How To Start Out As A Freelance Writer: 3 Great Tips For Beginners
If you are starting out as a freelance writer there are three great tips that you should follow.
- 1. The first tip is that you make sure you have the appropriate experience. If you have not written as a freelance writer in the past and you lack any formal portfolio it is imperative that you start to create one. The best way you can do this is to start with a website that caters directly to new writers and does not place as much pressure on obtaining your first job. Websites that are easier for beginners will allow you to simply select an open job and begin working on it rather than bid on the job and compete against all of the other freelance writers in the writing community. If you are able to do this you will find that building a comprehensive portfolio does not take long at all.
- 2. Second tip is that you make sure you have adequate samples. If you are planning on working as a copy writer creating websites contents, you have to need sure that you have samples of your work so that potential client and see what you have done. If you do not currently have any website copy that you can show your clients it is best that you simply write something for dinner client. Draft something under the pretense of being for a real estate website, or legal website, and have that ready as a sample to show your potential clients. As you build up your portfolio it is important that you also build up your profile. No matter what type of job you want to take on you should make sure that you have all of your necessary professional information on your profile. Companies are much less inclined to hire people who have nothing more than a few keywords and their name on their profile. They want to be able to read information about who you are and how qualified you are as a writer. If you do not have this information they will not want to hire you.
- 3. The third tip is to make sure that you review every potential client who offered you a job. The last thing you want is to accept a job immediately because you are excited and then find out later upon reviewing the website for the client they have a history of leaving negative reviews that are unprofessional or not paying their clients. By taking a few extra moments to look at their profile you can see what their client history is and what other freelance writers have to say about their service.