Over 59% of companies in the United States have an elastic workforce to a large degree, whether that is remote workers or freelancers. These statistics bode well for content writers interested in beginning freelance or remote work. As the popularity of freelance work increases, you may be wondering how to succeed as a freelance writer. In this article, we review essential tips to succeed as a freelance writer.
Many freelance writers aren’t a fan of writing on spec. That is, to create an assigned article for a potential freelance writing client or publication without the promise of acceptance. This usually happens when a publication doesn’t want to commit to a new writer without giving him or her an audition first.
This is an old discussion/debate, but I’m curious what you folks use — email or e-mail?
As many of you probably know, sometime in 2011 (if I am not mistaken), AP changed their “rule” from e-mail to email.
Q: Others use one word for internet-related terms. How about AP?
A: AP style is email (changed from e-mail), but other e- words are hyphenated: e-commerce and e-book. Our amended style is website (one word, lowercase w), along with other compounds: webcam, webcast, webmaster.
What do you use? Why?
On another note…is it just me or is using “per” in this context a tad annoying?
All that aside, let’s do what we’re here for — look at writing jobs.
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FWJ folks come from all sorts of backgrounds and have different needs. One thing we know that we all have in common — we want to get paid to write. Am I right?
Clients who don’t pay are nothing new. Even without a crisis, we have encountered at least one client who knows all the delaying tactics in the world when it comes to paying for work we’ve done. And then there are those who don’t pay up at all.
In this time of crisis, the problem is even more pronounced. Clients are likely facing financial issues themselves, and while we sympathize – we are truly in the same boat – we also need to keep food on the table.
So what do you do if clients are not paying you right now? [Read more…]
Though there are multiple benefits to freelancing, there are definitely downsides as well. Being your own boss means that you also have to be your own motivator. There’s nobody to hold your hand and badger you to meet deadlines. Some days, you may struggle to get anything done at all. If you want to find success as a freelancer, it’s critical you find your rhythm and know how to motivate yourself. And there’s no better time to figure out how to do this than at the beginning of a new year! Let’s dive into how you can up your motivation in 2022.
Freelance writing is a competitive field to be in, especially when you are just starting out. There are a lot of newbie writers wanting to land a writing gig in the industry. If you want to stand out, there are a couple of things you can do to make it to the top and eventually help you make this a stable job for you. The tips that we are giving allow you to have different unique approaches in landing that writing gig you want. [Read more…]