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How To Become A Top-Class Freelance Article Writer: Useful Directions For Starters

Writing as a career is something that many people dream about. Imagine writing various projects about interesting topics, sitting in your pajamas at the computer, and even writing on holidays from anywhere in the world. If that sounds like the life you want, then keep reading. Even for people with families that don’t travel, such as stay at home moms who want some extra cash, or a college student with a bit of free time, freelance writing can be very lucrative.

Tips on starting out as a freelance writer

Here’s where you can read up on what you need to do. It’s actually pretty easy to start, though you might not have as much work as you’d like until much later down the road. This depends on where you’re coming from—did you wake up one day and decide you want to write, despite having no previous writing experience, or have you been writing for publications and newspapers for years, but now want to take control of your own career?

  1. Decide what you want to write, what you know a lot about, what you’re good at
  2. How much do you know about your ideal clients? You should pinpoint what kind of client you want to work for—someone from a local business, a big corporation, a blog owner, or a literary magazine
  3. Start reading all your competitor’s writing and pieces in the publications you’d like to write for, so you have an idea of the style, expectations and attitude
  4. How much should you charge? Well, if you’re writing for a magazine or newspaper, they will have their own rates. If you want to write for online clients, through a website such as elance.com or freelancer.com, then you can charge what you like and bid on jobs
  5. It’s a good idea to think about goals and where you see yourself a year from now—are your dreams to simply make cash, or to see your name in a big magazine, or to even spread the word about something your passionate about
  6. Network with people! You need to know plenty of other writers, as well as editors, people who are important in the field you want to write about, and professionals
  7. Remember that everyone starts from the beginning, even those who are making good livings and thriving in their writing has made the same mistakes at the beginning that you are making

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