I’ve given this much thought. Hardly a day goes by when I don’t receive an email from new freelance writers who want the lowdown on how to score the best job, how to get noticed amongst the pack and more.
I don’t profess to be a know it all, but I also know that managing to go full time as a freelance writer in 7 months isn’t a bad achievement either. While some do this even faster, most wanna bees never even make it.
The cause of this could be many fold. It could be lack of time, laziness, setting the wrong priorities, getting sidetracked, losing faith in your abilities, feeling overwhelmed or one of the many other reasons that stop us from “getting there”.
The freelance writing guide how
I’ve even gone as far as purchasing a pre-owned domain name to start a brand new freelance writing site, but to be honest doing this would only make my life a lot harder in terms of finding time to manage all the blogs I’m writing for.
In the end, this blog Freelance Writing is my flagship blog and I intend to stick around for a lot longer. Plus I’ve already changed the course of this blog to reflect my experience and my journey, so writing a guide for freelance writing beginners is the ideal fodder for this blog.
The guide is intended to help newcomers get started and earn money. Initially your earnings won’t be worth your efforts. I know, because I have been through this myself. Every post in this guide will reflect a certain topic new freelance writers would want to know about and hopefully once I finish this guide over the course of some 16 posts, you’ll have a pretty good idea on where this can take you.
More important than that, you’ll be well on your way to start earning money as a freelance writer if you follow along.
The freelance writing guide structure
Looking back to when I started and the questions I had while trying to get established as a freelance writer, I tried to remember what was important to me. Where there particular questions that I needed to know to feel game enough to write?
Doing this small exercise helped me to come up with a structural frame for my Freelance Writing Guide for New Freelancers.
Here is an overview on what’s to come in each installment:
- Setting up a blog site
- Finding work
- Writing queries/proposing for a job
- Setting your rates
- Invoicing clients
- Client testimonials
- Time management
- Writing for SEO
- Writing for niches (there is a reason for this)
- Writers tools
- Recommended reading/resources
- Office setup
- Lifestyle (food, exercise, sleep)
You are welcome to ask questions
It would be really helpful to other new freelance writers if you asked me questions that concern you for each of these topics. You can email me at info [at] thewritersmanifesto DOT com, or you can use the contact form on this blog to get in touch.
What I intend to do is incorporate your questions into my posts and if you are happy for me to mention your name, you can even get a link back to your site from these posts. Not only will this give you added exposure, but also recognition for helping others.
Remember please, the questions NOT asked are the dumbest ones!
The only thing I ask of you is to stay on topic on either of these 16 upcoming posts. Other than that, ask away as much as you like.