How do you find freelance writing jobs? This post will give you several tips to help you become a successful freelancer.
What is Freelance Writing?
Freelance writers do all sorts of writing. Online writing is a pretty lucrative business if you’re good at it. You can write web site content, blog posts, e-books, white papers, newsletters and more and you can get paid per word, paid per project or get paid per hour.
How Much Do Freelance Writers Make?
Freelance writers can make a penny to a dollar a word. Some less, some more depending on the type of work and expertise you’ve got. Many freelance writers start off dabbling and can quickly earn a full time income writing for the web. Some companies pay via PayPal and others do direct debit or send a check to you for your efforts on demand, weekly or monthly.
How Do You Get Started With Freelance Writing?
Visit freelance writer mentoring blogs, job sites and online writer communities for some more help and information. Once you’ve got some samples and built a bit of an online portfolio through a blog, through free article sites and by writing, you can find general or niche writing work.
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Most freelance writers have several sources of writing work where they can get paid to write articles. Some are ongoing, some are one-off, and some are gap-fillers. All can be good. Read on for a bit about each of the above categories and how to go about getting those types of writing jobs.
Finding regular writing clients can be a good thing. Do a good job and you might get ongoing writing work.
By marketing yourself, you can find writing jobs that are one-off scenarios. Someone might need a press release written, might decide that they want to write a new sales letter, want help re-vamping their website content, or want another freelance writing service. Marketing can help these clients find you.
There are content companies and busy clients that may offer you an all-you-can-write buffet. Having a few of these eggs can be a good thing because you can make fast money writing when you need to up your earnings or when you have a gap in your schedule. You an also spend some of your gaps working at upping your passive income streams through writing for revenue sharing sites, such as InfoBarrel and HubPages, or through developing content for your own sites and blogs.
How to find Writing Gigs:
Find ongoing and one-off clients by marketing on an ongoing basis. Freelance writers who market can get found by clients and some of those clients could provide you with regular work.
In terms of gap fillers, sign up with a writing agency, start a profile on a freelance bidding site such as Elance, sign up with content companies such as Textbroker, Internet Brands, and Demand Studios so you can dive into one of these options as and when you need to.
Getting paid to write articles can be a business of feasts and famines. By diversifying your incoming writing work sources and by continually marketing yourself you can have a wide array of options available.
How do you find freelance writing jobs? This post will give you several job lead sources:
- Freelance Writing Job Blogs. There are a lot of blogs that offer daily job leads
- Craigslist. In all major cities is a writing job category
- Google Alerts. Set up a Google Alert for freelance writing jobs and you can even set on up for your specific niche.
- Google. Search on the type of writing job you want
- Writing Forums. There are internet forums dedicated to writers and these often have job listings in them.
Writers: Use The Web To Your Advantage!
If you want to become a writing wahm or just a freelance writer, the internet provides a wealth of opportunities for finding writing jobs. You can research how much a freelance writer gets paid, look at other writer’s sample resumes, set up your own writing website, and more.
Beyond the resources listed here, why not consider creating your own website to show your talents? Bring writing clients to you!
I’m a freelance writer, editor, and consultant and I support my family with my online income. I won’t say it’s easy but it’s very doable if you are motivated!
In the past, I’ve written for ehow as a ghostwriter working for a copywriting company and made good money at a flat rate an article. The thing about ehow earnings though, is that they can bring residual passive income month after month if you write for them directly. Why don’t I write for them directly and make passive income? The eHow writer compensation program is currently only open to U.S. residents and I am a Canuck. Drats.
eHow’s writer compensation program doesn’t give you a spefic pay per click commission structure. Much like Google Adsense, it’s a mystery. High paying keywords and great SEO will help you make more money from it.
If you write one ehow “how-to” article a day, within a few months you could be getting a very decent amount of money on a monthly basis. My writer friend Maria has been getting pretty monthly checks lately and just had her biggest cheque yet with almost $900 in September 2008 from her 202 articles which have been added regularly for the last several months. Even though she only wrote 11 new articles recently she’s earning from the last several months of work. Maria wrote a book about her strategy which is selling like hotcakes! I love freelance writing but when you sell it once, that’s it; your buyer gets to make all the future residuals. The eHow compensation plan lets you make passive income indefinitely!
Write one a day in your spare time and see what happens! Want to read a copy of Maria’s ehow book?