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Freelance Writing Guidelines: How To Become A Successful Writer

Freelancing is one of the most growing careers in the western countries and the Eastern Europe as well. The meaning to this simple term is that when you do not have a boss or a company that hire you on a monthly salary or as a permanent employee. A freelancer works for him or herself and is self-employed. They usually work on time and project based contracts for a fixed or hourly rate. It is a completely new discussion to say if freelancing is better than a regular job or vice versa. The benefits will vary from person to person. Some people are made to be self-employed and do not like to have a boss. Others might perform well when there is a constant check on them and need an authoritative figure to set the deadlines and work hours for them. Freelancing however is flexible. You can choose to wake up late and work until late, delay a dinner, eat your lunch first, or go to a recreational activity on a working day etc.

Many people across the world have a passion for writing. They do not know if they can turn this passion to making a living for themselves. If you have a passion and it does not pay enough to cover your bills, you might give it up one day. Freelance writing is your mantra to success if you know a few tips from experts who have actually made a career out of freelance writing and ghostwriting.

The first thing you need to know, before thinking of any other thing, is the source of income. You have plenty of choices to pick from like

  1. Start your career by signing up at a freelance writing platform on the internet
  2. Place ads in the local newspapers and see if you have potential clients
  3. Visit people you know and offer your services to them face-to-face
  4. Asking friends and college mates to get their assignments done by you and pay you for it in return

When you think of all the possible options, you need to pick one that suits you the most. This depends upon whether you are a student, homemaker, sole bread earner etc.

After you have decided the source of income, you should then develop a strong profile and work on jobs that match your skill set. This way you will earn trust of your clients and get long-term work opportunities.


  • 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.