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4 Crucial Factors To Freelance Writing Success

Updated on June 3, 2013

Can you make money on-line as a freelance writer? The answer is definitely YES. You can make money as free lance writer if you have the desire and talent. Any one can be a free lance writer but if you want to earn money from your free lance work, certain characters and tools are necessary.

You can sign up with hub pages now and earn straight away. That being said, I know of many wonderful sites that share information on how to become successful writers on-line. I have listed for you few I think are worth visiting. Check them out for your own benefit.

Some of these sites or articles tell you exactly how much you can make if you read the articles or even sign up for the site.

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Writing bear. | Source

Writing skills

Many sites boast about that you don't really require sound writing skills to have a successful career on-line. Let me honestly tell you that most of these are blatant garbage. Their is no such thing as free lunch on earth as there is no such thing as ill-informed writer making millions as a free-lance writer. Those that claim to be knowingly do to lure you into puling out your credit card and buying one of their systems that most of the time don't work at all.

If you can't produce high quality articles, I have to tell you point blank that you stand very little chance of being successful as a free lance writer.

That sounds very negative uh! Not to worry. But if you are serious enough, you can learn and improve your writing skills and I see no reason you should fail because if you are determined enough, you efforts will be rewarded naturally. Many have failed in their first attempt bur their mistakes have been their best teachers.

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Internet connection

This is a must thing ting to have if are thinking of becoming a freelance writer. Mention of the phrase freelance writer brings into mind two things; computer and internet connection.

Freelance writing activities are conducted on-line and requires efficient operating computers and high speed internet connectivity.

People = traffic

I am careful here not to start the discussion with the tern traffic although many would want to do so. It is people that we refer to as traffic. When we say traffic, we refer to how many people visit your sites and read your articles. How many come to your site and live within a given time is refereed to as your traffic.

At this stage, it sort of becomes a bit more technical. You seriously need more commitment to learning some tricks of marketing your articles. Believe me, you have an assignment to do if you wish to become a successful freelance writer. That being said, you have to be have knowledge in generating more traffic to your site. There are many ways you can do that.

Here I list few methods

1. Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

2. Submitting your article URL to search engines like Google, Yahoo or Bing

3. Promote your articles in social sites like Facebook, Twitter, Digg, Reddit, Stumble upon and many others

4. Email links

5. Word of mouth

Loss determination and perseverance and you are 6 feet underground
Loss determination and perseverance and you are 6 feet underground | Source

Determination and perseverance

Of all things discussed, if you lack these two key elements of success, you will never make it. I will say you have dugg your own grave yard to bury yourself.

Even though we can say internet has brought many lucrative on-line business opportunities, those opportunites don't come easy. You have to work hard to be successful. For instance, you say you will publish 6 high quality articles in 6 days, by all means do it. If it requires you to invest bit of time to learn SEO, do it. This is commitment.

Most importantly, success won't come overnight. Maybe it happens for some but not all of us. You don't publish 6 high articles, grab your rocking chair and wait to earn. No way! You have to keep writing and be committed to writing more high quality articles.

Changes are that 1 or 2 of the 7 billion people living on earth will find your articles useful. If you are committed enough in marketing your articles, you will surely make money.

Some tips on how to get more traffic to your site

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      Ian D Hetri 5 years ago from Papua New Guinea

      M.H. I really appreciate your time..From face across to HP..woh..Im honnored..

      Top day


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      M.H. Vaitai 5 years ago

      It certainly caught my eyes reading all the way thru..very interestin and challenging especially for those who are lookin for ways to earn extra income.

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      Ian D Hetri 6 years ago from Papua New Guinea


      Thanks so much for making time to comment.

      Happy hubbing.

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      mljdgulley354 6 years ago

      Great information and very encouraging. Thank you for sharing it.

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      Ian D Hetri 6 years ago from Papua New Guinea

      Hi Rastamermaid,

      Thanks for visiting my hub and commenting. Appreciate your comment and vote much.

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      Rastamermaid 6 years ago from Universe

      Great content,voted up and useful!

      Thanx for sharing!

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      Ian D Hetri 6 years ago from Papua New Guinea


      Thanks so much BSB for commenting. Have a top time hubbing. Your friend always.


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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 6 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      Such a useful hub, and yet easy to understand. Thank you.

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      Ian D Hetri 6 years ago from Papua New Guinea

      @cclitgirl...Glad your found the hub encouraging and thanks for commenting and voting.

      @Eddy..Hi hi my dear friend. Thanks for the continuous support. Sharing your hub to.

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      larcaustin46 6 years ago from Austin, TX

      Excellent hub--I'm inspired! Voted up and useful--thanks for sharing!

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      Eiddwen 6 years ago from Wales

      A very well presented and useful huh.

      An up up and away here.

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      Cynthia Calhoun 6 years ago from Western NC

      A very encouraging hub indeed! Voted up and SHARING.