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How to Start a Successful Freelance Writing Career



How to Start a Successful Freelance Writing Career


How to Start a Successful Freelance Writing Career When You Have No Experience





You've made the decision that you're going to step into a freelance writing career, but you realize that you have no experience how are you going to get clients who want experienced writers so if this is you, you must read this article to get dozens of clients even if you're just starting and have lack experience but before you go out there and get started let's talk about what you'll need to help you appear as a successful freelance writer as you work your way towards becoming one number of website or portfolio so building your online presence is essential for branding and marketing yourself.




If you don't have any experience of creating websites, you can search for online templates ,so search Google for terms like writer portfolio or writer website and you'll find a lot of information on how to set up a website or portfolio even if you don't have any experience of setting up a website, the online portfolio websites make it super easy to get something online and some are only a few dollars a month or even free Google search with the terms I listed, will help you to find anything you need, so you have a website or portfolio, but an empty portfolio will be no good so take some time and write several samples to post on your website.


Now one of the reasons prospective clients are visiting your website is to view your writing, so this is where you can shine now if you're leaning towards your writing speciality, then write samples on that speciality. if you don't have a speciality yet, don't worry as you progress in your career, you may discover that you're a specialist in more than one area.




But for now just create samples about familiar topics that come easy for you to write, so that you're not spending too much time on this and you can also post samples in different types of writing as well so for example give writing samples for blogs web copy articles press releases and any other kind of writing that you're going to be offering as a service also make sure to add a link in your navigation bar at the top of your website and this will allow prospective clients to find or easily access your samples number three content Mills now contact mills are a great place to begin and gain experience as a paid freelance writer, these broker websites hire you to do work for the clients who contact them so they act as the middleman so that you never actually interface with the client directly and one of the good things about content mills is they will help you improve your writing skills because editors will critique your work before you get paid, so sometimes it can be uncomfortable because who likes getting critiqued but in the end it is all good because it will help raise the standard of your writing be warned, although content mills will allow starting freelance writers to gain experience and make some quick money. 


A freelance writer can present a bit of a challenge and that's why setting goals is imperative, now there are six basic steps to goal setting and achieving success:



  1-Set a date you will begin working at freelance writing.

 2-Decide what you want to achieve in six months, or one year and write your goals down.

3-Make your goals attainable and not too lofty.

 4-Create deadlines.

5-Make new weekly goals every Monday morning to start your week.

 6-Break down your weekly goals into daily tasks.


So once you start creating to-do goal-setting lists, you'll find yourself following them naturally, as you achieve each goal just check it off your list and reward yourself even if it's taking a walk to your favourite coffee place to relax for an hour number.  

Just you need a little more courageous about taking this step and starting your career as a freelance writer, there is no better time than right now to start your career, as millions of businesses need online content to share their message and interact with their customers, also don't be afraid of getting involved in the forums and asking questions of professionals that have been in the freelance writing business for years it will help you stay motivated, day after day, you will gain more knowledge, confidence,  experience and you will earn more money. The only way you won't succeed is if you don't try these steps.


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