As a newer freelance writer, you might be struggling to make that $1,000 fast.
I am not going to tell you how you need to start selling your stuff off, take on another side gig driving for Uber or Postmates, become an AirBnB host, or even that you should start taking online surveys.
Want to know the one struggle most new freelance writers face?
It’s deciding on a writing niche.
They have no idea how to choose a freelance writing niche. So what happens?
As a freelance writer, have you ever thought about writing press releases?
Probably not, since the term “freelance writing” typically conjures up the idea of writing blog posts and copy content.
But, honestly, the world of freelance writing includes any written content that a client may be seeking.
Are you interested in working from home (because of the pandemic or losing your job…to the pandemic) and becoming a freelance writer?
I hope so because you’re on the right blog! I help people like you who love to write, find some amazing freelance writing jobs so you can stay home for good. I’ve been doing this for six years now, am getting ready to move (before the second lockdown, hopefully), and my writing income is helping me and my husband stay home too!
You’ve dreamed all your life you want to be a writer.
From those poems you wrote in high school to that unfinished book you’ve been writing, this journey lead you to freelance writing. This is a great way to flex those writing skills and create a business around it!
But, then comes the doubt and fear.
If you know anything about freelance writing, then you know that cold pitching is one of the most effective ways to gain clients and writing jobs.
Yet many freelance writers are hesitant to reach out to clients out of nowhere and offer their freelance writing services.
This make sense, since cold pitching is almost guaranteed to result in rejection from time to time, as clients decline your writing services or don’t respond to you at all.
It’s 2021, and the world is still in a pandemic with social isolation and lockdown.
There are over 40 million people that have lost their job because of the pandemic. People are struggling, and many are finding alternative ways to make money from home.
There’s been a 159% increase in remote work, online jobs, writing jobs and more between 2005 to 2017. This tells me that working from home will be the new normal when everything is said and done with this pandemic.
Are you a persuasive person?
Are you able to guide people to decisions based on their needs?
Then you sound like a copywriter!
New to freelance writing?
As you’re looking at freelance writing jobs, you might see something that caught your attention – “if interested, please send us your resume to..”
Yikes, you don’t have a writer resume. What to do?
So you started a blog and are trying to figure out how the heck do I make money blogging?
I was there with you!
Before I became a freelance writer, I blogged.