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How To Find Stable Freelance Writing Jobs From Home

Freelance writing jobs can be a great way to make a fulltime living, supplement your income, or make some money in between work. Freelancing you can work from anywhere, and with a diverse set of clients you’ll never get bored. Following these easy tips can help you find stable freelance writing jobs from home.

  • Avoid Craigslist. You may find freelance writing jobs listed on Craigslist or other help wanted sites, but these can be scams. Until work is completed you will have no idea whether the client will actually pay. Instead use find a freelance website that will act as a go between for payment with you and the client.
  • Choose your website well. There are many freelance websites out there, and each one has a slightly different focus. Some list mainly programing jobs, while others are mostly blog and article writing. Choose a website, or several websites, that include the kind of writing you want to do. This will make finding jobs easier for you, and will help connect you with clients looking for a writer like you.
  • Focus on your strengths. You can find freelance work for almost any kind of writing: creative, scientific, academic, grants, technical, articles and blogs. Apply for jobs that you’re qualified for and that match your strengths as a writer. Not only will you be more likely to get them, but you will be able to complete them more efficiently and effectively.
  • Set an hourly rate. Before you get started applying for jobs, figure out how much you need to be making per hour to make it worth your time. This may depend on whether you are freelance writing fulltime or to supplement your income. When you are getting started, and are new to freelance website, you may need to bid lower than you normally would at first. This will help you get experience and build a positive reputation and credibility.
  • Build relationships with clients. One of the keys to stable freelance work is building relationships with clients to get repeat work. After you’ve finished a job for a client, let them know you’d be interested in working with them again in the future.
  • Think ahead. Once you start getting freelance jobs, map out how many hours a week you’ll be working on each one, and for how long. This will help keep you from overextending, and will let you know when you need to start applying for more jobs.


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    August 28, 2014 | (10 ) Comments

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

    September 5, 2014 | (10 ) Comments

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    November 19, 2014 | (10 ) Comments

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    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.