A Guide For Beginners On How To Make Money As A Freelance Writer

Being a freelancer is one of the best jobs in the world. You get to work on what you want and set your own schedules for it, allowing you to pursue your interests with as little interference as possible from your job. The trick, however, is to be really able to make money off of the endeavor. It is not as easy as it would seem because there are a lot of freelancers out there, much more experienced than you that are going to have an easier time getting jobs than you.

Don’t worry, we’re not saying that you won't get a job and will give up. On the contrary! Don't give up! Perseverance and persistence are the two traits that are going to get you your first writing gigs in the freelance world. Little by little, showing commitment and a good work ethic, you will be able to build a client base. Below you will find a step by step guide on how to be successful as a freelance writer and make good money with these gigs.

  1. 1. Apply for jobs in your field.
  2. Yes, it’s hard and you’ll be frequently turned down because you don't have experience, but once you break through the glass ceiling, and you get work lined up, you’ll be able to make money depending on how fast and how much you can work.

  3. 2. Meet deadlines.
  4. Deadlines still exist in the freelancing world. They just tend to be a little more flexible than a 9 to 5 job would be. You set your own hours and write whenever you want, as long as what you need to turn in gets delivered by the due date.

    3. Even though you have a stable job or writing gig, apply for extra work

    Extra work is never unappreciated, it means more work, yes, but it also means more money. Look for other jobs, other ways to make some cash. You can keep it just in writing or branch out and use your other talents. Sky’s the limit.

  5. 4. If you have a 9 to 5 job and a freelancing job, don’t let them interfere with one another
  6. Doing your freelance writing during your work hours is a recipe for disaster. A lot of employers don’t look kindly upon their workers doing other companies’ work while they are paying you, so on their time. After you’ve clocked out, you can freelance, not before.

They may seem like really simple, no-brainer kind of things, but keep them in mind, and you will become successful. Good luck and happy writing.