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Five Tips On How To Find Entry Level Freelance Writing Jobs

Freelance writing can be a rewarding and independent career that appeals to many talented writers. To have a successful writing career of any sort, you’re going to have to start with entry level work. For freelancers, the work isn’t just going to fall in their lap. There are plenty of jobs out there, but it’s just a matter of how and where to find them.

  1. Start Blogging
  2. A blog can be of benefit to any writer. Not only does it provide a platform for daily writing, but it also gets you noticed. Pick a blog topic that you’re passionate about and write about that. As your blogging audience grows, so will your number of contacts and writing opportunities.

  3. Use Social Media
  4. As much of our writing world is turning digital, social media’s presence only continues to grow. Almost any job, at any level, that involves working with the media or writing will require at least some basic understanding of social media. Use social media to promote yourself and your writing. Many social media writing jobs are also open to entry level writers.

  5. Don’t Be Picky
  6. You may not always love the topics of the available jobs open to entry level writers. But, that’s part of the career development that almost all writers go through. The important thing to keep in mind is that everything you write is adding to your pool of experience, which then leads to exciting, better-paying work.

  7. Frequently Check Job Searches
  8. There is an array of websites dedicated to posting jobs for Freelance writers. Make sure to choose a site that doesn’t charge you and has legitimate postings. While these sites are constantly getting new job postings, not all are friendly to the entry level writer. Building your skill set and experience is often necessary before making substantial money here.

  9. Write and Read Every day
  10. Writing daily will help you fine tune your skillset. Freelance writers are expected to be efficient and productive. If you are already accustomed to sitting down and writing at least something every day, then you begin to notice how the efficiency and accuracy of your writing improves. Reading is also a must for any writer. The benefits range from improving vocabulary to staying informed about current events or issue you may be asked to write about.


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