Are you ready to begin your Freelance Writing career, but don’t know where to start? You are in the right place and boy do I have some information for you…
First of all, GOOD FOR YOU! It can be a very lucrative career choice, and if you love to write, then go for it! It wasn’t until recently that I decided to jump-start my Freelance career and take it to the next level. The last few years, I have written for various publications sporadically. Never did I think I would make it a full-time career. It wasn’t because I didn’t want to. It was because I was afraid to, and I didn’t know where to start.
I’m sure I am not the only person out there with these concerns. The internet world can be very daunting, and getting a Freelance writing job is quite different from the traditional interview leading to a job offer. I can honestly say that I have been very lucky since all the work I’ve done so far has been offered to me. Since writing is what makes me happy, I decided to start pursuing it more.
Less than a week ago, I did a few things to help move forward with my career goals…
First, I spent a little time looking through job boards, like the one on ProBlogger.com. Reading the job postings was a great start for me. I got an idea of what different companies were looking for from writers. Through that, I began putting together a better writing resume, and highlighting my work that pertained to what brands expected. Next, I started to apply. I applied to a few jobs I thought would be a good fit. I already got accepted for one.
After submitting my resume, I started to build a few quick on-line profiles that I could send to different job postings. I always thought that I needed a descriptive writing resume to get a great job, but really, every company is different. Some want a quick profile with writing samples. Others want you to go on their site, complete a few questions, or even a writing sample on a topic of their choice.
One of the greatest things I found were Freelance writing sites like oDesk.com and greatcontent.com. Both websites make you fill out an application. Once you complete it, they look over your information and either accept you, or not. If accepted, many more doors could be opened for you pretty fast. Both sites have a ton of listings daily for jobs available for all sorts of Freelance work. Once you complete your profile, you can start applying to the jobs, and even choosing your own rates!
These paths are new to me, but I can’t wait to keep you up to date on my progress. So far, I am amazed with the results. I plan on posting more about different sites and other tools for writers. In the meantime, if you have any questions for me, feel free to leave me a comment below and I will answer them quickly!