Your Guide To Freelance Writing


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In this hectic world, when people have no time for one another working from home is a good option for those who want to spend quality time with their family. Freelance writing is one such option where you can work from the comfort of your home. Those who have a flair for writing and wish to hone their writing skills will surely find this interesting. Time can never be “found. " Time can only be “made. " Time is money. We must treat time as an investment. The only way to make those writing dreams come true is to start looking at the time you have now, and find ways to make that time work for you.

What are the basic things you need to get started on a freelance writing career? Basically, one should have an eye for detail and try to bring out one's ideas creatively. The articles should be able to catch the readers attention and keep him hooked on to it. Other basic physical resources that he will need are a computer, an internet connection, a phone and an e-mail id. It is also advisable to have Microsoft Word installed in your computer, as many publishers prefer Word documents for publishing.

Its also good to keep handy a dictionary, thesaurus or articles relating to the topic you are writing on, for example "Search Engine Optimiser" . You always have the internet to look to for more resources on any subject. It takes time to develop your skills, write your first article and sell it. Initially, it may take time to get a good response but once you get started, the going gets easy.

The other important question is whether one should specialise or generalise. Whether one should “specialize" in a particular area of writing, or “generalize" by targeting many different subjects and markets is up to the writer. Specialisation will help you in becoming an expert in your field but you may lose out chances to learn a wide variety of other topics. The more subjects you can write about effectively, the more marketing opportunities you will find. If you are thinking seriously about making a living as a freelance writer, generalization can help ensure that you never run out of markets to write for. You can never become an expert in a particular field, but you will always have a wide range of options and you will definitely have chances of learning more!


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