July 12, 2012

What does freelance writing entail?

Josh Danns at 8:20 AM 0 comments

Like most freelance writers who enjoy writing articles, there’s so much about freelance writing that I would like to share.  However, for the fear of ending up with a 500-page book instead of a blog post, I think I’ll stick to the common blogging rule of “one idea per post”.
The Door is Always Open For Online Writers

For my first post, I’d like to briefly outline what freelance writing is about. I’m aware that the term “freelance writer” spells out what freelance writing is all about, but for those who wish to become online writers, some more information on this subject wouldn’t hurt. I, unlike most, simply started writing articles for the sole purpose of earning. After some years of writing, I realized that it was wrong to value the income more than the quality of my content, and that made a whole difference.

First off, freelance writing is not entirely about writing articles. We all know that to become a writer you must first know how to write effectively. On the other hand, you should be ready to handle tasks such as researching about a subject topic, proofreading, and using effective keywords for a particular article.
Always Do a Research Before Writing


If you’ve decided to become an online writer, you ought to know that your research skills will play an important role in your success. Most of what you’ll be required to write about as a freelance writer will always be new to you. That means Google, Bing, and Yahoo Search will turn out to be your allies whenever you decide to write on a particular topic.


After researching, you’ll need to organize your ideas logically and then transform those ideas into written text. You’ll also need to know the basic structure of an article so that you can effectively communicate with your audience through your article. Your readers are the main reason why you write in the first place. You therefore have to put in more effort when writing.


Reading never stops...
This happens to be one of the steps that will make a difference between an article being rejected and an article being approved. No matter how keen you were while writing, you’ll always find one or two mistakes once you go through the article again.

Article Submission (The “Phewx!” Stage)

After researching, writing, and finally proofreading, submitting the article will turn out to be the most interesting stage. However, the best feeling is when you get compensated for your work. Of course, this depends on the quality of the article and the number of words you used in the article.

While I can easily list the duties of a freelance writer in just a few paragraphs, there’s a lot more that is involved when you want to become an online writer. For example, you need to know more about the importance of keyword research and why the article you’re writing depends on the keywords. Since I’m still hesitant about writing a book instead of a post, I’ll save the rest for another post.

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