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How To Become a Freelance Writer By Harneet Kour

 How To Become  a Freelance Writer

#By Harneet Kour

Congratulations! You decided to become a freelance content creator. Sounds fancy? I want to ask you, did you do your homework before you started? The life of a freelancer is not as easy as it may be depicted in the media. Some complexities and struggles confront us daily. You'd better do the research well ahead to get a good idea of what you're up against.

Here are some key points you must understand about being a freelance writer.

  • What does a Freelance writer do?

A freelance content creator creates unique and creative content for various customers and publications. It can be blogs, articles, reviews, scripts, technical content, advertising and more. You can choose whichever industry you want.

As a freelancer, you have the privilege of working remotely. In addition, you have the choice to work on your own or as a team. You can follow the evolution of your clientele and your team by phone, email or video conference.

  • How To Become a Freelance Content Writer?

Here are a few steps to guide you in becoming a freelancer.


The first stage is the introspection and analysis of your competencies. Get as much information as possible about the industry. Research for what the market requires and know what you have to offer.

Read about how great freelancers succeeded. How were they able to keep the projects going, and how did they strategically set the rates? Research how they managed to build and maintain a reputation in the market.

Apart from all this, browse for opportunities for freelance writing jobs online. It helps you understand what types of jobs are available and what writing services are required. In addition, this will give you an idea of the skills necessary and ongoing pricing. All this information will help you build a strong CV and will not let you bid on a false quotation.

Development of skills such as time management and financial management.

As with all other jobs/businesses, freelance work requires appropriate discipline. You need to set specific hours of writing. You must understand the importance of delivering on time. Learn how to manage and monitor your content-ongoing, submitted and pending projects. Besides content, manage the time to stay up to date with your job requests, customer follow-ups and responses. Get in the habit of recording subjects that may be a possible subject of your subsequent writing. This eliminates the need to run out of writing ideas.

There is nothing better than seeking financial advice from professionals themself. Check with an accountant to clear your queries and get sorted with financial details. Open a separate bank account for your business. This will eliminate any confusion concerning money. Ensure you ask your accountant about the taxation and registration procedures. Remember to pay your taxes earlier than the due date.

Maintain a worksheet to record your invoices submitted, received and outstanding. Invest in genuinely worthwhile Applications. These applications are generally costly, and you don't have to invest in them. Select the one that works best for you.

Understanding of Current Writing Conventions.

The rules an author uses to keep writing clear and meaningful are called writing conventions. There are four conventions about writing. These are:

  • Grammar

  • Spellings

  • Punctuation

  • Capitalisation

Every genre has its own rules. It is highly recommended that as a writer, you should keep abreast of these writing conventions. It will help you understand and be knowledgeable about the current standard for writing.

Create your Portfolio.

To be hired, you have to have a writing portfolio. This is a collection of your most significant writings. It presents the niches you know, the subjects you have written about, and your skills and competencies.

This is the most effective marketing tool for your brand. A portfolio allows the client to view your accomplishments without you boasting about them. This will capture the client's attention and give them a reason to hire you.

Pick your Niche.

There are so many things on which to write. Pick your niche. Write about something that interests you and makes you enthusiastic. It will help you save a lot of time researching and preparing.

Choose from a variety of niches that are currently at the forefront of the market. Some are mentioned below:








-Fiction and Non-fiction.

-Travel and tourism.

Start your Blog/website.

An easy way to commercialise your writing is to create a website or blog.  It will assist in strengthening your online presence. You can write and receive opinions and comments, which helps you to understand which improvisations you need.

Search for Online Jobs.

When all is done, the most challenging part follows. Finding a client is the most difficult part of being a freelance content writer. Get ready for lots of research, awareness raising, pitching and rejection too!

Recognise your ideal client. Pitch them through emails that are short and clear. Join links to your best work ( a little,1-2 will do the work).

Well done if you're hired. If you do not, accept rejection gracefully. Don't get disappointed in yourself and quit. Seek feedback on what you lack. Now, try improving your skills. Maintain patience and resiliency. Work hard, research, and continue with your writing. 

Believe in Yourself!

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Harneet Kour


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