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Freelance Content Writing - How To Earn Consistently

Updated on January 6, 2019
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Sudipa is experienced in content creation and internet marketing for more than 10 years. She has done Masters in Commerce and Business Admin

Earning as freelance writer
Earning as freelance writer

You must be a writer or aspiring to be one!

Your interest in this topic, is itself a proof of the fact that you are either a freelance writer or aspiring to be one.

So, what has been your journey? Would love to know from you....

For the time being...lets get started.

They say it is easy to become a professional paid writer – all that is needed is sitting down and start writing (original words, of course!). Getting into the profession is easy but earning money consistently as a writer is quite tricky. You not just need a steady flow of work but you also need to be paid on a regular basis.

Challenges Faced By Beginners

Beginners often find it quite challenging to find clients, as they start writing. The biggest challenge is to find the right client or rather someone who is honest, so that you get paid for your work done. In fact, I have worked for a few clients, who haven’t paid me a penny – Yes, I was just starting my career as a freelance and was overjoyed when I was offered a job. Now, I realize that it is important to know more about your clients, before you start writing for anyone.

Variety is the Key

Also, you need to write on a variety of topics. You might love to write health articles, but if you wish to be a professional writer and earn consistently, you need to be able to write on all niches. Ensure you have a good portfolio, so that you can showcase your talents and writing abilities. In my experience, I have seen that clients are more likely to offer you an assignment, when you have samples to show them.

Earning Money as Freelance Writer
Earning Money as Freelance Writer

Portfolio

If you do not have any ‘Live’ links till now, pull up your socks and start your own blog or your HubPages account, which is certainly one of the best options to showcase your writing ability.

Is there actually any way to earn consistently? If you are a seeking a career as a professional writer, here are some ways to earn money in an easy way, though you might not be successful all the time. Actually, there is no strategy to success as a freelance content writer. A lot depends on how much time you are able to devote, your quality of work and of course, how you are able to bag projects online. But remember, hard work and dedication will keep you going.

Here are some ways to make money as a professional content writer.

Your Blog

Writers need to have a blog – the best place for developing your style as well as your audience. You can write anything of value or something which interests you. Many writers often include a hire me link, on the blog so that people who are reading the blog understand that the writer is available for hire. If you are consistent and able to write interesting blogs, you might receive products to review or post articles promoting products & services of others. However, remember nothing happens super-fast.

Blog writing
Blog writing

Guest Posting

There are several blogs or websites which accept guest posts. There are many of them who pay their writers. You need to search for websites or blogs which pay for the articles they receive. However, before you get started you need to familiarize yourself. Understand the posting guidelines and then write your piece.

Follow Others in your Niche:

You need to create your social image and branding! For this, one easy way is to start following other writers of your niche. You can also follow other businesses, influencers or brands which you admire. Networking is of great importance. To be successful online you need to build networking. In fact, referrals are a way to get lots of work.

Start Sharing:

Once you begin following others, you can share their content as well. You can share their content on Twitter, on LinkedIn or in other websites. Commenting on other posts is also a great idea but sharing them with social media followers does the trick.

Freelance Content Writing
Freelance Content Writing

Try Freelance Writing Sites:

Create your profile in online platforms which offer a scope to freelancers to earn money. Upwork is one such platform which offers a good writing opportunity. Get started by creating your online profile and start bidding on projects. Be prepared with your writing samples and create your portfolio well to get noticed. When you start bidding on projects, be prepared to showcase your past writing experience. Be ready with a convincing cover letter, where you can explain why you are suitable for the job. Check out different freelance writing sites which offer good opportunities and get going.

The key to be successful is to work hard. Feedbacks might be negative, but you need to go on.

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