It really annoys me when I read headlines like: “How to Make Your First $$$ as a Freelance Writer in an Instant.” Or “How I Earned $$$ Thru Freelance Writing in Just a Week/Month.” I hate to crush your hopes and dreams but I need to tell you the truth. Earning your first dollar (or even a cent) thru freelance writing is not an overnight success. More importantly, it is natural for a first-time freelance writer to make mistakes.Read moreMore Tag
What does it really take to start a freelance writing career? I thought all I have to do is submit a trending article to any digital media company and wait. How wrong I was. I realized this cold hard truth during my first months, right after I resigned from my day job.
A set of well-written sample articles and a polished resume are not enough to enter a freelance writing career. My ill-preparedness somewhat rattled me, but I persevered. I catalogued and analyzed all my mistakes, and researched each possible solution to get me right on track again.
I also need to accept the fact that applying for a job as freelancer is different from finding a full-time work. Nonetheless, I was culture shocked to the core.
I chronicled it all here in this section of my website. Lo and behold, the awkward and bumpy journey of a rookie freelance writer.
8 Special Skills You Need to be a Better Freelance Writer
What is a freelance writer? This is a basic question yet how I wish I knew the answer two or three years ago. I would not be too overwhelmed of the amount of responsibility and preparation I need to invest to become a freelance writer.Read moreMore Tag