How To Get Great Freelance Content Writers' Jobs
Gaining experience with freelance websites
When it comes to embarking on a freelance content writing career, many budding writers choose to gain experience with a wide variety of freelance websites that can be found on the Internet. Many of these websites offer a wide variety of writing jobs, including writing web content, e-books, brochures, magazine articles, translation work and much more.
Whilst many of the top sites have many clients registered that offer a wide variety of jobs, some of these websites have been criticised for the low pay that can be offered to potential freelance writers. Whilst there are some clients that demand a huge amount of work for very little pay, there are still many that be found that offer a fair price for the work that is done. As a result, it is important to think carefully about the requirements of any job before bidding on them and whether or not the pay will be satisfactory.
Don’t be afraid to write about topics that are out of your comfort zone
When it comes to winning jobs at the early stage of a writing career, there can be the temptation to only write about subjects that you know about thoroughly; however, by doing so you can severely limit the range of jobs that you can apply for. As a result, it is best to try and write about topics that may not be within your comforts own. As a writer, part of the job can involve researching topics, so even if you aren’t an expert on the topic to begin with, if you have the necessary skills then you will be able to find the necessary information and present it in such a way that it is useful to the client.
Identify the needs of a job
Before bidding for any work, it is important to identify the needs of the specific job. Not only will this enable you to get a better understanding of what is required and, therefore, give a more accurate quote for the work, but it enables the potential clients to see that you understand what is required, and not simply bid on a job with a generic proposal.
Finding work with private clients
As well as using freelancing websites, it is possible to find clients privately. Whilst it may not be so easy to find such clients, and will involve more effort on the part of the freelancer, the work that can be found can often be a lot more lucrative. Perhaps the best advice when it comes to finding private clients is not to be afraid to ask.