How to Become a Freelance Writer With No Experience

Have you ever thought of becoming a freelance writer?

I’m saying this because I had the intention to start a freelance writing career some years back.

In fact, within a short time, I had got so many freelance writing jobs for beginners. It was the moment when I was able to get paid to write articles for my clients.

It was a charming moment in my life as before that time. I was a bit skeptical about whether I could make it happen or not.

You can also be a freelance writer, but you’ll have to learn the steps well to do this.

After learning the craft, the next thing is to implement all the stuff in your real-life online writing career.

So, in this blog post, I’ll share with you how one can be a freelance writer.

The first thing to know!

I want to make you remember one thing that is, I think, the fundamental of any profession that you choose. What’s that? That’s passion. Yes, to select any job out there, you’ll need to check whether you have the power for it or not.

To me, I always had a great interest in writing. For this, even though I left freelance writing as my career right now, I’m still writing for my blogs.

Read: How to make money online without paying anything?

I’ve seen that many people move for freelance writing only for making money. They don’t have any passion for it. These kinds of people never stick to one thing as they lose their interest from time to time in doing so.

So, before reading my thorough guidelines about freelance writing, you should check whether you have a passion for it or not. If you see that you love writing, only then proceed further.

I hope you have a passion for being a freelance writer to continue your reading.

HOW TO BECOME A FREELANCE WRITER WITH NO EXPERIENCE?

So, you’ve heard that freelance writing is a beautiful profession, and now you want to learn how to start freelance writing!

Well, I can help you with this because I was an established freelance writer.

I’d started my career in this field many years back to support my blogging career. When I began seeing traction from my blog, I left the profession of freelance writing.

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How to make money writing online?

How to start freelancing?

By the way, here are the steps to becoming a freelance writer –

STEP 1. DO YOU LOVE WRITING?

First of all, learn about what freelance writing is. After learning about the subject matter, well, now is the time to ask you a question, which is essential.

The question is, do you love writing? This is the first question that you should ask yourself.

Tell me whether you love writing or not. If you want to jump into the world of freelance writing just by seeing that many freelance writers are making a lot of money, then you don’t love it.

On the other hand, if you have a passion for writing, you’re most welcome to this profession.

Another freelancing field you can try!: How to become a virtual assistant?

STEP 2. DECIDE WHICH WRITING NICHE TO CHOOSE

“Jack of all trades, master of none” – so, you can never be good at all kinds of writings.

Try to understand which writing types attract you the most or which kinds of writing you can craft the best.

Here are some types of writing –

The screenshot was taken from PeoplePerHour.

So, pick one or two of your favorite types of writing from the list.

STEP 3. LEARN HOW TO WRITE YOUR FAVORITE TYPE (S) OF WRITING WELL

Great! You’ve just selected your preferred type (s) of writing. Now is the time to learn how to write them well. Suppose that you love to write articles and blog posts. Then, start writing about how to write exciting articles and blog posts for your clients.

So, before you get your feet wet on freelance writing, you should start learning how to deal with your favored type of paper.

STEP 4. SIGN UP ON ALL THE RELIABLE FREELANCE WRITING PLATFORMS

Excellent, you’ve made a lot of preparations for your writing career! In this part, you’ll have to land almost all the freelance writing sites where you can create a freelance writer account.

Here are some freelance writing sites to check –

Guru

PeoplePerHour

Upwork

Freelancer

So, visit the sites one by one and start creating your excellent profile there. Follow all the platforms’ rules and regulations so that you don’t violate any of their terms and conditions.

STEP 5. START APPLYING FOR SUITABLE FREELANCE WRITING JOBS

Browse different freelance writing jobs on the platforms regularly, and once you get some suitable jobs, you must apply for them as soon as possible. Write a personalized proposal for each job. So, avoid sending the same proposal template to every client (they’ll hate you for sure if you do so!).

STEP 6. SHARE YOUR WRITING SERVICES ON SOCIAL MEDIA

You should market your freelance writing services in different ways. This means that you shouldn’t only keep yourself inside the freelance writing platforms. Instead, share your writing services on your social media channels. Who knows, some of your connections are going to hire freelance writers for them soon!

Some of the popular social media channels are as follows –

LinkedIn

Facebook

Twitter

Google+ etc

STEP 7. CREATE A FREELANCE WRITER WEBSITE

Most freelance writers don’t focus on this. As a result, they fail to offer their freelance writing services outside of their registered freelancing platforms.

It would help if you didn’t do the same. Creating a website for showcasing your writing services will cost a little, but you’ll get a lot of benefits from it. What can you do with your website?

Well, you can drive a ton of traffic to the website, and from the traffic, you’ll quickly get many clients for your writing gigs. Note that to get much traffic to your website, you’ll need to publish more and more exciting posts on it. Don’t forget to market your posts for getting more traffic.

Also, create a “Hire Me” page like the one that I made for this site –

You can also see that I’ve added a widget of PeoplePerHour to the right side of my site so that my potential clients can connect with me on PPH.

Starting a freelance writer website can help you make money in several ways through blogging too.

STEP 8. GET JOBS AND DELIVER THEM ON TIME SOON AFTER ACCOMPLISHING

I hope that you get more and more freelance writing jobs. Once you get some jobs, you should be very careful to meet the deadline given by your clients. Try to submit your writing tasks on time.

STEP 9. GET PAID AND LIVE HAPPILY WITH YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY MEMBERS

This is the best part for any freelance writer. Once your clients are happy with your writing, they’re likely to pay you shortly. Keep making money freelance writing and lead a happy life with your kith and kin. Best of luck!

Here are the steps to becoming a freelance writer –

  1. Check different types of writing.
  2. Choose one or two types of writing on which you’ll write for your clients.
  3. Then learn how to write those types of writing well.
  4. After learning, sign up on the powerful freelancing platforms.
  5. Create a site for your freelance writing business so that you can showcase your writing services there.
  6. Write posts on the site for bringing more and more organic, social, and referral traffic to let them know about your writing services.
  7. Start utilizing the power of social media marketing, email marketing, etc., to bring some people to learn about your services.
  8. Start applying for freelance writing jobs.
  9. Get some perspective jobs.
  10. Write the things according to your clients’ requirements.
  11. Deliver the writings.
  12. Get paid.

So, these are the easy steps that you should follow one by one to be a successful freelance writer. I wish you great success.

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