Freelancing often is a way of earning an online income with your skills.
No matter if you’re a graphic designer, developer, IT guru or just good with words.
We promised you at the beginning of this post, that there will be “no previous knowledge required”. For the sake of staying true to that, let’s assume you’re a good writer and focus on freelance writing for now.
A short heads-up before we get deeper into the topic:
Not everybody can live off freelance writing.
In fact, since it’s so easy to offer your writing skills online, there’s fierce competition. That makes it very difficult to find well-paid work, especially if you’re just starting out.
That being said, it’s a good way of making a little extra money at first. Who knows? Later it may turn into a full-time job that can provide for you.
Assuming you’re doing it right of course.
This time you can get right to it: Create a website!
It should display your services with a portfolio so that visitors know what to expect from your work. By all means, include a blog that demonstrates your writing skills and style. It could be about your life or even in a niche of your potential clients.
Then get out there! Offer your skills on one or better yet on all of the countless platforms for freelance writers. An example of a site for all kinds of freelancers is Fiverr.
To start out it may be a good idea to build yourself a strong reputation and good reviews. Try submitting some of your work to authority platforms for free.
But stay away from giving too many free samples.
Otherwise, some clients will never actually end up paying for your work. You need to know the value of your articles and communicate it. Negotiating is key in the world of freelance writing.
There is not much more to it.
But if you’re interested in more on the topic of freelance writing, you may want to read this article.