Anyone would be easily tempted to grab an opportunity of freelancing either part time or full time to augment one’s income. The hard part about content writing though is being motivated enough to even begin writing. As a freelancer one has to take the leap of faith as it were and let the chips fall where they may. Earnings are going to be nothing to write home about and one may feel as though one is climbing a slippery pole while struggling to make both ends meet. Within a year though earnings would double.
Tweaking the system a little bit one can easily earn twice as much if one is good enough. The path to being a copywriter, ghostwriter or any other writer is anything but smooth. Back in one’s school or college days if one was a decent writer then that in itself is being a decent writer. However, if the five guidelines mentioned below are followed then as a freelancer one would be in good stead.
Skills Improvement on a daily basis
As one begins one’s freelancing career as a writer, one is supposed to have some basic skills to fulfill the content writing requirements of their clients. A surprising revelation for any freelancer is that there are a host of clients who cannot even so much as write with a pen or type a few flawless sentences which takes the cake and yet these might be the very people who may require freelancers to write reviews, articles, emails so on and so forth.
For decent earnings, one has to develop unique techniques by learning style, grammar, so on and so forth and content writers who are freelancing would be noticed by well-known companies. In order to improve one’s writing skills in no time at all, one ought to read classics, blogs so on and so forth and be able to apply one’s knowledge practically.
Reach out to New Clients
Everything may be hunky dory; freelancing clients may be easy to get along with and probably make payments on time as well. However, when it comes to freelancing networking does matter a lot. If a freelancer happens to know a lot of people who may be from the industry then the offers tend to be a lot more lucrative. Most freelancers realize at some point in their careers that networking can be monetized and more than the skills of the freelancer, the network of the freelancer takes the center stage. However, prior to being benefited from networking, a freelance content writer has to be able to create a lasting impression within the content writing fraternity. In addition, if a sample content is required to be written for a prospective client then a freelancer should not have any qualms writing a free piece for the possible client. Writers who aspire to be successful work for reputation rather than earnings which is the typical mindset of a mediocre writer.
Join Freelance Spots Online
As most freelancers are probably aware of, there is a minimum of three freelancing portals with a sleuth of varied projects up for grabs through a bidding process. In addition to finding projects and bidding for projects, these freelancing portals are just right for skills-based training and monetizing. A freelancer could display their portfolio, take proficiency tests based on skill sets and explore new opportunities.
Profiles of other good freelance writers ought to be reviewed to analyze the qualities that make the freelancers a cut above the rest and those qualities should be imbued so that as a freelancer one would stand out from the crowd. In terms of copywriting, there isn’t any need of reinventing the wheel as it were. What it really boils down to is getting well-paid and in turn being happy as a freelancer.
Be a part of the trend
These days flat design and minimalism are what everyone raves about. Although one may not be a web-designer per se, even as a freelance content writer though the content ought to be in sync with the trending UI and UX demands.
Flat design applied to writing essentially implies using crisp sentences, simple grammar – verbs and nouns instead of adjectives and adverbs. Adjectives and adverbs are not excluded as long as they pack a punch so to speak and are targeted. While most content writers may be writing prolific content, if a content is able to summarize any type of content and convey the meaning to its readers then the content writer would truly be a cut above the rest. “Flat writing” is a very specialized skill that a writer ought to be able to achieve along with anything else that may be trending which may lead to earning reputation and prominence.