Why can't I get any freelance writing jobs even after I've been writing for years?

Updated on : December 6, 2021 by Nico Finch



Why can't I get any freelance writing jobs even after I've been writing for years?

There can be two scenarios:

The first scenario:

Freelance writers often work as ghostwriters. Having said that, you have no intellectual rights to your work as soon as you get paid.

If you are one of them, it is time to blog with your name.

Solution

There are numerous moderate and high domain authority (DA) websites that invite guest bloggers. Present them with a unique and trending title, do enough research, use statistics and facts.

A blog published in your name can be the best reference you can give your clients.

The second scenario:

Don't be offended, but there may be something wrong with

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There can be two scenarios:

The first scenario:

Freelance writers often work as ghostwriters. Having said that, you have no intellectual rights to your work as soon as you get paid.

If you are one of them, it is time to blog with your name.

Solution

There are numerous moderate and high domain authority (DA) websites that invite guest bloggers. Present them with a unique and trending title, do enough research, use statistics and facts.

A blog published in your name can be the best reference you can give your clients.

The second scenario:

Don't be offended, but there may be something wrong with your writing style. I am not pointing out your command of the language, rather I am talking about your research, word choice, and storytelling abilities.

Solution

Read more. Know your target (customer) audience. Who are they?

  • Industry
  • Entrepreneurs
  • age group
  • geographic location
  • your level of knowledge
  • your interests

Once you know them and use the same data to create a blog, you will notice that your clients bring you new projects.

Freelance content writing works largely on the referral system.

I hope this helps.

Greetings,

I think you just answered your question.

I think it is a common question and situation. So, here, Vidit Kothari's answer to What is it like to be a Freelancer? Through this answer, you should know what you are missing.

Just a tip, writing isn't the only thing a freelance writer should do if you're eager to pursue a freelance career.

Here are some tips for freelancing:

1. Use a contract on every project

If you're just starting to learn to freelance, let me help you avoid making one of the most common mistakes I see.

Use one contract for EVERY customer project.

But don't get bogged down in finding the perfect deal.

Starting with a template is fine, as long as you remember to keep making improvements along the way.

Too many freelancers get caught up in the details of contracts and ultimately it's a waste of time that should be spent making money.

All you need at the moment is a blanket agreement covering some

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Here are some tips for freelancing:

1. Use a contract on every project

If you're just starting to learn to freelance, let me help you avoid making one of the most common mistakes I see.

Use one contract for EVERY customer project.

But don't get bogged down in finding the perfect deal.

Starting with a template is fine, as long as you remember to keep making improvements along the way.

Too many freelancers get caught up in the details of contracts and ultimately it's a waste of time that should be spent making money.

All you need at the moment is a blanket agreement covering some basic but important terms that both you and the client need to agree on.

In its simplest form, the terms of your contract should cover:

• The work you produce is original and not plagiarized.

• Client proprietary information remains confidential.

• Your payment terms. (How much you will be paid and when during the process).

• That once the client accepts the finished work, they accept full responsibility for any additional processes in which the work is used (for example, printing, putting the logo into use, etc.)

• You and the client have the right to terminate the services and what that means for both of you.

Having some basic terms established for each project will help protect you, but more importantly, it will help inform the client of how you work.

I have prepared a general freelance contract for you to work. It is not intended to cover all types of situations, but it can help you get started.

See my freelance contract model »

Once you have your contract, your customer can physically print it, sign it, and return it or digitally sign it.

I am not a legal professional nor does the above example cover all situations.

If things are starting to take off and you are making big bucks from just one project:

Next, you may want to involve a legal professional in drawing up a specific contract for the job.

2. Always get a down payment

One of the biggest problems you hear about freelance work is that you don't get paid on time or that the client doesn't bother you.

Fortunately, I have never experienced this, but that is because I follow a simple process when starting a project.

To guarantee payment 100% of the time, you must request an initial payment.

For all projects I take on, I require 50% upfront before starting any official design work, and I make this clear to the client in our preliminary discussions and in my contracts.

If the customer has a problem with this, then that should raise a red flag.

There's a chance they've never hired freelance services before, but you should still raise your guard.

Explain that this arrangement is a protection for both parties and that the project cannot proceed without it.

If they refuse again:

Move on.

It's probably not someone I should be working with anyway.

Once I have received the signed contract and initial payment, I am ready to go to work.

Then before I turn over any viable files, I ask for the final 50% payment.

I do this so that the client does not take what I have created, cancel the project and run it.

Therefore, before you get paid in full, please do not submit any master files or designs in full resolution.

By putting these simple practices into your process, you can guarantee that you will never be scammed.

3. Don't be afraid to say "no"

Saying it's not difficult, especially if you're like me:

Generous and you want people to be happy working with you.

You don't want to disappoint anyone, so you offer to help in any way you can, without really considering the strenuous burden it will put on you.

No matter what you do, you will disappoint someone.

Whether it's the client because you can't get halfway through the project, your family because you work long hours, or yourself because you're overly stressed with the work you've chosen to do.

Therefore, you should feel comfortable turning down a job if it is ultimately not for you or your availability.

To help determine if you should take on a project, ask yourself these questions:

• Do I specialize in the work this client needs?

• Why am I taking on this project? Is it a commitment that I should make?

• Why am I adding that project to my plate?

The worst thing about assuming everything that comes your way is that your plate can end up full, but with all the wrong compromises.

You are stressed, anxious and the worst part:

Now you run out of space to take advantage of that golden opportunity.

You can't say yes to your ideal customer if you never say no to the wrong customers.

The next time you get a project, don't just answer yes:

Really consider the opportunity, ask yourself the questions above, and proceed with a conscious decision for your future and well-being.

4. Focus your autonomous business

If you've been following my writing for a while, you know that I share quite often on how to approach your freelance business and the importance of it.

I keep sharing this advice because I regularly get message after message from freelancers who seem to be stuck.

They can't find enough work and struggle to get their name out there.

By focusing on your brand identity and the type of projects you undertake, it will make everything much easier:

From marketing to charging higher fees to actual job delivery.

Choose one or two services to specialize and only accept jobs that fall into those categories. Then reject the rest.

Once you've decided on the services you specialize in now, be sure to translate that into your personal brand.

Reframe everything on your website for those keywords and phrases, show only that type of work in your freelance portfolio, and start producing content around those services to demonstrate your expertise.

This is all a by-product of marketing, which in turn will drive traffic and new freelance projects in its own way.

5. Show the work you want to do

This advice goes hand in hand with the previous advice to focus your autonomous business, but I think it is a topic worth delving into.

Many freelancers make the mistake of filling their portfolio with work just to show they have some kind of design skill.

But most of the time, work just pops up all over the place, and it will only do your portfolio a disservice.

There is a difference between a standalone business portfolio and a school portfolio:

Your freelance portfolio should only contain the job you specialize in and want to continue accepting through client work.

The work may consist of a previous client's work or even personal work.

Have you ever heard someone say, "Dress for the job you want, not the one you have"?

Well, when it comes to your portfolio, you want to present work that lines up with the freelance jobs you want, not necessarily the projects you currently have.

Let's say you specialize in logo design:

If that's what you want to be known for, then you should only show logo projects in your freelance portfolio.

That will be what attracts and helps potential clients decide to go with you instead of another freelance designer whose portfolio could be all over the place.

6. Be transparent with your customers

As a freelancer, your business is just you running it from the inside out.

That's something you should be proud of, so don't hide behind a facade:

Be the name and face of your business, because your business is you.

From a customer perspective, if I were to hire you to provide a service, I would like to know who I am giving my money to.

So be sure to inject who you are into your brand. You can shape that however you want, but the key is to be nice.

Also, when a client is interested in working with you, be transparent when talking to them.

If you're only accepting part-time freelance job opportunities, let them know.

Otherwise, you could run into a situation where expectations are not aligned and conflicts arise as a result.

If they are hiring you, explain how your process works.

Show your interest in them and their business, then discuss what they can expect by working with you step by step.

Being transparent is not a weakness, it helps build trust and may be what seals the deal on a proposed project.

7. Write, write, write

This is the most important advice I can give you to take your freelance work to the next level:

And that is writing.

I don't care if you don't think you're a good writer.

Writing is the doorway to getting your name out there, getting customers to find you, and truly growing as an individual and a freelancer.

Personally, I don't think I'm a great writer, and you can only imagine how it felt to write a year ago.

It comes with practice.

Everything I have accomplished in the past year I owe to my writing.

Everything I do, whether it's a blog post, newsletter, book, video, or email to a client, it all starts with writing.

For a complete rundown of why writing is a must for your freelance work, I highly recommend watching this video from Sean McCabe:

It all starts with writing

Hopefully after reading this post, you will see Sean's video and be convinced that you need to start writing right away.

8. Focus on the now

Watch your feet so you don't stumble while looking at the end goal.

You know where you want to be one day, so focus on what you can do now to end up there.

Too many freelancers become obsessed with envying who they aspire to be.

If you want to have a reliable customer base, a product that can help supplement your income, or if you don't want to have to depend on just one customer for a living, what are you doing today to make that happen?

Make a daily to-do list with small tasks that you can easily complete at the end of the day.

Progress is progress.

And if you start taking one step at a time toward your long-term goals:

The sooner I get there.

9. Know your numbers

Many freelancers manage themselves as contractors when in reality they should see themselves as small businesses.

Just because you work from home doesn't mean you're not a business owner, and every good business owner should know your numbers.

Such as:

• Business income (How much do you need to earn per month to live?)

• Site traffic (where does it come from? What is your most popular content?)

• Link conversion rates and content interactivity (What calls to action are working? Which pages are not getting views and need to be removed entirely?)

• The amount of time you spend on certain types of business activities (and how much you are estimating and / or charging)

Knowing these numbers will shed light on the areas that work for you and the areas that need improvement.

For instance:

Take a look at your monthly income.

Find out where your business income is coming from (which clients, type of projects, passive income) and focus more on those areas that are producing the most results.

If you are consistently making $ 100 + a month selling products in your Creative Marketshop, consider producing more items to sell.

See where most of your traffic is coming from or what type of content is most popular, then do more of that.

Another example:

If you're getting a lot of traffic from a guest post you wrote, reach out and write another guest post.

10. Divide your income between taxes and savings

If you are serious about freelancing, start separating your income and savings.

For every dollar I earn related to the business, I divide it like this:

• 12% to the business (for business-related expenses)

• 16% to business taxes (this will save my ass when tax time comes)

• 12% to personal savings

• What is left over goes to my personal checking account for living expenses.

I'm not saying this is the way to manage and divide your finances, but it is what works for me.

The important thing here is to allocate a minimum of 16% of every dollar earned to taxes.

It's the same concept of an employer taking taxes off your paycheck.

Once it is time to pay your taxes, you will use these savings to pay what you owe. (I recommend paying quarterly, so you don't get a big payment in April.)

Thanks for the A2A. I have been a freelance content writer for a year and a half. During my trip, I have learned several things. To become an established freelance writer, you must:

  1. Write, write and write

It may seem like a very unconvincing suggestion and you may be like, duh, I know. But trust me, to become an established freelance writer, the main thing you need to do is hone your writing skills. Practice writing as much as you can.

2. Read a lot

Your writing skills will improve when you have the ability to read a lot. Not only will it increase your vocabulary, but it will also help you expand your horizon.

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Thanks for the A2A. I have been a freelance content writer for a year and a half. During my trip, I have learned several things. To become an established freelance writer, you must:

  1. Write, write and write

It may seem like a very unconvincing suggestion and you may be like, duh, I know. But trust me, to become an established freelance writer, the main thing you need to do is hone your writing skills. Practice writing as much as you can.

2. Read a lot

Your writing skills will improve when you have the ability to read a lot. Not only will it increase your vocabulary, but it will also help you expand your horizon.

3. Learn new skills

As much as customers prefer quality content, there are things to keep in mind when writing for them. When you become a freelance writer for a website, your client trusts you to write content that is of good quality and helps rank their website. Learn basic html and wordpress search engine optimization (SEO). If you don't want to learn the languages, at least learn SEO.

Once you've acquired your skills and decided that you CAN now write for clients, here is a list of things to do.

  1. Make a website

A writer MUST have a website. If you don't, make one. You don't need to have advanced website building skills or learn a full set of programming languages. All you need is to go to a free website builder like wix or wordpress and create one.

2. Write blogs

Blog writing helps you hone your writing skills. And for your website visitors, this is the place where they'd be entertained and spend the most of their visiting time. This will also become an area where your prospective clients will examine your skills and consider you for their project. But before starting to write blogs, you need to choose a writing niche.

3. Choose a niche

A writing niche is a just like genres. There are many writing niches. You may be familiar with few, like, fashion, lifestyle, IT, sports, business, health, entertainment etc. Do not be tempted to say that you can write on virtually any topic because believe me, nobody can. Juggle your options and choose the right one.

After you’ve set up your website and have written few blogs,

  1. Start with writing internships

Clients will always want an experienced writer. They neither have time nor money to consider an unexperienced one. On the other hand, internships, though low paying, will consider you and give you projects to do. The end result would be an addition to your portfolio. There are many websites like internshala (many others are there, search them) where eminent companies register to offer internships.

2. Pitch on job boards

Clients hang out on job boards to hire freelance writers. Here’s where you’ll meet prospective clients and get work. Before doing that, do not forget to add the links of your published works(from the internships)to your portfolio and provide a link to your portfolio and blog on your CV.

3. Register in freelance service providing website

They are also a means to gain a clientele. Sites like fiverr, freelancer, truelancer etc provides opportunities for freelancers(not just writers) a platform to showcase their skills and get clients. On the other hand, there are websites like wittypen, iwriter, which are just for freelance writers. They will examine your skills before welcoming you onboard.

4. Make a professional twitter and linedin profile

A professional twitter profile is very important. Twitter along with linkedin is a great place to expand your network. Do not just create a profile, add a profile picture and sit back. Follow people and in turn they will follow you back along with people who follow them. Tweet regularly (your can tweet about your work, your current project, about writing or promote your latest blog posts).

Espero que esta respuesta haya podido resolver tu consulta. Puedes contactarme personalmente si quieres saber algo más. :)

Puedes encontrar trabajos de redacción independientes,

  • Freelancer.com
  • Upwork
  • Fiverr
  • Linkedin
  • Facebook

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La gente está dispuesta a pagar tarifas premium por un trabajo premium y los autónomos más exitosos trabajan para producir siempre resultados de calidad.

To earn premium rates, your work must also be premium. There are no free lunches and if your skill and niche is good, you will eventually reach your goal.

I would suggest that you create a portfolio and if you can create a web page / blog that showcases your portfolio, there is something better than that as it validates your windowsills and gives employers confidence. I also sugg

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You can find freelance writing jobs,

  • Freelancer.com
  • Upwork
  • Fiverr
  • Linkedin
  • Facebook

You need to remember

People are willing to pay premium rates for premium work, and the most successful freelancers work to always produce quality results.

To earn premium rates, your work must also be premium. There are no free lunches and if your skill and niche is good, you will eventually reach your goal.

I would suggest that create a portfolio and if you can create a web page/blog showcasing your portfolio, there’s noting better than that, as it validates your sills and gives employers confidence. I would also suggest to sign up to various blogging and content writing website and start posting. This will help you refine your skill set and help understand the industry and customer demands in a better way.

Also start searching for work on Social Media like Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter etc, there’s a lot of work that you can get from these channels also. You will need to male yourself visible on these channels, by posting your recent work, portfolio, demo work etc..

I would suggest that even if you get small and less work in the beginning, don’t be disheartened. Just do what you do best and put your best skills. You need to develop a good repo and customer feedback, eventually you will start getting big contracts and projects either from references or bidding portals or social channels.

Some of the strategies you can use that will build your Freelance Writing journey steadily,

  • Choose the right niche

If you’re thinking of spreading your net and writing about everything a client requests, ditch the idea. You can’t write about everything or you’ll find yourself spending more time on research than writing, and clients don’t pay for research. They pay for the final product.

Identify a niche in which you have some expertise. Yes, you will gain more as you write more, but right now you want to identify one, maybe two, topic areas. And be certain that they are of interest to you, in demand, and current.

  • Write killer samples

If your niche is real estate, then your samples will be directly related. You should put them on your portfolio page of course, but think of other places too. LinkedIn Pulse and Medium are two places I can highly recommend. You can also submit them to other blogs as guest posts.

It’s always nice to be able to link to your writing that is out there – it lends credibility to your talents/skills.

  • Check out writing job boards

Freelance Writing Jobs and Problogger are two reputable job boards to find writing work. And there are dozens of others. While these will not ultimately be your big source for work, they are good in the beginning and when you hit a dry spell.

  • Get testimonials from clients

Ask your happy clients to write a quick review of their satisfaction with your writing – reviews that you can publish on your site. You want to use their name, affiliation and, if possible, photo for credibility – but make sure you get an explicit consent from them before you do that.

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I would start by reading Stephen King's excellent "On Writing." This is the best guide out there for aspiring writers. You should know that the business side of writing is always difficult, no matter what level you are at. What improves over time is your craft. The best writers are voracious readers. Also, you have to write every day. Hobbyists wait for inspiration, but pros can't afford that luxury. Another reason you should write every day: Good writing days are often the result of previous good days when you're on a hot streak, but they can also be the result of a bad writing day.

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I would start by reading Stephen King's excellent "On Writing." It's about the best guide book out there for aspiring writers. You should know that the business side of writing is always tough no matter what level you're at. What improves over time is your craft. The best writers are voracious readers. Also, you have to write every day. Hobbyists wait around for inspiration to strike but professionals can't afford such a luxury. Another reason you must write every day: good days of writing often result from previous good days when you're on a roll, but they can also result from a bad day of writing when everything feels clunky and expository and your output is low. Unfortunately, good days never come from a previous day of not writing. Essentially, writing is like a muscle and requires constant exercise (or exorcise!) and training.

When you've had a good day, stop a page before you complete the chapter or scene. Leave that section for tomorrow so you can pickup where you left off and start on roll. Early on, I attended many writers' groups that were invaluable to the process. Don't worry about someone else stealing your ideas because everyone in the room is secretly thinking their ideas are brilliant and yours are less so. I also had a system of five trusted readers to vet a script or manuscript. Three is too few opinions and seven is too many. Odd numbers are better for tie-breaker purposes when you're looking for people to weigh in on a specific story element. Finally, the essence of professional writing is rewriting. I've been involved with projects that required dozens of drafts before they appeared on screen. Agents, publishers, producers or studio executives will be looking to see how you handle receiving notes for these rewrites. Even the worst comments and suggestions I've received usually resulted from a structural flaw in the story. Finally, if you sublimate your ego in the service of the work, you can accomplish wonderful things and other creatives will want to collaborate with you. Good luck.

What is autonomous writing?
Suppose I need a writer to write for me. Now I have two options; or hire someone on a salary to work for me OR I could just ask a writer to write for me and pay him or her just for that particular job. Here, the second type of writer is a freelancer.

Where and what do we have to write?
Well, the best thing about being a freelancer is that you have to decide what you want to write. The employer can ask for anything, an article or a book review; It is up to you whether you want to work for him or not.
Where? You can work from home.

Do we make money from it? How much?
By cou

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What is autonomous writing?
Suppose I need a writer to write for me. Now I have two options; or hire someone on a salary to work for me OR I could just ask a writer to write for me and pay him or her just for that particular job. Here, the second type of writer is a freelancer.

Where and what do we have to write?
Well, the best thing about being a freelancer is that you have to decide what you want to write. The employer can ask for anything, an article or a book review; It is up to you whether you want to work for him or not.
Where? You can work from home.

Do we earn money from it? How much?
Of course you can earn money from it. That's the whole purpose, isn't it?
How much? Well, that depends on the employer and what you are writing.
But you could make a decent amount of money if you are good.

Where should I start?
http://Freelancer.com
This is my personal favourite. Projects get published every minute. Of course the competition is great, but again, nothing is easy in this world.
Just spend a decent amount of time here, I am sure you will some really good projects.

How much time do I have to give if I wanna do it?
Again, you're the boss. The employer will provide you with a deadline though. You just have to finish it under that.

Hi Emily,

The first thing to do is build a portfolio by writing articles in your preferred niche on sites like HubPages. You won't make a lot of money, if at all, but it gives you the opportunity to write what you like without the interference of an editor's ego. You should review and reread making adjustments until you consider your article perfect. It won't be, so do it again. Create an online Wordpress or Blogger portfolio to show off to potential clients.

Learn how to use Google alerts. With the right keywords, any new copywriting work in your niche will be sent to you. Learn the advanced search method on Craigs

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Hello Emily,

The first thing to do is build a portfolio by writing articles in your preferred niche on sites like HubPages. You won't make a lot of money, if at all, but it gives you the opportunity to write what you like without the interference of an editor's ego. You should review and reread making adjustments until you consider your article perfect. It won't be, so do it again. Create an online Wordpress or Blogger portfolio to show off to potential clients.

Learn to use Google Alerts. With the right keywords, any new writing job in your niche will be sent to you. Learn the advance search method on Craigslist . Check sites like Indeed and stay away from site like “Real Writing Jobs” or any others where you pay for leads. You can find the same leads they do before they do. As another person said, be ready to weed out a lot of scammers and “intern” jobs that want you to work to get experience. They will nit pick you to death and pay you nothing. You goal is to land a private client, not write for a content mill. You may write for a mill if you want but make sure you have access to your articles to add to your portfolio. Many mills just sell your work and you will never see it in print. Remember potential clients will want to see links to you work, not attached Word documents.

Cuando escriba para Internet, manténgalo claro y conciso. Evite ser prolijo y prolijo. Las personas que leen desde sus teléfonos y no tienen un diccionario a la mano para buscar palabras grandes o la paciencia para leer largas oraciones compuestas.

Buena suerte

Gary

Aparte de las bolsas de trabajo estándar y las oportunidades de establecer contactos que podrían atraer clientes potenciales entrantes, los blogs invitados son uno de los mejores enfoques.

La mayoría de las personas utilizan los blogs invitados principalmente para crear enlaces y crear su cartera. Suelen ser escritores pagados y expertos en SEO asignados para crear enlaces.

Los escritores independientes suelen solicitar puestos de trabajo en las redes.

¿Y si combinas ambos?

While guest posting is common practice, it is almost always a one-time activity. A writer submits a story (or some headlines) and offers a free article in exchange for a bio or backlink.

That is pretty standard. It is sl

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Aside from the standard job boards and networking opportunities that could attract inbound leads, guest blogging is one of the best approaches.

Most people use guest blogging primarily to link and build their portfolio. They are usually paid writers and SEO experts assigned to create links.

Freelance writers often apply for networking jobs.

What if you combine both?

While guest posting is common practice, it is almost always a one-time activity. A writer submits a story (or some headlines) and offers a free article in exchange for a bio or backlink.

That’s pretty standard. It’s slightly overused now and receiving an answer itself will require a unique approach (in order to differentiate from all link farms and email blasts from pitchbox).

Once you find your voice and an appropriate personalized way to get your piece published, just follow up.

We’ve received over 500 guest post proposals over the past 4 years and accepted about 20% of them. Zero followed up. It was not their goal, nor their assigned task.

Once your piece get published, do the following:

  1. Share your piece with your audience.
  2. Mention the company name, the editor or the CEO in each social media post of yours.
  3. Follow-up via email linking to your status update.
  4. Add a personalized pitch including your offer (pricing structure and availability) and offer them regular content.

If they truly enjoyed your piece, they may consider to pay for additional work.

Consider that as a free writing trial before landing a writing job.

Sure, some will not follow-up. They may disagree with your rates or manage their ongoing content workflow through their on-site team.

The reason this process works is:

  • You will still benefit from the backlink in terms of SEO or additional traffic to your website.
  • Your piece will be added to your writing portfolio.
  • You have already established some form of contact with the business. Even if they are not interested right now, you can follow up in 3–4 months from now.
  • Since the discussion is ongoing, the odds for receiving a response are higher.
  • You may ask for referrals who may be interested in working with you.

Bonus points if your initial pitch discusses the long-term business goals, their target audience, the different stages of the buyer’s journey that you have to cover. Understanding the business requirements will lead to a better piece and additional title ideas for your next pieces.

Moreover, submitting a guest post proposal through the website’s contact form doesn’t work as well (since it’s overused nowadays). Spend the time on following the editor or someone else from the marketing team on social media. Interact with them, reply, share their statuses.

Build the rapport and ping them through a different channel - personal email, Twitter, LinkedIn.

Your initial pitch is a free piece. That’s fairy safe as long as you comply with their article guidelines.

That doesn’t prevent you from using the standard channels - freelance networks or on-site events. But it’s an effective approach that may yield a higher conversion rate while you still build your portfolio and increase the visibility of your website.

P.S. Here’s a good freelance writing checklist by Gareth Hancock I found today - 101 Things I've Learned Being a Freelance Writer.

You don’t need a degree or experience to become a freelance writer. You just need to be a good writer.

I’m a freelance direct response copywriter. My mentor never finished high school. But he makes millions a year writing sales copy.

I also know one writer who took the copywriting world by storm while he was still in high school.

Honestly, my clients don't care about my degree in marketing. All they care about is: Can I write a copy that sells your product or service? That is all.

I don't know what kind of freelance writing you want to do. Therefore, it is difficult to give you specific advice. But, to be a success

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You don't need a degree or experience to become a freelance writer. You just need to be a good writer.

I am a freelance direct response copywriter. My mentor never finished high school. But he makes millions a year writing sales copies.

I also know a writer who took the world of copywriting by storm while still in high school.

Honestly, my clients don't care about my degree in marketing. All they care about is: Can I write a copy that sells your product or service? That is all.

No sé qué tipo de escritura independiente quieres hacer. Por lo tanto, es difícil darte un consejo específico. Pero, para ser un trabajador autónomo exitoso, necesita desarrollar las habilidades requeridas en el campo que está persiguiendo.

For example, copywriting is a learned skill. You don’t just wake up one day and start writing copy. You have to learn how to write it.

After you know your stuff, you need to start finding clients. And keep finding clients.

Freelancing is tough. It takes time to get a freelance business off the ground. And you need to always be actively recruiting new clients if you want to have a steady flow of projects and income.

A2A.

Not easy, but not rocket science either, just do the following:
- Learn writing skills, there are many online courses (both paid and free). Search many courses on Udemy or Google and read different blogs.
- Start writing. Get your friends and others around you to check it out.
- After getting 10 good reviews for your writing from people around you, start applying for jobs on Freelance platforms, write good proposals, improve your proposals daily. Bid low at the start (only for the first 2-5 jobs) and always show the samples you completed after learning the skill.

The same applies to

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A2A.

Not easy, but not rocket science either, just do the following:
- Learn writing skills, there are many online courses (both paid and free). Search many courses on Udemy or Google and read different blogs.
- Start writing. Get your friends and others around you to check it out.
- After getting 10 good reviews for your writing from people around you, start applying for jobs on Freelance platforms, write good proposals, improve your proposals daily. Bid low at the start (only for the first 2-5 jobs) and always show the samples you completed after learning the skill.

Same thing applies for all the niches. Just learn it, test it with friends, start applying, show your test samples, bid low, improve proposals daily. Keep trying! Just keep trying your best. That's the real mantra.

Avi

PS: Anyone who is serious about freelancing or want to ask something related to making money online can try contacting me via comments or whatever suits you. I choose to answer new things and will avoid similar repetitive questions. My suggestion is to research if same question has been answered on quora already or not. If not, and if you think it a good one; Send me an answer Request or comment it directly on any of my answer. Try to go through my only quora, I have involved a good part of what Freelancing needs in my writing there.

I agree with what Ayoub wrote. You need to be able to showcase your work. When you are entering an industry that requires you to be creative (writing in this case), you saying you can won’t be enough.

You have to be able to show them what you can make or what you’ve worked on in order to convince them.

If you are tech-savvy enough, using tools like wordpress, wix, squarespace might be a good place to start.

But if you want to be hassle-free, I suggest you try us out foriio - すべてのクリエイターにポートフォリオを. We provide the easiest portfolio tool. :)

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