If you aspire to be a freelancer, most likely you already know one or two freelance writers who are making a living in the freelance writing field.
You’ve probably seen them at work and seen the articles that they’ve written. However, do you know the hard work and perseverance this freelancer has had to go through to get to where he or she is at in his or her freelance career?
A freelance writer didn’t just wake up one morning and turn their writing ability into a pot of gold under the rainbow—blood, sweat and tears came into play towards guiding them to success.
It’s not enough to simply have the desire to work at home as a freelancer. You need to have more ingredients in order to create a recipe for success.
Follow these steps and you’ll be well on your way towards succeeding as a freelance writer.
One important characteristic you will need as a freelance writer is the ability to write fast, but produce high quality work.
Clients want freelancers who can produce top of the line work in a short amount of time. Some of the companies, who are looking for freelance writers, need these freelancers to write copy for their clients. However, once the freelancer submits the copy, it needs to go through the editing process before it is then sent to the company’s client for his or her final review. If the client doesn’t accept the work, then it is sent back to the freelancer for revision.
Just imagine the length of time this could take if everyone involved lags along and doesn’t move at top speed. However, if each player works with speed and precision, then the process will go along as needed. The majority of assignments for freelance writers pay a small rate, usually per word or per page. That is why freelancers usually have to write anywhere from 5000 – 25,000 words per week to actually make a living as a freelancer. Once you become more established as a freelancer, you will be able to accept higher paying freelance assignments.
Not only do freelancers need to have the ability to quickly write well-written content, they also need to have the desire to succeed at all costs.
If it is your dream to be a freelance writer, then you need to dig deep inside your heart and promise yourself you will persevere and never give up.
No one is going to be your biggest fan, except for you. If you don’t promise yourself that you’ll never give up—when the going gets tough, you’ll quit. Promise yourself that you won’t ever quit…you’ll keep writing until you cross the threshold into success.
Success comes to those who prepare, plan and persevere. Are you that person?