Applying For Part-Time Freelance Writing Jobs: 10 Points To Consider


If you want to become a freelancer, you have to keep a few things in mind. It’s going to be pretty difficult at first, but once you get the hang of it, and you “launch” yourself, you will become known and you will make some good money in the process, while delivering quality work for your customers.

  1. Experience. You have to take this in consideration. If they need someone with a lot of experience in a certain area, and you barely just started, or you haven’t done any jobs of that sort before, you can be pretty sure they won’t pick you.

  2. Price. Again, something you should consider. Depending on the difficulty, the price may vary but you have to be reasonable. You can’t ask for 500 dollars for a 2000 word essay; nobody is going to hire you. Try to think of the work involved in that job, and the price should match with it.

  3. Time. How much time per day or per week can you work? You can’t take a job that is very time consuming ( 5-6 hours a day minimum) if you have two jobs or maybe you have children to take care of. Try to think about this.

  4. Style. Does your style of writing match the one the client wants?

  5. Grammar. If you don’t have good grammar, you can’t work on something and expect the client to come back to you. Try to put this in order before you start anything.

  6. Language. If it’s a foreign language especially, you have to make sure you can write very well in that particular language, otherwise the job won’t come out so good.

  7. Competition. See how many people have applied for that job. The price they ask, the experience they have etc and compare. If you think you can get it, go ahead and apply.

  8. Client. Does he seem “trustworthy”? Most people wouldn’t scam others, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t any exceptions, and you might find yourself in the position of writing a long paper without any money in the end.

  9. Payment. Okay you have fixed the price, how are they going to pay you? If they use internet payments for example, and you don’t have a card or a bank account, you can’t get your money.

  10. Website. Well the website that you apply on matters as much as the job itself. Some offer guarantees for your money, but not all of them do.

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