Freelance writing for beginners can be hard to manage.
If you’re a freelance writer who is just starting out, and looking forward to getting high paying freelance writing jobs online, here is a great resource/article that discusses some of the field-tested strategies that you can implement to land on high-paying freelance writing jobs.
Check out the article here: https://buff.ly/2EOWTnf and in the meantime, here are the 7 quick takeaways to help you boost your freelance writing career…
Freelance Writing for Beginners
1. Be niche
If you’re an expert in a specific field, use it to your advantage as much as you can. As a writer you can use your exoertise as a key selling point to get jobs. Depending on your level of knowledge, you can also charge a permium for your work.
2. Start a Blog
This is way less scary that it seems. You don’t want to start a blod to ake tons of money. The main reason you want to start a blog as a beginner is to showcase your work. You want to be able to direct potential clients to a trophy case of your past work so they can seey our skill and how your style will benefit them. This will also show you are active and not someone who’s just in it for a paycheck.
3. Start Guest Blogging
Not only is this great for building back-links, it also helps build up social proof and suthority in the niche community you’re in. There is a simple search trick you can use in google to find blogs who want guest writers. Simply type in Niche + “write for us” into the google search bar and watch the opportunity unfold before your eyes. You’ll also want to have a good email to send these publications. A sample script is available on origional blog post linked above.
4. Join Facebook Groups
This is a great way to build your network and prospect potential clients. Make sure your facebook page reflect how you want to be precieved. Make sure when you join these groups you provide value and establish yourself as an authority. This may take a while in the beginning but after a while it will pay off big time.
5. Cold call/email
When done correctly, cold outreach can be an amazing and effective way to contantly get my business or partnerships. See the origional blog post to get an easy to follow cold email script.
6. Participate in and join network groups
Networking is a major key to success as a freelancer. So how can you get started if you don’t know anyone? 1. Build a list of people you want to connect with. 2. Look at their blogs to get a feel for what they like and write about. Get their email for cold out reach. 4. Feature them on your blog. 5. Send them a friend request on Facebook. 6. Get involved and comment on their posts. 7. Start a conversation and build a connection with them. 8. If possible, try to meet them in person.
7. Use a service like Upwork.
Although Upwork takes a percentage of your pay, it’s a great way to build your reputation. Having a great Upwork profile shows people you’re serious and a professional. After you build a solid reputation you can then graduate away from Upwork but if you’re just starting out it’s a great way to build a highlight reel of reviews and testimonials.
There’s nothing quite like being your own boss. The independence and freedom that comes with freelancing can greatly outweigh the pros of a typical 9-5 job, but you have to have the hustle, grit, and determination to succeed. Use these freelance writing for beginners tips to put a proper foundation in place and get to work.
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