You can help others and get paid for it! You can help students’ complete academic papers.
You can help inexperienced writers get their work into print and prepared for publication.
You can provide useful content that can help others understand how things work.
There are millions of jobs available on the internet for freelance writers. It takes persistence and patience to find the higher paying and more rewarding ones. There are many websites that have flooded the internet now that are profiting by fitting freelance technical writers with other kinds. The writers that have a specific skill in accounting or finance or other specific areas are being offered large amounts of money to do work for them.
Along with good, reputable companies come bad, illegally operating ones. You have to be able to decipher between the good and the bad. The websites that are out there such as Elance, are there to protect the writer and the “employer”. You have to be willing to spend hours searching all over the web and seek out companies who are willing to pay large amounts of money for the technical skills of freelance people.
Another weapon that should be used is your own website. Develop your own and spend the time to make it detailed and fabulous. Display your best works there for others to see. There are also professional networking sites on the internet also such as LinkedIn. It is absolutely imperative for anyone who wants to be successful to create an extensive profile on there and constantly communicate with other freelance writers.
As it is with most rewarding things, there is a waiting period before real money begins to come in. Everyone starts out small and then as their name gets out there, the money begins to come in. Today you may be getting paid a penny a word. Someday you may get paid a dollar a word!!
Again, I can’t say it enough that you will get frustrated and you will get rejected. But if you stay persistent and trust in your ability to succeed, you will succeed. Don’t ever give up on yourself. Focus on getting your name out there and create a spotless reputation. Your goal is for people to be begging you to work for them. That is completely feasible if you stay focused and keep promoting yourself. Remember to never give up on yourself. You are worth it and there is nothing that anyone can say will change that. Freelance work in all areas is here to stay. If you start now, you can beat the rush and become financially independent and stay at home.
There are so many clients in need of writers it is ridiculous for any writer to say they cannot get work. You need to study the market carefully and know what to say when approaching potential clients.