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How to Show You're a Freelance Writer (When You Have No Experience)

Start a Blog. This is the simplest way to get your writing online and one that can help you land freelance writing work. ... Start Guest Posting. Guest posting is when your content is on someone else's website. ...

Two pillars that Lay the Foundation of Your Success Pillar 1: Commit and create your freelance business plan:

If your goal is to succeed as a freelancer then you need to start by committing 100%.

You can’t stay held back forever, and trust me when I say there will never be a perfect time to start!

It’s cliche I know, but it’s very true. It’s going to take a lot of time, so the sooner you can get started, the sooner you’ll get established and on the road to success. Understand now that you’re going to struggle at first, that’s inevitable, but you have to start somewhere.

Pillar 2. Build your brand

Before you create your website or any business materials, you need to first develop some sort of brand for yourself. Rather than spending days or weeks developing the “perfect brand” – start simple. For your logo you can design a simple monogram with your initials, or if you lack the design skills, find an appealing font that fits the look you’d like to portray (preferably a Google web-font so you can use it online) and apply that to your name.

Then develop a color scheme that you can apply to everything (logo, marketing materials, link colors, etc.)

How to Find a Niche that Works for You

Step 1: Identify your area of expertise. ...

Step 2: Identify what you're passionate about. ...

Step 3: Identify opportunities or gaps in the market. ...

Step 4: Identify the crossover of these areas. ...

Step 5: What's next? ...

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MegL wrote on March 17, 2019, 7:43 AM

Good list of ways to start becoming a freelance writer.

lookatdesktop wrote on March 17, 2019, 9:46 PM

Sometimes, just getting started is the difficult task. Good tips to think about.

Last Edited: March 17, 2019, 9:47 PM

luisga814 wrote on October 30, 2019, 1:12 AM

Yes, I am a freelance writer. But, I do not know, if I consider myself a freelance because the only blog that I am maintaining right now is PersonaPaper.