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How To Become A Freelance Part-Time Writer

Many people find themselves in situations that require more money. It can be as a result of out standing debts, to enable them to go on that dream vacation or buy a new car. Many have sought after a part time job as a freelance writer in hope of meeting their financial needs and with good reason, this job type enables a person to choose their own working hours to suit their lifestyles. Here are some tips on how to become a freelance writer (or apply for online proofreading jobs):

  1. Acquire good literary skills
  2. If you do an online search for freelance writing positions, the first thing you may notice is that just about every job post is asking for native English speakers. Don’t let this discourage you if you are not a native English speaker, all that is required is that you can write in English properly. If necessary, brush up on your literary skills or acquire any new ones you think might be valuable.

  3. Create an excellent portfolio
  4. Take some time and put together an informative engaging profile about yourself. When an employer views your profile there must be no doubt in their minds that you are capable of fulfilling the task required. A sample or your past work or even a piece written for the sole purpose of demonstrating your literary skills must be included in your profile.

  5. Register with a host company
  6. You may notice many companies advertising freelance positions on their websites, browse the list and find one that most suits you. These companies make money by providing a safe location for individuals to post their job requests and hire a freelancer to get it done, upon payment the company receives a small percentage of the money and the rest goes to you.

  7. Don’t be picky about job choices
  8. As a novice in the field you will be required to prove yourself, and the only way to do this is to show your abilities as a writer. Don’t hesitate to take a job that pays slightly lower than you desire, it is an opportunity to prove to the rest of the world that you are a viable employee.

  9. Maintain a good reputation
  10. You may have to deal with some tough clients at the start and it is important that you maintain a professional attitude. Never let a client push you to the point of damaging your reputation, always maintain polite composure despite the situation.

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