After several years of half-heartedly limping along, I have decided to get serious about my freelance writing career, and I have created my freelance writer website. It’s called Simply Results Copy. I have been studying and practicing copywriting long enough to believe that I have the skills needed to deliver results to anyone who is seeking a skilled web copywriter.
Making six figures as a freelance writer can happen. In fact, it does happen quite often to those who make a strategic plan and diligently stay on track for the long haul. But can you get rich quick as a writer?
Many people dream of a day when they can quit their day job and work from home. Probably one of the quickest ways to start making at least a little bit of money online is through writing. Every website needs content, and many webmasters pay people to provide that content.
I joined a writer’s workshop at my church. The reason I joined has less to do with working on writing skills and more to do with having a bit of time for friendship and fellowship. And it’s also so that I can spend some time one-on-one with my fourteen-year-old daughter. So I didn’t have any high expectations that my writing skills would improve measurably during this eight-week workshop.
If someone asked you if you are a writer, what would you say? Whatever genre of writing you are pursuing, what is the label you use when you talk about yourself? Do you think of yourself as a writer, or just as someone who wants to be a writer? Someone that will become a writer someday?
Clueless about content creation? Writing content can cause bloggers a ton of stress. Sometimes everything comes together while other times….well, not so much.
On a good day, creating content can seem effortless. Words flow, the birds are tweeting happily, the sun is shining…you get the idea. Then there are the bad days. You sit staring into space, unable to come up with a single idea. On those days when you don’t have a single idea, where do you turn?
A freelance writer resume is one of the tools you should include in your ready-for-anything toolbox. Yes, I know you are striving for the lifestyle of a freelance writer and you surely don’t want anything that even vaguely resembles a “job”. But some clients, even if what they are offering is to be done on a freelance basis, require a resume. So along with your portfolio, you should have an up-to-date resume which emphasizes your writing skills, experiences and abilities.
Becoming a freelance writer isn’t so different. To get good clients, you need to demonstrate your ability to deliver quality writing – but how can you prove you can write if you have never had any clients?
What does it take to become a freelance writer? The most important thing you need to know is that becoming a freelance writer requires a ton of hard work. It isn’t a career path for people who expect to coast along. How hard will you have to work? As hard as it takes.