With so many writing opportunities all over the world, freelancers are ideal candidates to take on short and long projects for companies who need a little help. But, sometimes it’s hard to establish yourself and get noticed when you’re just starting out.
In this article we are going to look at three ways you can establish yourself in the online world as a freelance writer, in order to earn a living out of your passion and be the best writer you could be.
Be a Good Writer
This point may seem like common-sense, but in order to be noticed online you need to be a good writer. Being a good writer means your work is original, you have impeccable grammar and spelling as well as self-discipline, you’re comfortable writing about any topic given to you, you can express yourself with ease, and you do not mind writing each and every day of your life. But that’s not all; in order to be a good writer, you should always consider further study—whether you’re getting your first qualification or building on one (or more) you already have—because with a qualification you may find it easier to get a job.
Communicate a Lot
You cannot work as a hermit if you want to establish yourself. Instead you will need to market yourself, find new business, and chase leads that may end up forming great business relationships for the future. But, communication doesn’t end there. In order to keep your clients happy and fulfil their every need, you must stay in constant contact with them while you are writing for them, turn the work around quickly, and see to any changes they want or need done. Fortunately, most of this communication can be done from behind your desk, using phone and email, which makes the process a lot easier.
Get Involved in the Writing Community
In order to be noticed, you will need to make your presence known. You can do this by being active in writing groups and freelance writer associations, where you can meet other writers, acquire information, and ask for any much-needed advice, as well as establish your credentials as a writer. To find these groups and associations, all you need to do is a quick and simple search on Google. You should look for groups that have meet-ups, so you can meet members in person, and seminars and guest speakers, so you can continue to grow and learn more and more about your field. Find those that offer advice on publishing and marketing and those who will share their publisher contacts, job leads, and networking opportunities where you can do the same.
Nazir Adams is a business writer who is driven by company dynamics, CEO insights, and creative outputs. Nazir is a SEO manager working on clients such as Regus, Dubai Properties, and Atlantis the Palm.
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