Getting a Career as a Freelance Writer

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If a 10-5 job is not exactly your cup of tea, then freelancing might just be the next best option available for you! Freelancing gives you the right kind of experience and industry exposure, without you even having to leave the confines or comforts of your home for a second! From being monetarily rewarding to being a great way to kick start your career, freelancing is the way to go. With recession affecting the full-time job market in a big way, freelancers can easily earn as well as pursue higher studies, all the while saving the money lost in conveyance and eating out while working full-time.

Today, many people pursue freelancing not only as a hobby but as a way to earn extra money to make ends meet as well. Among them, you will find a mix of students, single mothers, retirees, and man others. Professional yet relaxing, freelancing can be the easy way out for students who want some pocket money, or single mothers who need the greenbacks to strengthen their say in the household.

There is a wide scope of opportunities available in various sectors for freelance content writers. As the IT sector is booming, it has opened up its arm to many freelance writers. Many sectors maintain website for their online visibility and for this they need content writers. Generally they delegate their content requirements to freelance writers to cut down their overhead cost. Freelance writers are required even in print media to write for newspapers and magazines.



The writer should be able to produce all kind of content which includes website content, press releases, blogs, newsletters, writing reviews, SEO friendly articles and sales content. He/ She should have the ability to edit and proof read the content once it has been written. The writer should have a basic knowledge as what kind of content will meet the requirements of the target audience.

Generally those who are pursuing graduation or are already graduated can start their career as a freelance content writer. The writer should have good command over the English language and a flair for writing. He/ She should understand what will work best on the internet. Good research skills with an effective writing style are always welcome in this field. Writing in all kinds of style to target multiple audiences can act as an added advantage. Knowing the right keyword and placing them in the correct order and not overstuffing them are the best skills which a writer should possess. A freelance writer who has a good amount of experience under his belt are always in demand and if you have worked with a publishing house, then your experience will bring in lot of work for you.

Freelancing is not an 8 to 9 hrs job; it just requires some special talent. The freelancer should be well motivated, fully prepared and should have a congenial working environment. The writer requires some basic training so that he can produce the right content. There are various kinds of job profiles available in the writing industry such as web content writer, travel writer, ghost writer, creative writer, article writer, technical writer, blog writer, proof reader, translator, research writer, review writer and copy editor.

In newspaper websites and blogs, the content gets updated almost daily, so freelance writers are in great demand especially in these fields. Content writing industry has opened up many opportunities for many experienced as well as aspiring writers. Freelancing has a wide career prospect globally. You can easily expect a good amount of pay if you are experienced and can write simple and interesting content. The content should be written in a way which not only allures your target audience but also keep them intact on your website.

There are many who have gained from the freelancing job. One of my friends Stella was very upset as she was not getting any kind of job in the recession hit market. She went into the state of depression until another friend of mine suggested freelancing writing to her. Today, she is earning more than what I earn from my full time job. She is available all the time if anybody needs her. Freelance writing is quite alluring if one takes this job seriously. This is a perfect field for those who are not interested in a full time job and yet want to earn!
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