Freelance Writing

One of the most profitable and lucrative ways to make money from home is by becoming a freelance writer. Freelance writers work for a variety of clients and content generation websites. They may write short stories, blog entries, press releases, research articles, how-to articles, and essays on virtually any topic. A full-time freelance writer can earn a very good living, comparable to many high-paying executive’s salaries in corporate management.

Getting started with freelance writing is generally very easy. Anyone with the drive, passion for writing and researching, and those with impeccable grammar skills can begin writing immediately. Most clients and websites do not require any formal specialised training or a college degree in order to begin writing. Most professional writing companies will require one or more writing samples, a resume’ outlining relevant experience, and links to published works online, if they should exist.

There are thousands of reputable private clients and online content generating sites that are looking for professional freelance writers. Many online job boards, distance education colleges, and sites that cater to work from home professionals offer information on companies that are hiring, what the requirements are as it pertains to the position, the type of writing style required, and the rate of pay. Freelance writing jobs can be competitive, so it is always best to apply early, take the time to fill out the online application thoroughly, and submit a well-written sample. It is important to check for typographical errors using a common spell-check program or word processing program. Some writing companies will reply within a few days; others take several weeks to several months to respond to job inquiries, depending upon the number of applicants and number of available positions within the company.

Apply to as many legitimate companies as possible. Successful full and part-time freelance writers do not rely solely upon one company to provide them with enough work to earn a good wage. The key to making great money as a freelance writer is to keep a large portfolio consisting of private companies, content generating sites, and revenue-sharing sites. Online writing companies and private clients do go through dry spells, at times; having a large “nest” of sites ensures that consistent work and projects will always be available.

Another important tip to remember, especially when first getting started with writing, is to never turn down low-paying or pro bono assignments. Many websites with high traffic and online magazine and trade publications may offer low-paying initial opportunities to assess a writer’s capabilities and writing style. If they like the writer, they will often hire them to be a featured contributor or topic specialist. These assignments are generally very high-paying and consistent. Taking advantage of every promising opportunity will result in gaining some very loyal and high-paying clients, in the end.

With patience, drive, motivation, and a passion for creative writing and research, anyone can have a successful professional career from home as a freelance writer. Imagine being able to make good money from home without having to deal with the hassles associated with a daily commute to and from the office; begin a career as a freelance writer and start making money today.

Freelance Writing Articles:

Why All Freelance Writers Must Own A Shredder

by WorkFromHomeJobs on February 27th, 2012

No one wants to think about things like stolen trade secrets or identity theft. No one wants to think that someone could ruffle through their rubbish and pull out your discarded writings and use it for crime. Most freelance writers do not even think that their rough-drafts are worth the paper they scribbled their notes […]

Freelance Technical Writing Niche Markets Often Overlooked

by WorkFromHomeJobs on February 21st, 2012

When you are a work from home freelance writer you often bid on a variety of projects to gain experience and to pay the bills. One day you are completing a technical writing job, and the next day you begin writing marketing articles on a product you have never heard of until that day. Eventually […]

The 10 Most Common Reasons That A Freelance Writing Career Falters

by WorkFromHomeJobs on January 27th, 2012

Working as a freelance writer has many benefits and advantages. You have the ability to work at a profession that you love from the comfort of your home. You can use your talent to make a good living for yourself and your family. However, there are some choices that you can make that will actually […]

Keep Your Freelance Writing Income Steady By Managing Your Schedule

by WorkFromHomeJobs on December 13th, 2011

Working as a freelance writer can be a terrific way to make money online. Choosing which articles to write based on which topics interest you and which projects are the most conducive to your schedule and your family’s needs are just two of the many benefits that freelance writing offers qualified professionals. With the freedom […]

Part Time Freelance Writing Opportunities

by WorkFromHomeJobs on November 28th, 2011

Freelance writing has become a very popular form of home based employment. Writers of all skill levels and styles are able to find opportunities for work on the Internet. Seasoned writers often transfer into the freelance writing industry with ease. They already have established contacts, they have a large portfolio of work they can use […]

Can Anyone Earn Money Online as a Freelance Writer?

by WorkFromHomeJobs on November 19th, 2011

Freelance writing has become a popular form of earning money for many in recent years. Once reserved for qualified professionals with extensive backgrounds, online freelance writing projects, jobs, assignments, and gigs have now become accessible for anyone with a desire and passion for creative writing. Although work experience, a degree in journalism or English, and […]

Do You Have What It Takes To Become A Freelance Writer?

by WorkFromHomeJobs on November 11th, 2011

Working as a freelance writer is a position that many people desire. The thought of working from home, making your own hours, and getting paid to do something that you love, almost sounds like a dream. Many people want this type of position, but they are not sure if they can actually work in the […]

How to Work from Home as a Freelance Writer

by WorkFromHomeJobs on October 31st, 2011

One of the most advantageous, exciting, and rewarding work from home jobs is freelance writer. A well-established freelance writer with a semi-large portfolio of consistent clients can easily earn enough money to support a large household by working only part-time. Freelance writing is, by far, one of the most lucrative work from home jobs anyone […]

Five Mistakes New Freelancers Commonly Make

by WorkFromHomeJobs on October 19th, 2011

Whether you’re writing articles about hair replacement or transcribing medical notes, moving from the everyday work world to freelancing is a huge adjustment. As a freelancer, you are in complete control of which companies you work for, your schedule, and the amount of work you want to take on. As if this isn’t time-consuming enough, […]

Tips for Keeping Your Clients as a Freelance Writer

by WorkFromHomeJobs on October 10th, 2011

If you are new to working from home a freelance writer, building a client list is paramount. Known in the business as ‘direct’ or ‘private’ clients, these are the people who order work from you on a consistent basis. Many of the major content mills online allow clients to send work directly to you, and […]