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What Must a Freelance Writer Do

 

People often ask me if I’m getting enough writing assignments to keep me going, especially since the times are tough. When I tell them yes, they wonder how. Well, it’s true that for freelance writers, the going is not easy. But if they are constantly alert and on the lookout for leads, there’s no way they can’t find work.  There are also certain “rules” that freelance writers must follow in order to get work. Some of these are:

 

·         Must be self-disciplined and have the determination to keep writing

·         Seek out new leads and opportunities

·         Establish good relationships with clients and stay in touch even when there’s no work

·         Enlarge network of friends and acquaintances since word of mouth is a great way to get work

·         Diversify, as keeping to just one style or genre will restrict assignments

·         Have a platform – a website or a blog – where you can showcase your work. People like to see samples before hiring a writer

·         After a job is done, have the client give a testimonial and put it up on the website as proof of what you can do

 

Finally, perseverance is the most important ingredient.

 

 

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3 Responses

  1. As one of the swarming masses of would-be writers seeking either a fiction award, an agent, or publication of a second free-lance piece, I needed to read this.

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