Where To Look For Promising Freelance Writing Positions: 5 Helpful Guidelines

Working from home is becoming easier with the increasing ubiquity of the internet, so many people are looking for something to save the daily crush of the commute to an office. Writing work from home is one such opportunity, but where to find the work. Here are some hints to help you get start in your search.

  1. 1. The first place anyone turns to for anything these days is the internet. There are dedicated sites offering tempting work but is it too good to be true? Try digging a little deeper. Freelancers who have worked for a while suggest avoiding the sites that ask for free trials of your work or offer incentive based pay. The same “old-timers” suggest looking at the jobs section of business-oriented social networks and the “niche” rather than the mass job boards. These are the better places for the freelancers looking to build their portfolio.

  2. 2. Mass jobs’ board can have thousands of writers after the same jobs. Increase your chances of success by contacting large companies directly to see if they are looking for flexible copywriters. Advice for the beginner is to choose clients who have worked with freelance writers before, so they don’t have unrealistic expectations. The best companies to work for are reputed to be the ones that sell a physical product in the real world.

  3. 3. Journalism jobs are good ones to try and bag. Magazines and newspapers need content to fill their pages. More importantly they all have online presences these days, so they need plenty of interesting articles so that their advertisers feel they are getting their money’s worth on viewings. National publications with big circulations pay better, but you might want to start with small local papers to build up a reputation. However, if you want to be successful in journalism, you need to be prepared to work long hours and create a strong network of acquaintances.

  4. 4. Word of mouth is a good way to get started. Ask around your writer networks. Especially for local work the writers in your town are most likely to know who are the best people to work for and who takes forever to pay you. Start small to bulk out your portfolio and increase your network.

  5. 5. What a writer is really looking for is a permanent job. If they can’t find this then they want a series of jobs to save doing the constant hustle. If you focus your mind on finding the lucrative jobs, you will find them.

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