Freelance Writer FAQ

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Are you ready to become a Freelance writer?

You will come to realize that there are many questions that you will want answered when you consider a career as a freelance writer. If you are thinking of making this a full time career, you will also realize that there are many risks involved. You will have to do plenty of research in order to deliver unique and informative content.
Below are listed the most FAQ that freelance writers have:

Will I be able to make a living as a freelance writer?

You will be able to make a living as a freelance writer, however, it is important that you realize that it requires hard work and long hours. You will have to be determined and have the ability to effectively organize and schedule your time.

What equipment and skills will I require?

You will have to be able to write in Perfect English. You need to have a broad vocabulary and the ability to gather information and write about any topic. A computer with internet connection is a must. If you are a sensitive person, this is not the career for you. You will have a lot of people giving you critic.

How do I keep other writers from stealing my work?

Unfortunately, you will not be able to stop or limit people from stealing content on the internet. Copy and paste is the downside of writing. People will try to pass stolen content as their own.

How can I win job Bids?

Create a fantastic profile explaining what your skills are and why you are the best person for that particular job. If you have some articles posted on the internet you can provide the client with the links to those articles.

How do I make decent money?

• Register yourself on a site that offers to pay on demand.
• Even if you don’t think that your articles are good enough, try to submit them to magazines. There is a lot of money in magazine submissions.
• Expand your reputation by not limiting yourself to articles. Try blog posting  and product descriptions as well as short stories and proofreading.
• Stay focused, utilize constructive criticism and improve with constant and consistent training.
• Always give your best and make your deadlines. Make sure that your writing is error free. Your articles should be free of spelling and grammar mistakes.
Above all, enjoy every minute. To be able to write is a true gift. If you have a passion for writing, you are sure to make it.
Be creative!

Don’t get so busy that you forget to arrange for Insurance cover for all your valuables!

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