When I scroll through Facebook and Instagram, I often see ads from people who are freelance writers, promoting the “working from anywhere” lifestyle.
The ad copy typically goes something like this — “Would you like to be able to work on your own schedule, from anywhere in the world? That’s what I did.”
Like anyone, I always think, “Well, duh!”
And I’m not alone. According to Upwork’s 2018 Freelancing in America report, the number of American freelancers has increased by 3.7 million since 2014.
In fact, 59% of U.S. companies now use a flexible workforce to some degree, whether that’s freelancers or remote workers.
These stats bode well for writers who are interested in starting remote or freelance work. So, as freelance work becomes increasingly popular, you might be wondering how to become a successful freelance writer.
Below, we’ll review freelance writing tips and how to get started as a beginner.
- Choose a niche.
- Communicate with your clients.
- Network with other writers.
- Be active online.
- Write well-crafted pitches.
- Study negotiation and acquire a contract for every job.
- Learn how to edit.
- Master time management and organization skills.
- Gather testimonials.
- Enhance your complementary skills.
- Collect results.
- Consider your workspace.
- Create a brand.
- Generate ideas.
- Ask questions.