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Freelance Writing: Tips for Success

Part 1 of 4

Do you love to write? Writing is a powerful gift in so many ways—from the ability to share your thoughts with the world, to creating your own world. However, those with a passion for writing are often told that writing would not lead to a sustainable future career, but was better suited as a hobby. The good news is that this isn’t true. Whether you are a Fiction writer, essayist, business enthusiast, or a person of faith, there’s a magazine or website willing to house your work.

Still, putting this good news into action can feel daunting. Wanting to put your work out there and finding the path to do so can feel irreconcilable. Fear not! This series of post will help to make your dream of being a freelance writer a reality.

Here are 3 benefits of freelance writing:

The ability to set your own schedule

Freelance writers have the ability to set their own schedules as they work from anywhere in the world. As their customer base increase, their writing career will become even more rewarding.

Building your writing experience

One of the pros of freelance writing is that it helps to build your writing experience. For example, blogging is a great way to build your writing skill. Establishing your own blog will give you an online presence and also build your credibility.

Ability to select assignments

As a freelance writer, you can select your assignments within a specific niche so that you will write on topics that you love or you can work on a diverse range of assignments. There are many websites such as Fiverr and Upwork that help to connect freelance writers with potential assignments.

If your goal is to just share your interests with an audience through smaller, more serial works, whether as a full-time or part-time freelancer, beginning freelance writing as soon as possible allows you to build up a portfolio that can get you to write for magazines or sites of your choice.

Simply put, you don’t want to waste time. Step out of your comfort zone and start your freelance writing gig today. When you start, you will gain exposure, connect with others in fields that you are passionate about, and build up your credibility as a writer. Of course, the biggest incentive is that you can get paid to do what you love.

Next, we’ll discuss the first steps needed to make freelance writing a reality. In the meantime, contemplate the following questions:

What do you feel has been holding you back from writing? What’s your biggest fear?



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