How Can You Become A Freelance Writer

Learn you can you become a freelance writer! Think you need a degree to be a writer? Think again. Today, anyone can be a great writer, and get paid for it!

The old days of experienced writers getting all of the gigs are long-gone. Today, anyone can be a writer and make money from writing. You just have to know where to start. And you have to enjoy writing, too.

The most important thing to remember is that you're not going to sell a bestseller right off the bat. Building up a name, more skills, and gigs takes time, but it is possible.

The most important piece of information one can know when making the decision to enter this field is that you don't get paid to write. You get paid by selling what you write. Big difference.



Deciding to take the plunge into this field is rather easy. Freelance writing has a degree of freedom about it that is wondrous. You can make your own hours, writing as much or as little as you want. Depending on how far you want to take it, of course.

Some may want to do some random pieces, while others choose to immerse themselves into freelancing. The path you take is up to you, but a few tips can be helpful.

If you are going to write occasionally, you have to go to the right place. Many web pages offer one-time submissions, while others offer more permanent positions. The best way to see what is out there is to start searching. Expect to spend some time learning about the field. The Internet is a great place to start by using search engines. Word combinations such as "writer," "freelance writer," "content needed" and "writers wanted" often work well.

Once you find sites or places that will accept your work, electronically or by snail mail, you must read the "writing guidelines." These are imperative for you to be aware of. If you are not, you're spending your time writing and you won't be able to attempt to match up to the company's standards. Word to the wise-- read the guides!

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