How to Make a Living Writing in 6 Simple Steps
By Ritika Tiwari / June 13, 2015 / Comments: 2
This blog has been created to help lonely souls who love writing and want to make it their living. When I started out, I read quite a few blogs online, mostly by writers who claimed to earn big bucks by writing but none of them actually gave me advice on how to start when you are a complete newbie. There are many unspoken rules in this freelance writing business and especially freelance writing in India which seemed a little difficult to break in at start.
But I as grew, I learnt and with every client that I lost, I learnt even more. I just wish I had someone to guide me along through this process. Well, I didn’t have anybody but you will definitely have me.
My advice won’t probably make you the best writer in the world, but I can definitely help you start earning through writing.
Here are some of the tips you should definitely keep in mind before you start on your venture to become a full-fledged freelance writer –
- Create some samples and your own blog doesn’t count
The first thing any client asks are your samples from your previous work, especially when you seem like a newbie. Never give your blog link as a ‘sample’, you need to create some samples in advance. You could write small 300 word articles about varied topics like travel, fashion, and lifestyle. Basically light on the head topics that can let the client know you are good at your job. Atleast keep 3-4 samples ready before reaching out to the client.
One thing I would like to mention here is, never over burden the client with your samples, only sent 1-2 relevant samples and hope that they like it
nd your current boring desk job. Take on project that actually interests you and you would actually want to do even if you were doing it for you. Follow your passion and it will take you to the right road.
If you have any questions or doubts or just want to talk , you can contact me at mystrangelife14(at)gmail(dot)com
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