Question:

How do freelance writers get work?

15 October, 2021 Juan Drews 6

Answers (6):

  • AUTHOR: RANDY SERNA
    18 October, 2021

    People often ask us, "How do I start working as a freelance writer?" and we always ask them to share with us what about their writing skills that they want to show off. It's always best to be specific - that way you'll feel more prepared for the interview when you're asked something like, "Can you tell me what you are skilled at? What are your specialties?". Instead of saying general things like your interest in particular topics or research skills which takes time without mentioning any specifics. For example, say what publication or company would hire you because it sounds relevant . When applying for jobs, write an email telling them why they should invest in YOU instead of someone else who has similar qualifications.

  • AUTHOR: ALEJANDRO BADON
    18 October, 2021

    Writing jobs are not the same as "regular" jobs. Usually, people will submit writing samples (or pitches) to publications or companies who may like what they see and decide to hire them for whatever project they needed help with. There are some websites available at your fingertips, like Elance-oDesk, which make it easier for freelance writers to get assignments without too much hassle of searching between many different sites every time you need something urgently typed up.

  • AUTHOR: RALEIGH MONGOLD
    18 October, 2021

    Answer: It's difficult to provide a surprisingly short answer for this question, but in general it can be understood by looking at the causes of unemployment. Specifically, the powerlessness that is inherent in being unemployed because of one's socioeconomic status, which includes freelance writers.

    The root cause of unemployment is rooted in capitalist society where jobs are unstable and intermittent until conditions demand more labor. This powerlessness breeds desperate behavior due to an absence of income--so people will engage in illegal activities to survive when there are other options available but are not pursued. This desperation also results from feeling hopeless about one's own future or that their children will have worse prospects than they did—to say nothing of suicidal thoughts, depression and "the psychological pain that represents."

  • AUTHOR: JOSHUA GRISBY
    18 October, 2021

    Answer: This is a relatively common question, and many people try to answer it. One way to get work as a freelance writer is by starting your own blog about an interesting topic (assuming you can produce quality content). The more readers you garner for your blog eventually leads to other writers hiring you for their own projects.

    Another option freelance writers take, which I recommend against doing myself but I've seen others do it successfully, is pitch pitching speculative (unsolicited) proposals/content ideas to editors who may or may not be receptive to them out of the blue or unsolicited. Here's an example: "I want to pen ____ article on _____ because I know this topic deeply." That said, unless you're extremely talented and

  • AUTHOR: PETER MAYORAL
    18 October, 2021

    One of the best ways for freelance writers to get work is preferring online jobs, because it's much easier and more convenient than placing ads in print. Many people find working from home to be a great way to take care of personal matters while still earning an income. Flexible hours and good pay are just some of the perks that come along with this work style. Checking individual job descriptions, stating your qualifications and creating a portfolio specifically for freelancing can help you in finding your next contract.

  • AUTHOR: ROBERT REDNER
    18 October, 2021

    It's hard to say for sure, but I can speak from personal experience that if you take the initiative and start looking out for opportunities, they'll find you. The process of learning about these opportunities has an educational aspect to it which can be valuable in itself (even if you don't end up taking advantage of them). For example, there are many listservs or RSS feeds designed specifically for freelance writers. If you join one of these blogs/listservs/RSS feeds, there should be postings about available writing jobs on a regular basis (if not daily).