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Basic Tutorial On How To Get Started As Freelance Writer

Whatever your reasons for wanting to become a freelance writer you have an interesting road ahead of you. A lot of people are mistakenly under the impression that it is

  1. Easy to get work

  2. Easy to juggle their other commitments

I can tell you neither is straightforward! You have to be incredibly disciplined if you want to make anything of this, and that involves making sacrifices. While it is possible to do this on a shoestring budget, you are also going to have to be prepared to invest a little money on marketing materials. Above all, the sooner you get it into your head that it is a “business” rather than a “job” the easier you will find it.

So, just how do you get started as a freelance writer?

Decide what you want to write

Personally, I think the most flexible you can be about what you are willing to write the most successful you will be. However, some people have red lines that they are not willing to cross, and you need to figure out pretty early on if you have any.

Decide where you are going to write

Whether you are going to sit in the living room with your laptop while the kids are at school. Or, do it from the comfort of your bed. You need to have a clear idea as to where you are going to work. If you live in a house with lots of other people, then you are going to need to iron out any issues before you get started.

Decide when you are going to write

This is not an exact science. However, you do need to have a rough idea as to when you are planning on writing. You may be planning on doing it around your studies, or in between your travels. However, a certain degree of flexibility and willingness to work beyond your set hours if you fall behind or need to meet a tight deadline is definitely required.

Decide how much you are going to work for

Yes, unlike with a conventional job you really do get to set your own rates of pay. However, I would suggest that in the beginning you are going to need to be realistic about what you can expect to make. A quick trawl of the major freelance sites will reveal that there are people on there that are practically prepared to work for free. You may have to go in low in order to get that crucial, initial work.

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