Freelance Writing: An Inside Look from a beginnger
Ever wondered what freelance writing is really like? Wonder no longer as we take an inside look from a beginners point of view. That beginner is well me! I Noted that I have mentioned I have freelanced before, but that was a long time ago and I had left writing behind me for good I thought, but you can’t keep true love down. Writing is seriously my love. In that I started at the bottom once again even though I had a few credentials under my belt.
Day in the Life of this Writer
Being writer can be a bit hectic. As much as we say writing is our life it really is not our life TOTALLY. I am also a mom so I can not neglect that duty. So its Monday and you got a tantrum kid cause mommy cant play, toss in mommy is starting to break out in hives and have swollen lips, mix it with its Monday and the article is due Tuesday and its enough to make your head spin! Being that I am semi professional I handle it all in stride and pulled through delivering my article on time! You do what you gotta do mmmhmm!
Writing for Me, Writing for Others
This is another big difference when freelancing. No longer are you writing for you on things you like and want to share. You are writing for someone else on topics they want. You have to write in the style that THEY want. For that is what they are paying you for. This was a bit hard to adjust to being that I have been writing for me for a long time now. No longer do I work for my own deadlines I am now working for someone else’s. I have to capture their vision yet still put my stamp and twist on it to make it something no others have seen.
Going on a New Venture
In that being said I have amazingly found work! I am currently writing for two clients now so this has taken up most my time. So my writing and commenting here on Hub Pages may start to dwindle a bit, if it has not already. I still will try to keep up and read all my favorite Hubber’s, but it has been a bit hard to keep up as my work load is starting to pick up. The more I do the more they send me and with deadlines. I like deadlines so it only makes me better.
Secret Freelancing Tips You May Not Find Anywhere Else
I end this with the top five secret tips on freelancing that you may not of heard.
1. Make sure you are ready then just jump in
2. Know what kind of writer you are
3. Toss the humble modesty at the door. Just like any job you apply for you have to sell yourself and show why you are the best and should be picked for the position.
4. Believe in yourself and know what you want. As in my previous hub on freelancing some of the job requests the impossible. Do not be afraid to set your standards and regulations as a writer you will be surprised how respected it is and how compromises can happen.
5. Never stop learning.
Thanks to all, write on!