Interested in learning how to start a business?
Did you know you can start a blog and turn that into a business?
I’ve been blogging since 2014. I have two blogs – Elna Cain to help with freelance writers and Twins Mommy to help moms make money blogging. I get emails all the time asking for help on starting a blog for their freelance business or as a way to earn an income and grow their brand.
Can you recite the entire Declaration of Independence?
Does your ideal vacation include a trip to the Alamo and going to see all the best history museums?
Then put that history buff brain to good use and become a history writer.
Are you racking your brain trying to come up with writer ideas for your first sample piece?
In order to stand out from the crowd, you want to make sure you are creating writing samples based on interesting topics that appeal to freelance writing jobs you are pitching to.
Even if you’re not pitching, it’s important to have strong writing pieces for your portfolio – you never know when a freelance client may stop by your writer’s website and take a look at what you’ve got!
When you’re a freelance writer, especially one who is starting out, you are probably looking for the best writing strategy that will get you more business at higher rates.
I know I talk a lot about the importance of having a niche when it comes to marketing your writing services so that you can stick to one area of expertise and focus on it for the best results.
However, I want to talk about casting a wider net across a variety of topics and how it can benefit your freelance writing business.
Do you have a love for writing and have thought to yourself, “Hmm, what are some easy jobs that pay well?”
Since you enjoy writing, those easy jobs are writing jobs for you.
I’ll tell you that starting a writer’s website and building a portfolio are some important first steps but there’s a lot more involved when it comes to getting paid to write.
One thing I learned early in my freelance writing career is that, in order to gain experience and traction, I had to step out of my wheelhouse from time to time.
As a writer, I love writing blog content!
Especially for my sites where I can share information and stories to really connect with my audience.
The pinnacle of being a writer is seeing your name published in a magazine, right?
There are plenty of online magazine jobs just for you but it can be difficult to find good online writing jobs if you don’t know where to look.
I should know because when I first started out as a freelance writer, I had no idea where to find these online jobs and at the end I just found market places and content mills that paid very little.
I’ll admit, even as a freelance writer my writing isn’t great 100% of the time.
Between running a business, writing, and taking care of twins, I can’t spend a lot of time making sure my content is absolutely perfect.
But as a freelance writer, you don’t have to!
Recent research from Forbes and Upwork indicates that 1/3 of the workforce in the U.S. is now freelancing.
This research also shows that it’s entirely easy to land a job in a day when a skill is sought after or fast-growing. And, according to SEMrush, 81% of content writing jobs were outsourced in 2020, making writing a highly valuable job skill to have.
So, it’s no wonder that freelancing and the gig economy contributed to over $1.2 trillion dollars in 2020.
A recent study showed that up to 86% of freelancers work from home every week.
If this is you, are you doing everything you can to have a professional and more organized working environment?
No matter how long you have been freelance writing, there’s always room for improvement in your workflow and organization.
According to Inc., in April alone of this year, up to four million people quit their job for good.
The Great Resignation is upon us and people are realizing that freelancing, starting a side hustle or just working for themselves is the ultimate job to have.
Are you part of the “I Quit” crowd of four million and counting? Looking to start freelance writing perhaps? Well, it’s not as easy as looking at Upwork or Fiverr for writing jobs that can pay the bills.