Get Started In Freelance Writing

How do you get started as a freelance writer?

Freelance writers can make a great deal of money working at home. There are male and female writers and there are professional technical and copywriters that are single, are Moms, are stay at home Dads and also Grandparents.

I know single mothers that went from poverty to owning their own homes and having successful businesses. Some writers get their start and quit their day job and others get started when they are unemployed thinking it’ll get them through lean times. Many of those writers never go back to a traditional job because of how lucrative and rewarding writing for yourself can be.

Whether you want to work at it part time or full time, freelance writing is a great gig to get into. The Internet has opened up a world of writing opportunities and you can write about just about any subject you’re interested in and get paid for it. If you’re willing to write about boring or very speciality subjects as well, you can get paid even MORE.

How do you get started?

Here are tips to get you going. It’s not an easy job but there are a lot of opportunities available and while it takes time to get started, you can be earning a full time wage within a few months if you’re motivated and talented.

Get some samples together

You’ll need to get samples together to show prospective employers. There are two great ways to do this:

  1. Open a blog at and make a blog about a subject you can write well on. Write lots of articles in that subject and promote your blog.
  2. Submit article to free directories. These can help you promote your name online so people who are thinking of hiring you can find you. Sites like this include:,,,, and
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    While many of these sites accept articles for free, sites like ehow, helium and squidoo will help you make residual income while you’re looking for work and creating samples!

    Look for Jobs

    Now that you’ve got samples and perhaps a resume together, there are a lot of online classified sites that you can find jobs at. Some are specialised for writers ( and some are more general ( but having writing gig categories.

    You can also join job bidding sites like and These sites allow you to create an online portfolio and apply to jobs. The beauty of sites like these is that you can be a bit more relaxed about being paid. If you want to be a freelance writer, you’ll need some serious scam radar because there are rip off artists and scammers and plagiarisers out there.

    There’s a lot more to it and you’ll want to learn about search engine optimisation, SEO writing, self promotion and develop niches to increase your income. If you’re interested and motivated, you can learn as you go while you’re earning.

    Concluding thoughts:

    Freelance writing is a very lucrative and rewarding work at home career! Find a mentor to follow. I have a freelance writer blog that offers mentoring and tips and there’s a writer mentoring site at that provides writer chats and plenty of tips. The more you can learn, the faster you can get some great writing gigs!

    You can also read the 6 Figure Freelancer – A valuable resource providing detailed information about getting started in writing for the web.

5 WAHM Job Ideas

There are so many potential online jobs for you if you’re looking to do a WAHD / WAHM / telecommuting job. There are dozens more than just these so if you want more information, delve further into my blog, here.

Here are some ideas for you:

  1. Virtual Assistant
  2. Affiliate Marketer
  3. Dropshipping Business
  4. Freelance Blogger
  5. Freelance Writer
  6. Virtual Assistant

Companies will pay you to work for them in many capacities. Some will pay you to be on call and others will offer freelance opportunities for things like order taking, receptionist duties, telemarketing, bookkeeping and more. There are many bidding sites and job boards where you can find these types of jobs.

Affiliate Marketer

You can buy and sell products and services online by pointing people through your site to an affiliate link. The link will generate a commission for you when someone buys your product. Internet marketing businesses can be huge earners.


You can set up wholesale stores and eBay businesses online and set up a virtual store. You don’t have to inbventory anything. When people buy from your store it ships direct to them via the wholesaler and you simply earn the commission. This can be very lucrative

Freelance Blogger

You can blog for yourself or ghostblog or ghostwrite for others. There are loads of copmanies out there that now run blogs for their websites. Many of them want people to post for them on their site. You can also post on your own website for advertising revenue.

Freelance Writer

Good with words? There are plenty of freelance writing opportunities on the web. Much like with blogging, companies will pay you to write for them for web copy and for offline content as well.

The internet provides endless wah opportunities. There are scams and there are great opportunities as well. Familiarise yourself with what’s available so you can make a decision about which area or areas to approach.

You can make a full or part time income with your computer doing all kinds of things.


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