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Freelance Writing Success, Issue #006 -- Freelance Writer Jobs
August 15, 2012
Freelance Writer Jobs
You have finally decided that you need to write and want to give freelance writing a shot. You are confident about your writing abilities, you have your laptop, an internet connection, anti plagiarism software etc., and you have also read up a few articles on freelance writer jobs know what to expect.
But what you really want is to leave your mark in the publishing world and hopefully earn a name for yourself. And as a freelance writer and get paid to write, your favorite thing in the whole world.
But have you weighed all the options before you? Let's talk about a few avenues open for a freelance writer and some freelance writer jobs which will let you earn a decent living for yourself. After all, that is the point isn't it?
Freelancers can find a good freelance writing job for themselves in magazine writing jobs.
There are many kinds of magazines nowadays on every imaginable kind of topic, be it sports, photography, fashion, women’s magazine, movie magazine, health and fitness or teen magazine etc. Try to get a freelance writing job with a magazine that fits your interests, for example, if you are more comfortable writing about sports issues, then go for reputed sports magazines and maybe become a sports writer.
Start off with a few niche topics which are close to your heart, say, lifestyle topics and try to stick to these and earn a name for yourself in that particular niche before thinking about working your way up.You will find it is far easier to write about something that pleases or interests you.
With time and practice, as your fields of interests and expertise will increase, try to expand your freelance writing horizons and try out your options with more magazines.
When you start out you may have to concentrate on fillers, don’t expect your article to appear as the cover story. But they bring in good money and are fun to write. Having a notebook with creative writing ideas in it can help you keep your content fresh.
To make real money, take a look at How To Write Special Feature Articles - A Handbook For Reporters, Correspondents And Free-Lance Writers Who Desire To Contribute To Popular Magazines And Magazine Sections Of Newspapers and you may even want to think about starting your own on-line magazine. I highly recommend this for those who are interested in taking control of your own writing career.
You can also consider writing greeting cards. Creative writing ideas come in handy here as well as good software.
You may want to write out the content for traditional paper cards and e cards. Some will be humorous and a career in freelance humor writing may follow. As a freelancer you can also try your hand at tee shirt or bumper sticker, magnet, doormats or ceramic mugs slogan writing.
Freelancers are appointed to write those cheeky one liners that you see on tee shirts or mugs. And the pay is pretty good, though there is no fame. But you may get paid for each word you write.
As with any project, your skill is enhanced with each and every word that you write. So don't dismiss this type of work as being beneath you. You can also create your own store on Cafepress and display your work there!
Another viable freelance writing job for which freelancers are regularly appointed is resume writing which, as you can imagine, is different from funny anecdotes or flowery prose creation.
You could advertise your services both online and offline. In resume writing, freelancers will have to use attention grabbing, crisp and professional language. It is encouraging when you find that your skills are being enhanced with more work. Getting the right training can make you an in demand, very well paid resume writer!
We recommend The DIY Guide to Writing a Killer Resume. Top-selling "inside secrets" resume writing e-course written by one of the US's leading experts. If your serious about becoming a high paid resume writer, this course will give you all the training you need!
This is one of my favorite writing opportunities! Writing ebooks put you in complete control of your writing career. If you like the idea of working for yourself and making really great money doing it, take a look at self publishing ebooks, This is a great freelance writing niche!
Take a look at Writing Ebooks for Fun & Profit.
My new book is with my editor! I will keep you posted on the publishing date! But you can still read more about my first book, Malicious Intent if you'd like to.
Maria Pease is a freelance writer, author and owner/publisher of http://www.freelance-writing-success.com
For step by step instruction on how you can write and publish your own ebook, take a look at Writing e-books for Fun & Profit so you will see how easy it is!
Have any questions? You can feel free to
contact me here.
Talk with you soon,
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