Building Your Freelance Writing Brand – Part 10

Brands aren’t built by companies.  They’re built by consumers who develop emotions for brands after they interact with them or experience them in some way.  The consumer perceptions that develop enable consumers to develop expectations for those brands.  If a brand consistently meets those expectations in every customer interaction and experience, consumers will get a sense of security from that brand, which turns into loyalty and generates word-of-mouth marketing.  Suffice it to say, building your freelance writing brand can offer significant advantages to your business and bottom-line in the long-term in the form of sustainable, organic growth. The most powerful [Read more…]

How to Be a Paid Writer – Lesson 2

In the first lesson of the How to Be a Paid Writer series, you learned why it’s essential that you take the time to polish your writing skills before you venture into the world of paid writing.  In lesson 2, you’ll learn how to set realistic expectations for your freelance writing business and earnings. First, keep in mind that every writer has an opinion based on his own experiences.  However, if a suggestion related to how much you’ll be able to make as a freelance writer seems too good to be true — it probably is.  The amount of money [Read more…]

How to Be a Paid Writer – Lesson 1

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Today is Lesson 1 in a new series here on Freelance Writing Jobs that will teach you How to Be a Paid Writer.  If you’re just getting started in the world of writing to earn a living, then this series is for you! Lesson 1 – Learn How to Write It might seem obvious, but I’d be remiss if I didn’t start this series at the very beginning.  Anyone who wants to become a freelance writer (or any kind of writer) who is paid for their words needs to know how to write.  That doesn’t mean you need to know [Read more…]

10 Skills Freelance Writers Must Have if They Want to Succeed

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Since there are a lot of aspiring freelance writers in the Freelance Writing Jobs community, I thought it would be a good idea to go over some of the most important skills that freelance writers must have if they want to have a chance at being successful. In other words, if you want to get paid for your writing, you need to make sure you can do the things in the list below. 1. Spell If you can’t spell and you choose not to use a dictionary or effective spell-checking tool, then you won’t get far as a freelance writer. [Read more…]

How to Land Your First Freelance Writing Job

I’m thinking back to the early days of freelance writing. I’m remembering a time when the possibility of landing freelance writing jobs was overwhelming, yet seemed very real. I’m remembering the days when I couldn’t wait to look for work, but was afraid to look for work. I’m remembering the time when fear and lack of confidence kept me from doing more than reading the freelance writing job ads. Today, we’re going to talk to the folks who want to write in the worst way, but something is keeping them from taking that first step. Today we’re going to discuss [Read more…]

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