Writing is definitely a useful hobby, and when it becomes a career it’s quite rewarding because there are many writing job opportunities, especially for freelancers.
Below, we’ll present you with some tried-and-true tips on how to use your writing skills and make money out of them.
First off: what is freelance writing?
Freelance writing allows you to work remotely on different projects with more than one company from any part of the world. Each assignment may vary from project to project, depending on the business of a client - the company. In general, of course, it requires writing. But the writing job itself gives you a big range of various career opportunities. During each project you can use your creative thinking and imagination from a new perspective. That’s why we believe, that with every task and project one can grow as a professional.
Now when we know how cool it is to be a freelance writer, let’s explore some interesting fields where (content) writing is required.
Vacancy opportunities for writing lovers
Writing field is one of the most innovative fields which opens many doors for a driven and enthusiastic writer. Let’s dip toes into the water and check some of many jobs you can do.
Here are fun ways to make writing into cash:
- Write content scripts
- Write Reviews
- Write Product Descriptions
- Do Translations
- Create Destination Guides
- Write Show Notes for Podcasts
- Start a Blog
- Do a Ghostwriting
- Transcribe Documents
- Create Song Lyrics, Poems
There are only a few of the many other ways where you can show off your wordy skills and start your career. Surely, besides skills and talent you’ll need some practice (a lot of practice), as there will never be enough progress without constant work.
How to find desired vacancies
We already know that socials are our besties in helping through the career. But it’s important to use them right in looking for vacancies. LinkedIn is surely quite a tool for it. Firstly, if you already have a desired company to enter, you should keep an eye on that company’s socials to see if they have any openings. Also, you can freely contact them, share your portfolio and your thoughts about the career investment you can make in the future for their project. Your confidence will definitely give you extra points.
Secondly, pay attention to the hashtags. Some are frequently used for job announcements on socials.
Essential guide to freelance writing
It’s never enough to master your writing skills even if you are a professional with large background. Let’s note some tips that help freelance writers hone the skills.
Read like it’s your job
You can’t write enough if you don’t read enough. When writing is your job, reading becomes part of it too. Although content writers already read a lot while doing research on their topic, it’s always vital to freshen your reading list and absorb as much knowledge as possible. The more you read, the easier it is to filter information and make an outstanding piece both for eyes and brain. It also arises some new ideas for a project which you can use, grow and sell.
Throughout the day take notes when thinking of new phrases, descriptions and sentences. For example, write about a person you saw in the metro today, or share your thoughts on the TV show you’ve watched recently. Later check the notes and don’t get disappointed when disliking some of them. You can always cross them off or change them. Don’t be scared to juggle with words. Language and words are your main tools in writer’s career.
Reduce word count in a sentence
Good writing is a craft that can be mastered bit by bit. Part of it is to learn how to minimise the word usage, to make the text not only informative but easy to read. Sometimes, too many words distract from the content. Learning to select right number of words is part of the process.
We all know that consistency and hard work exceed talent. Daily practice keeps your previous progress and doubles your skills. The process may be tiring, but the result is sweet as honey. And that honey will definitely bring you more money.