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One of the first websites I wrote for paid me $150 per article. This wasn’t a lot of money, but I used the opportunity to improve my writing skills and get my name out there. I don’t write as much for other people anymore, but I do know plenty of freelance writers who are earning $250, $500, and even $1,000 or more per article.
Some freelance writers I know are even earning six figures or more writing from home each year. This includes blogger Holly Johnson, who earns over $200,000 per year writing articles for other websites. Johnson also offers a course you can check out if you want to become a freelance writer but need some help getting started.
3 Steps to Be a Freelance Writer
There are many ways to become a freelance writer. I only know from experience on how I became a freelance writer:
1. Figure Out Your Writing Niche
The first step is usually the hardest step, and while you can side-step and go to step #2, I highly suggest you take the time to sit and think about your freelance writing niche.
Your niche is what will help you get paid for your writing.
Some expert tips to figuring out your profitable freelance writing niche:
- Look at other successful freelance writers and see what niche they are in
- Leverage your current job
- Use past experiences and hobbies (you may enjoy traveling, love the newborn stage of life, be into the Keto Diet)
- Look at big brands (they most definitely have the budget for a freelance writer. Think pet food, clothing, coffee, laptops, feminine products even! The list can go on)
- Choose a niche from the list of top niches
- Pick a few niches to try out
When looking at your niche, I like to think of it like this: what do I like to write about, have experience in or WANT to learn more about?
What’s in the middle is your niche idea.
But, once you find a niche or a couple of niches, I want you to do an extra step that a lot of new freelance writers don’t do.
It’s researching your freelance writing niche.
Google your niche or search for businesses in that niche. For example, here’s a blog post showing the top 25 best selling baby products. Find those products and run another search for the product owner and look at their brand as a whole.
2. Create Samples to Build Your Freelance Writing Portfolio
Businesses won’t hire writers without seeing their…..writing!!
The best way to show them this is with your freelance writing portfolio.
This showcases your best writing samples. But, how do you get these samples? The top three ways are:
- Guest posting
- Start a blog
- Create them yourself
Okay. So, you know you need samples to land a freelance writing job. And you know how to create them, but what should your sample be about?
I suggest you write a blog post to show your writing unless you know your service. For example, if you absolutely know you want to be a press release writer, then don’t write a blog post as your sample. Write a mock press release!
But, for a lot of us, we have no idea about all of this and if we can even make it as a freelance writer, so make it easy on yourself and write a short blog post of about 700 words.
The topic of your blog post should be based on the niche you chose….generally. I’m going to tell you a secret now:
When I landed my first real gig, I did not have any samples in the niche of the job I landed. I landed a job with a newspaper in the automotive section, and my samples were about: cleaning, e-learning, and mental health!
So, while it is POSSIBLE to land a gig with ANY type of sample writing topic, I suggest that it’s much easier if you have a sample in your chosen niche.
Now, to find content ideas, you can totally check out my video to help you out! And make sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel for more videos!
As you can see, there are many ways to find that perfect blog post topic for your sample.
3. Have an Online Presence
For a lot of people interested in freelance writing, this is a hard part of all of this – getting online!!!
Like actually showing your face and being on social media.
For many, the thought of putting themselves out there is too much (can I give you a hug? Can I hold your hand? I’m here for you!!!) – You can do it!
What I suggest to start getting online is to sign up for Twitter and LinkedIn.
These two social media platforms have given me thousands of dollars in freelance writing jobs.
Another way to start getting online is to have your own service-based blog.
A blog is where you can start attracting those high-paying jobs instead of chasing jobs.
It’s a place to house your portfolio and market your services. Here is my freelance writer website.
And, you know what?
It’s a thousand times easier to land a freelance writing job when you have a website showcasing your work and service.
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