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How to start freelance writing and how beneficial it may be?

Internet has given rise to writing opportunities on line. This opportunity is one that I have taken advantage of and have not regretted. I was tired of being stuck in traffic every day getting to and from work, and spending my mornings jostling with fellow commuters on the underground in a large city, and found out that online writing jobs are a totally refreshing alternative. Now I wake up in my own apartment, breakfast, and then sit at my computer and start work. There are many benefits to writing on line.

How to start freelance writing and how beneficial it may be?

I have the freedom to choose my lifestyle and especially my work. When you start doing freelance writing on line you choose the topics you want to write about. As a writer you will know that it is best to write on subjects you are knowledgeable about and in which you have an interest. This releases your creativity.

Not only that, but it allows me to enjoy flexibility. You can choose the hours you work and the amount of work you need to do to meet your personal and financial requirements. You can plan your days work around your full spectrum of responsibilities. You can do your work, take care of family responsibilities, and enjoy a social life with family and friends. So I am enjoying my new lifestyle and taking advantage of all these benefits.

Another great advantage I found is that you can do it from home. Many people do not know how to start freelance writing, but all you require is your computer, and Internet connection, and a dedicated space where you can be alone when you are writing. This means less expenses spent on travelling as well.

If you do not know how to start freelance writing then you need to carefully research online. There you will find many articles that will show you how to start. Once you know how to start freelance writing then the next step is to look for sites that are advertising positions for free lance writers.

There are many online job marketplaces where I find copywriting work. I found a good place to begin was writing SEO’s (search engine optimization) because often the jobs I encountered required that I was able to make it key word dense, as well as, interesting to the readers. Writing SEO’s can lead to further contacts and work. Another point that works for me is contact with copywriters through web forums. Networking with other freelance copywriters can generate sub contract work as they often have too many contracts and are glad of the assistance.

The payment system is very simple and direct. Before I take an order the amount is agreed. Then when the order is delivered and approved by the customer the money is paid out to me within two weeks. Most writing services have a payment period at the end and in the middle of each month. The money is paid directly through one of several payment plans.

Another benefit is that you apply for jobs online. In a few minutes I can in fact apply for several jobs on line without having to cope with traffic and interviews which waste a lot of time. The main point to keep in mind when you apply for work is the company must be reputable and reliable. You will make the effort to write and you want to be sure that you will be paid for it.

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  • Lee Amimo

    Are there any more position apart from a freelance writer? Editor? Mentor? HR?