It is not as simple as people think about earning money by writing as a freelancer. There are lots of obstacles to the path of freelance writers. But if you've decided to be a freelance writer, you should consider some necessary and useful tips before going ahead. Let us have a look at these useful tips-
Do not quit the day job
When you decide to earn some money by writing as a freelancer, do not think about quitting your regular, day job. It is good to improve your financial position by earning some extra money from another source than a day job, but it would be a stupid mistake if you quit that day job just giving full time to freelance writing. It is uncertain that how much time it takes to be a well known writer in your niche, till then you should have a backup job for survival.
Decide your expertise
You cannot write on random subjects. If you do so, you will not be an expert author of a particular niche. It is not essential that you have to write on only one subject, you can choose two, three or more. But these all niches should be interconnected. For example: If you majorly write about Article Writing, you can also write on Book Writing, Copy Writing, Creative Writing etc. It will not affect your expertise.
Be the best
It is up to your quality of work that how far you go on writing. Perfection in your writing pieces is the first necessity. You must consider yourself a learner in your expertise and always try to do best in your work. Read widely and learn regularly about reading and writing. Before you start writing on any topic, explore the topic on the Internet and many other reliable sources entirely. Use exceptional grammar and writing style and avoid putting inappropriate words. Follow some expert authors of your niche on Internet and read their writing pieces carefully.
Make enthusiasm for writing
It is required to have a passion to achieve success in any field. You must be passionate and enthusiastic about writing. Find writing competitions around you and take part in them. Persistently doing one thing could be improved dramatically. Write in every spare time of the day and always keep some blank white papers and pencil with you. Ideas can enter in your mind anytime. Write them out on paper and figure them out afterward.
Own a website
Make a website of your work and introduce yourself with the best of your writing pieces. Write articles on some reliable, well known Article Directories and give a link of your website there. This will help you in getting visitors to your website. Pull readers' attentions to your personal website. The Internet is one of the best ways today to introduce you as a professional freelance writer. Find work on some freelance job provider websites. Your website is your portfolio to show people your works.
One can succeed in freelance writing by going consciously on the way. Try to be perfect in your niche and people will love reading your work.
© Kumud Joshi