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How to Become a Freelance Biography Writer

A freelance job is one of the easiest ways possible of earning quick and good money. In case a person is unable to leave home for work or can only work when time permits, as in the case of a new mother, this kind of work is the best option. It is not only very financially rewarding, but also helps bring one’s writing skills to attention. In lieu of a few basic skills and a little knowledge and research, being a freelance biography writer is one of the best jobs one can have.

The very first thing that is an absolute necessity for a writer is his skills in the language. The standard of a good writer’s work must be absolutely impeccable and this will, in turn, help him get more clients. A few important suggestions must be paid due heed to:

  • Spelling and grammatical errors are a big no-no. Although, most of the time the computer is able to get a hold of these mistakes, sometimes they may manage to go under the radar.
  • Being inspired by other freelance biographies is a good thing, but straightaway copying and pasting another writer’s work may land the writer in big trouble.
  • Also, the writer must make use of devices like quotes, interesting anecdotes and other such illustrations to make his work more interesting to the reader.

While writing a freelance biography, the writer must realize that the readers are looking for pieces of information that they cannot find anywhere on the Internet. To achieve this, the writer must gain an in-depth knowledge of the client through thorough discussions, elaborate interviews and an access to personal details regarding the client’s life to be included in the freelance biography. This includes stories, turning points, pictures and anything else that might interest the reader.

The writer should always fix his time of work to those hours when his ideas yield the best results. This can be any time of the day, or even, a particular place or environment which is conducive to the writer’s creative element.

Every successful freelance biographer knows that his work is the basis of his success. Depending on the basis of his writings, the size of his clientele will increase and so will his quality of work. This will also open up new vistas to new and better areas of work, and help the writer move on to greener pastures.


  • 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.