Surprises For New Freelance Writers

Introduction:Freelance writing can be an enjoyable hobby or even a profitable business. It's all a matter of mindset. There are surprises, good and bad, for new freelance writers. I'll list a few that I've discovered.

  • 01

    You May Need a Resume.

    Although you are applying to write articles from home, some writing sites and content mills expect a resume. Be sure to include:
    -contact information
    -a dedicated email address
    -phone number
    -article types you've written
    -keyword writing knowledge
    -eBook titles
    -print book titles
    -product reviews
    -companies that you've written for (Examiner, Demand Studios, etc.)
    -technology skills
    -non-writing work history (proves reliability)

  • 02

    You May Have to Take a Timed Writing Test.

    The first time I applied for a content site, I was surprised to be greeted with a mandatory, timed writing test! At first, I was nervous, but took a deep breath and continued writing. The essay was accepted and gave me a high rating.

  • 03

    You May Be Expected to Be Paid Low Rates.

    When you are new to freelancing, your goal should be to gain testimonials, confidence, and important writing samples. You will be able to raise your rates as your writing portfolio grows.

  • 04

    You May Have to Give Up All Rights to Your Creations.

    If you get a kick from seeing your byline on your materials, you are not going to want to apply to some writing sites like bidding sites. Clients are usually looking for you to write something wonderful that they can take all the credit for. You get the cash. They get the byline.

  • 05

    Pinterest Is a Great Marketing Tool For Writers.

    Pinterest is growing in popularity and is a great social media site for advertising without being pushy.
    -Create a board for non-fiction.
    -Fill in your profile completely. Use relevant keywords and hashtags.
    -Write fresh descriptions that will interest your target market.
    -Grab a pinterest widget to put on your website.




Final Thoughts

Now that you know about the five surprises, you won't be surprised, so you are welcome for the heads up.




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