Vital Directions On How To Get Started As A Freelance Writer


  1. Set a goal of becoming a good writer.
  2. Firstly, you must be 100% sure that you want to be a writer. No matter if it is your side job or you want to make a living out of it, you need to love what you do. Secondly, if you are sure about your choice and want to get some results, you should do your best. Once you have made a decision, take your work seriously.

  3. Prepare thoroughly.
  4. It is necessary to be aware of all your strengths and weaknesses before you start. You may have plenty of original ideas, but you might have weak grammar or no personal writing style. Enroll in writing courses to get some practice and learn many useful things. Moreover, read some articles, blogs, and forums for writers. Get in contact with people who have some experience in this sphere.

  5. Choose some suitable categories.
  6. Think of what are you interested in. At the beginning of your freelance career, it is better to pick the topics you are strong in. This doesn’t mean that you should decline all other proposals at once; just think carefully whether you can manage to do it. You will probably spend more time looking for the necessary information and preparing, but on the other hand, you will gain some experience and skills.

  7. Build a great portfolio.
  8. This is the most important thing to consider when you want to become a freelance writer. No one will take you seriously if you have no work samples and feedback from previous customers. This is natural, because people need guarantees that their papers or articles will meet their expectations.  It is possible that you might have to work for free for a while. Create your own blog or website where you can post some interesting content and publish your work.

  9. Search for work.
  10. Never stop looking for some real work. Try to attract clients by offering acceptable prices for your writing. As soon as you get an order, make sure to do the work in the best possible manner. If the customer finds your writing to be great, he or she will probably use your services in the future. You might even be recommended to somebody as a good writer.

  11. Be ready to face many difficulties.
  12. Writing is creative work, and you can sometimes lose your muse. You might lose the ability to write even a word even with deadlines approaching. The best way out of this rut is to just make yourself do it, but this too is not easy to learn.