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How To Find A Freelance Writing Job That Fits Your Skill Set

Writing is one of the easiest and well-paying careers in the online industry. People from different regions and educational backgrounds start their writing career to make money on the internet. Even without the internet, there are writers who offer their freelance services to a variety of clients. Freelance means that you are self-employed and do not receive a fixed salary or monthly salary from a permanent employer. You work for yourself and decide your own schedule according to your preferences. However, not all freelance writers find a job that meets their exact requirements. Sometimes even when you find a well-paying job for yourself, you need to carry out research and create a paper from scratch. Other reason why freelancers look for better jobs is that they need long term clients that they can stick to. In the freelancing world, you never know what happens next. You need to have a plan for future and the jobs that will cover your expenses.

Writers who are at the start of their writing career look for long term jobs that will match their skill set. The job should meet your expected earnings as well as the skills that you master. The best way is to plan your work and keep long term and short-term goals. This article will help you follow the procedure for finding a job that will match your skill set.

  1. Build a profile
  2. Start by creating a profile for yourself on one of the freelance writing platforms on the internet or on your own personal domain. You can even build your reputation in the traditional freelance industry if you are dedicated

  3. Know your skill sets
  4. You should be well aware of your skill sets and choose to work under that category which fits you the best. Do not try to bid on every kind of job but restrict yourself to those clients and projects that match your skill set

  5. Develop your understanding about the industry
  6. Before you start working on any kind of job, it is important to understand the market and industry that you work for. This will help you reduce efforts and save time

  7. Build your portfolio
  8. Add jobs to your portfolio that match your skill set and which you want to promote

  9. Bid on selective jobs
  10. Only agree to terms if they suit you


  • If you intend to become a good writer, this blog will surely help you out!

    August 28, 2014 | (10 ) Comments

  • Very helpful for starters in a freelancing, but also good for advanced writers!

    September 5, 2014 | (10 ) Comments

  • Great tips from professionals! Good to see so many updates!

    November 19, 2014 | (10 ) Comments

  • Great ideas using which you'll never get down! Very useful for writers to get their skills prepared to freelance career.

    December 15, 2014 | (10 ) Comments

Expand Your Job Search and Add More Sources to Your List of Freelance Writing Resources

Keep your source list updated and continue expanding your search options. Sometimes writers are not able to land good writing jobs because they don’t expand where they look. In many cases good jobs are not advertised. You need know where to look and who to get in touch with when it comes to reputable sources with writing job leads. Great writers will know where to go to get work. This means your resource list should be diverse with leads in different niches. You should have an idea of which niches and writing jobs are in demand and those that offer lucrative earnings on a regular basis.