Beginning in any line of work, especially freelance is mighty challenging. Getting your first contract feels very good and very rewarding. In its core, you can compare freelancing to an individual business because every freelancer is his or her own brand. So, to eliminate the possibility of a rough start, here are a few tips for beginner freelance writers.
Connections, connections and more connections
With every new business, connections are key to success. If you are able to build or create a consistent client-base and provide them a good service, they will likely stick and work with you for a long time. Even if you are not qualified or have enough experience to apply for a specific task – do so. The contractor may have something else on their plate for you or even delegate the same task.
There are a lot of free applications writers can use. If you seek to improve your writing long-term, one of your primary goals should be ‘How to check for and remove plagiarism?’. Plagiarism is like a disease spreading across the internet. Use free software like Plagramme to eliminate it and become a better writer. Read more on how plagiarism checking works: https://www.plagramme.com/how-to-check-plagiarism
If you can write or interpret in more language combinations than one – you will instantly be very well-regarded and become a sought-after person in the business. People who are able to produce content in more than one language will receive more work and with more consistency as well.
Create a blog, website
It does not matter what you write about in your blog, it only matter that you write. If you’re not oriented towards politics or religion – we do recommend steering away from those in your own blog because they could cause some people to shy away from working with you. Use your blog/website to promote your services and build a nice-looking portfolio.