Are you tired of waiting to make money as a freelancer? Do you finally want to start making your own money? Today we’re going to do this. You’re going to start making money as a freelancer after applying the tips mentioned in here.
The trick is to get started as a freelancer. Then you can worry about raising your rates, business cards, a new blog, a Twitter page, and any of that fancy stuff. Screw business cards. You can try to impress chicks with your business cards all that you want. I don’t care about that. I care about making money and getting paid consistently.
The easiest way to get started as a freelancer online is to pick up freelance writing work. There are plenty of freelance writing opportunities out there. You just need to start with one, improve your craft, raise your rates, and then find more freelance clients to write for.
How can you snag a freelance blogging job today?
There are three simple steps that you need to follow.
Find blogs that you want to write for.
It’s much easier to write about a topic you actually care about than it is to find a writing job and then try to understand the topic. I would advise that you bookmark blogs on a topic that you care about or that you look into the blogs that you already read. If you’re an avid reader of a blog, chances are that you would enjoy writing for that blog as well.
You’re more likely to succeed through working in a field you enjoy. So why not start off with what you know best?
Email multiple bloggers with offers to write.
Your next step is the toughest part. This is where most will give up (but not you). I know that you can do this. There’s no need to be afraid of shooting over an email. The worst case scenario is that you get turned down. So what? No big deal!
What should you include this email?
I’ve been following your blog for a long time and I’ve recently gotten into freelance writing myself. I would love to write for you. I understand that you won’t be willing to pay a complete stranger for articles. This is why I would love to start off by sending you a few free articles on a trial basis to see how things work out. Are you willing to give this a try?”
Just please don’t take it seriously if you don’t hear a response. Most bloggers are swamped with guest post offers or random article ideas from spam-like sources. It’s nothing personal if some established blogger doesn’t take you up on your writing offer. I suggest that you remain active in their community and that you keep on trying with other blogs.
Start writing and increase your rates over times.
You can finally start freelancing. Today is the day. At this point you have to start writing. Then as you get better and time goes on, you can increase your rates.
What should you do when you first start writing?
- Do your research.
- Proofread every post.
- Make every article “can’t miss.”
- Make life easier for the blogger.
The good news is that you don’t have to be a serial entrepreneur to get into freelancing or seek out freelance writing opportunities. As you can see, all that you need is a strong work ethic and the ability to put yourself out there. I promise you that once you start you’ll regret not getting into it sooner.
Are you ready to get that new freelance blogging job?