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What to consider when you want to start your own Freelance business.

Updated on December 27, 2011

Starting a freelance business can be overwhelming, if not scary. There are many things to consider when you want to start your own freelance business. For one, writers can expect to write for long periods of time, and also possibly hit a few road blocks at the same time. Writers in the making have to worry about how to start their freelance business, and how to get it off the ground in order to make any real money.

At first, starting a freelance business can seem scary. Writers have to make their blogs or websites, not to mention keep up with them every single day, and after learn the tricks, and trades of marketing to make any money from freelancing.

There are several ways that freelancers can start working on their own. They can start with the easiest, and most convenient ways which is: writing for content mills, writing for their own blogs, and signing up for Adsense. They can also choose to visit bidding sites, and post their content online and sell their articles for money. This can be tough, since writers have to be patient, and learn to really work for their money.

All of this can be overwhelming, and at times frustrating, especially for new writers. But there are ways to beat the "writing blues", and actually get your business off of the ground within the first couple of months!

When considering starting your own freelance career, you have to know what you want to do. This can possibly be the hardest part when starting your freelance business, but there is a reason for it.

There are many types of jobs out there that writers can take advantage of. The trick is to not limit yourself to one type of business, but browse around, and look for the hottest jobs that there are. The great thing about being a writer is that you don't have to do the same kind of jobs everyday. You can play around with different fields, and see what you are good at, or what you love to do.

3 ways to start your freelance career.

Starting your own freelance career does not have to be difficult, or a headache. It can be fun, or a breeze in some cases. Many writers choose to start their own blogs, or write on other blog types of content mills, then start marketing their services there.

1. Start your own blog, and learn all about marketing. This can take a while, but the majority of freelance writers make their living this way, so it is worth the time, and energy.

2. Join and write for Content mills. Content mills are not many writers favorite topics to write about, but in reality, there is a reason why they are still available for writers. Not only can writers make money writing for them, but it is a great way to start learning how to market your services or simply bring attention to your blog! You can start writing in places such as Triond, here at Hubpages! Helium and so on..

3. The last part is the easiest for writers. Don't forget to write! You became a writer for a reason, because you love to write all the time. So write, keep on writing, and even when you get tired, write some more! You may thing that reaching your goal of having a certain amount of blog posts or blogs up is a long term goal, but if you love to write, then do it!

Do not get discouraged is you don't land a job as soon as a week or two. It happens! Some of the most successful writers have had their bumps in the writing business, but this didn't stop them, if anything it encouraged them to have people want to get to know them!


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    • MelChi profile image

      Melanie Chisnall 

      6 years ago from Cape Town, South Africa

      Your hubs are so inspirational and positive - I love reading them!

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      Justin W Price 

      6 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      Jessi, fortunately, I don't have kids. My biggest struggle is time management

    • Jessi10 profile imageAUTHOR

      Jessica Rangel 

      6 years ago from Lancaster, CA

      Hi!

      Well, I hope you find the balance that you need to continue on with your freelance career. I know I had a rough time when I started out. Not only was I trying to juggle school AND freelance writing, but i was a new mom. SO, it was a struggle.

      I hope you keep on working!

      Keep a look out for my future Hubs!

    • PDXKaraokeGuy profile image

      Justin W Price 

      6 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      Thanks, Jessi. Between school and still learning how to manage my blog, I haven't had the time to really make a professional website with my own domain. I've recently looked at other bidding sites like e lance and Thumbtack, but, again, haven't had a lot of time to really explore these options. Need to budget it in, I suppose...

    • Jessi10 profile imageAUTHOR

      Jessica Rangel 

      6 years ago from Lancaster, CA

      Thanks!

      Emma: You're right! People are making a great living off of Hubpages. I have no doubt that with time, and of course more knowledge you will too soon!

      Thesingernurse: Thank you! I will be writing more hubs about freelancing, how to be successful at this business, and how any one can earn the money that they want here! Thank you for reading!

    • Jessi10 profile imageAUTHOR

      Jessica Rangel 

      6 years ago from Lancaster, CA

      Thanks!

      Emma: You're right! People are making a great living off of Hubpages. I have no doubt that with time, and of course more knowledge you will too soon!

      Thesingernurse: Thank you! I will be writing more hubs about freelancing, how to be successful at this business, and how any one can earn the money that they want here! Thank you for reading!

    • Jessi10 profile imageAUTHOR

      Jessica Rangel 

      6 years ago from Lancaster, CA

      Thanks!

      Emma: You're right! People are making a great living off of Hubpages. I have no doubt that with time, and of course more knowledge you will too soon!

      Thesingernurse: Thank you! I will be writing more hubs about freelancing, how to be successful at this business, and how any one can earn the money that they want here! Thank you for reading!

    • Jessi10 profile imageAUTHOR

      Jessica Rangel 

      6 years ago from Lancaster, CA

      Thanks!

      Emma: You're right! People are making a great living off of Hubpages. I have no doubt that with time, and of course more knowledge you will too soon!

      Thesingernurse: Thank you! I will be writing more hubs about freelancing, how to be successful at this business, and how any one can earn the money that they want here! Thank you for reading!

    • Jessi10 profile imageAUTHOR

      Jessica Rangel 

      6 years ago from Lancaster, CA

      Thanks!

      Emma: You're right! People are making a great living off of Hubpages. I have no doubt that with time, and of course more knowledge you will too soon!

      Thesingernurse: Thank you! I will be writing more hubs about freelancing, how to be successful at this business, and how any one can earn the money that they want here! Thank you for reading!

    • Jessi10 profile imageAUTHOR

      Jessica Rangel 

      6 years ago from Lancaster, CA

      Thanks!

      Emma: You're right! People are making a great living off of Hubpages. I have no doubt that with time, and of course more knowledge you will too soon!

      Thesingernurse: Thank you! I will be writing more hubs about freelancing, how to be successful at this business, and how any one can earn the money that they want here! Thank you for reading!

    • Jessi10 profile imageAUTHOR

      Jessica Rangel 

      6 years ago from Lancaster, CA

      Thanks!

      Emma: You're right! People are making a great living off of Hubpages. I have no doubt that with time, and of course more knowledge you will too soon!

      Thesingernurse: Thank you! I will be writing more hubs about freelancing, how to be successful at this business, and how any one can earn the money that they want here! Thank you for reading!

    • Jessi10 profile imageAUTHOR

      Jessica Rangel 

      6 years ago from Lancaster, CA

      Thanks!

      Emma: You're right! People are making a great living off of Hubpages. I have no doubt that with time, and of course more knowledge you will too soon!

      Thesingernurse: Thank you! I will be writing more hubs about freelancing, how to be successful at this business, and how any one can earn the money that they want here! Thank you for reading!

    • Jessi10 profile imageAUTHOR

      Jessica Rangel 

      6 years ago from Lancaster, CA

      Thanks!

      Emma: You're right! People are making a great living off of Hubpages. I have no doubt that with time, and of course more knowledge you will too soon!

      Thesingernurse: Thank you! I will be writing more hubs about freelancing, how to be successful at this business, and how any one can earn the money that they want here! Thank you for reading!

    • Jessi10 profile imageAUTHOR

      Jessica Rangel 

      6 years ago from Lancaster, CA

      Thanks!

      Emma: You're right! People are making a great living off of Hubpages. I have no doubt that with time, and of course more knowledge you will too soon!

      Thesingernurse: Thank you! I will be writing more hubs about freelancing, how to be successful at this business, and how any one can earn the money that they want here! Thank you for reading!

    • Jessi10 profile imageAUTHOR

      Jessica Rangel 

      6 years ago from Lancaster, CA

      Thanks!

      Emma: You're right! People are making a great living off of Hubpages. I have no doubt that with time, and of course more knowledge you will too soon!

      Thesingernurse: Thank you! I will be writing more hubs about freelancing, how to be successful at this business, and how any one can earn the money that they want here! Thank you for reading!

    • thesingernurse profile image

      Tina Siuagan 

      6 years ago from Rizal, Philippines

      You are right, being a freelance writer is not as easy as one...two...and three... but we can always do something about it in order to succeed. The key is patience, dedication, and perseverance. More hubs! More... :)

    • Emma Harvey profile image

      Emma Kisby 

      6 years ago from Berkshire, UK

      Thanks for this hub. I have been writing online for about a year, just building up a portfolio, practicing and doing it for fun as well.

      I have learned a lot in that time about the timescale of establishing yourself, getting traffic to your websites and the effort that goes into making money through affiliates. Some people do appear to be doing very well with Hubpages. I think it can be possible to earn a nice amount if you are doing all the right things to get traffic. I have to say though - I'm not quite there yet!

    • Jessi10 profile imageAUTHOR

      Jessica Rangel 

      6 years ago from Lancaster, CA

      Thank you both for your comments!

      Lisa: Yes, I completely agree with your comment. There are so many articles out there that explain how to start a career in the freelance world, but they dont really explain what it takes to be a successful writer.

      It takes time, but it is worth it. Hubpages is a great place to start making money. Its not like any other content mill I've found, which is why I'm sticking to it! Good luck growing your business!

    • LisaKoski profile image

      Lisa 

      6 years ago from WA

      Thank you for writing something so motivating for those of us who are just getting into the freelance writing arena. I've read so many hubs about how to be a successful writer that leave me feeling overwhelmed afterwards but this is the first one that didn't.

      I still feel like I don't know where I'm going but hubpages seems like a good start. I love writing and I'm sure I'm on the right track as soon as I can figure out exactly what to do. I saw that you write a lot of hubs related to this one and I look forward to reading and learning from you.

    • AliceFSpencer profile image

      AliceFSpencer 

      6 years ago from Texas

      Perfect, truthful,and motivating I love writing, but when you put it all out on the table it's a lot of work a commitment !!

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