Want to build a full time freelance writing income - fast? You can do it; your writing skills are in high demand. From go to whoa, you should outstrip your current income within three months.
Many freelance writers make six-figure incomes. The Web has created an unbelievable demand for people with good writing skills.
Two Vital Tips - goals, and patience
Here's a big tip before we start. Create goals with deadlines, and write your goals down every single day. (Yes, rewrite your goals every day.) The only difference between you and a highly successful freelance writer is that he's chosen success, and he keeps that success in the forefront of his mind.
Here's another tip - have patience. Everything takes longer when you're new at something. Expect this - you're learning. Once you've learned how to do something, you'll do a task in ten minutes which took you an hour when you were starting out. So take the time to learn, and don't begrudge the learning.
Here's a step by step process to follow.
1. Take an Inventory of Your Writing Skills
What do you already know how to write? Make a list. You could include: articles, reports, letters, blog posts, classified ads...
Even if you're a completely new writer, I'll bet you know how to write resumes. Put resumes on your list. In the current economic climate, there's a big demand for resume and bio writers.
2. Create Some Samples of Your Writing, or Repurpose Writing to Use As Samples
You need writing samples. Consider repurposing writing you've already done.
If you have nothing at all, write some articles, or reviews. Your buyers want to see samples, and it shouldn't take you long to create them.
3. Sign up at One of the Out-Sourcing Sites
The out-sourcing sites are great training wheels for writers. I urge you to sign up at one, and only one. Some writers try to conquer several sites and get worn out and confused.
The money you make at out-sourcing sites is generally abysmal, but that's fine - you're learning how to deal with buyers. You're learning to write to a brief, which is more difficult than you may think, because few of your buyers write comprehensive briefs. BTW - a brief is just a description of a writing project. You'll need to tease the information you need out of your buyers.
Getting projects at an out-sourcing site also gives you confidence, which is vital.
4. Set up a Small Web Site and Promote Your Writing Services Business
While you're bidding on projects, set up a small Web site. Then start promoting the site, as soon as you've won some projects on the out-sourcing sites.
Easy promotional methods include online advertising and article marketing.
There's really nothing more to building a full time freelance writing income than the steps I've outlined. Just take it step by step. Write your goals each day, have patience, and before you know it, you'll have a successful writing career.
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