Becoming A Freelance Content Writer: 5 Tips For Beginners

  1. Be prepared to take on low paying jobs to start with
  2. When you first start out as a freelance content writer, you may well find that there are many jobs advertised on freelance websites looking for low paid writers. Consequently, it can be tempting to ignore these jobs and aim for high paid jobs straight away. However, it can be a good idea to start off with these low paid jobs as it enables you to build up some experience, as well as develop a reputation for yourself. Even if you’re only earning a few dollars per hour, consider it a short-term apprenticeship that should hopefully lead to a lucrative career.

  3. Move up to high paying jobs as quickly as possible
  4. Should you decide to take low-paid jobs to start with then it is important to move up to high paying jobs as soon as possible. The low paying jobs serve a purpose, in that they get you into the industry in the first place; however, they cannot necessarily be relied on for a full-time income. In fact, you should always be aiming to increase your rates, not least because this demonstrates improvements on your part.

  5. Consider looking for clients privately, not just through content mills
  6. Many freelance writers begin looking for work on content mills, and never think about looking for clients privately. However, private clients can often provide freelancers with the opportunity to earn considerably more money for the same amount of work. It can be a daunting prospect at first, particularly if you don’t know where to look, but once you start getting your first clients you may never look back.

  7. How relevant samples of your work to show to potential clients
  8. If you are negotiating with a new client then one of the best ways to demonstrate your abilities to do the work is to provide samples. As a result, you should put together a portfolio and even consider creating your own blog that is kept readily updated with fresh content.

  9. Always maintain excellent levels of communication with clients
  10. To ensure that you are successful as a freelance content writer, it is important that you always communicate with the clients as effectively as possible. This means responding to communication as quickly as possible and keeping clients readily updated with any progress relating to the job you are doing.

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