. Start a blog of your own so you can get your name out there. People in the industry can see your style and quality of writing. It makes a great addition to your portfolio as well.
  6. In order to approach businesses you are interested in, learn how to write a stellar letter of introduction and compelling query letter. Do some research on how to cold call the clients you have on your list. Only pitch to the ones you have qualified and know they can afford to pay you well.
  7. Remember you are highly skilled and not everyone can write well. Keep this in mind when you are deciding whether or not to accept a particular writing position.

You can be very successful as a freelance writer if you follow the above steps. Pitch yourself for what you’re worth and only take on qualified clients.

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