How does having a flexible schedule, being your own boss, and making as much money as you want sound? According to Suite101.com’s, “The Pros and Cons of Being a Freelance Writer,” these are some of the advantages of being a freelance writer.
A freelance writer is someone who sells services to different employers without a long-term contract. An increasing number of writers today are freelance. Although, before making the decision to become a freelance writer, there are things you must know and understand about the profession and about yourself. After researching some helpful hint sites, these are some basic ideas to approaching freelance writing.
Answer important questions. Understand why you want to be a freelance writer and what kind of writing you want to do.
Research. Know the field and market of freelance. Knowing the market will also help you learn about rates, marketing, and the business of writing.
Get a website. Today the number one way to market yourself is if you have some of your writing online.
Be up-to-date. Take a writing course or workshop to stay current with your grammar and writing styles.
Learn how to write an excellent query letter. This letter will briefly tell an editor the idea that you are proposing and will also list your qualifications.
These are a few tips to becoming a successful freelance writer. Freelance writing can be one of the most rewarding jobs and successful careers if you approach it with knowledge and understanding. Realizing the risk and knowing what you are getting into is important otherwise you may find yourself lost within the world of journalism and the sea of freelancers. Do you think you have what it takes to freelance?