If you are wondering to start your online career through your writing skills, then you are not alone. Many people across the world choose to be freelance writers and earn through home. They like the freedom of not having to show up at a work place or put up with an annoying boss. It gives them extreme leisure to work on jobs of their liking and work according to their own preferences. This can be daunting however, in the beginning to find relevant and well-paid jobs. Even though you can work almost in any country if you are operating in the virtual market still people prefer to work with employers and organizations they know in real. This helps them rely on the client because they know the background and company history.
If you are based in Ireland and want to work as a freelance writer, then you should first determine your skill set. You need to decide whether you want to be a copywriter, ghostwriter, article writer, web content writer, technical writer, academic writer or work on screenplay writing. The skill you choose should be the one you are passionate for. You also need to make sure that you have the qualifications and degree in that area which you choose as your career.
Some people prefer to work for newspapers and agencies, for that you must have an interest and a degree in journalism. You need to remember that newspapers hire professional writers and pay them to come up with great stories and scoops. If you want to work for a newspaper in Ireland, then you should first carry out a research for all the agencies in this industry. After you have a list of the agencies, you need to check which of them are looking for hiring and have vacancies. Check the job posting and see whether you meet the requirements they have for the candidate. You need to carry out research and write a great article or editorial as a sample of your work. Send it to the relevant company and wait for the response.
If you want to work with a content mill or writing agency, then you need to see which level you qualify for. These agencies hire different people with different skills. You might be a beginner, professional or a mediocre. Determine your skill set and apply to the right agency in your area.
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
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.