By Charles Silberman
Finding work as a freelance writer does not have to be hard. There are a ton of needs, and not always enough high quality writers to fill them. Jump online and search for what you want to write about and test the waters. Writing as a freelancer is about trying and failing until you succeed. Here are several opportunities for writers:
Blog posts are great because everyone seems to have a blog these days, but most people don’t have enough time to keep their posts updated regularly. Getting started writing blog posts can be really easy, especially if you start by creating your own blog or join a freelancing site like Fiverr.com where potential clients can seek out your writing services. It may take some time to find people who are willing to give you a chance, but once you build a portfolio and gain some positive reviews, it becomes much easier to find clients to write blogs for.
Reviews are important in determining how people decide what to purchase and who to purchase from, and so many individuals and businesses trying to sell online seek to build positive ratings. This means they need reviews to get traction in their sales, and they will often provide a product for free in exchange for an honest good review. There are groups online specifically established for this cause. Search for protect testers on Facebook to find a group.
If you’ve ever searched for something online, you know that there are tons of websites. One major way websites get ranked is through the type of content they produce, especially in terms of search engine optimization (SEO). Thus, small and large business need website content that will engage readers and help translate to sales. You can start your journey through an online freelance platform such as Up Work. Build your portfolio, and before you know it, you will be reading websites you searched for with your work on it.
There are many individuals who need their writing to be improved so it is easily read and has a clear message, such as employees of large companies and students working on papers. If you have training in editing or a degree in English, you may be able to work as an editor. There are numerous editors out there, from professionals to good, experienced writers. You can try to hook up with one of them or start with an online freelancing platform or a professionally affiliated editor platform.
Do you love something? I love teaching, so I write a lot about that. I write some articles for free, but my writing is mainly associated with a course I teach or a project that will bring monetary gains. Find some publications related to what you love to do and offer them some free writing to build your reputation and then hope that some will start to pay you after a few solid articles or even from day one.
Other Ideas to Start Writing:
- Product Descriptions
- App Descriptions
- Health and Fitness
Guest Name: Charles Silberman
Guest Title: Freelance Writer and Course Creator
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