Today, We are discussing about several ways to earn money by writing skills.
Every creative person dreams about quitting an office job. Being a home-based freelancer, you get more free time for your hobbies, you can wake up when you want, and accomplish tasks event at night if you are comfortable with the night shift. In fact, you take your life in your hands and guide it in a proper way. However, one question remains unanswered. What job to choose to become a freelancer? Of course, it is better to use your talents and strong sides for searching a freelance job, but if you cannot determine them, you can always try writing.
Writing is a skill that we acquire being kids and use it during all our lives. We no longer pay efforts to write something as this process has already become mechanical. But you can bring it to a new level and make writing your job.
In spite of the common belief that writing is easy and does not require much talent, in reality, to be a good writer you need to be dedicated, passionate and creative. Besides, you should work on self-improvement and find new ways of developing your personality. Several effective methods and strategies can make your start in writing career less complicated. Use them regularly and master your writing skill!
Become a passionate reader
Reading is probably the most effective way to become successful in any sphere. If you are an entrepreneur, you need to read corresponding books and articles to follow the newest trends and development of the industry. If you are a writer, you need to read as much as possible. Fiction builds a good comprehension of a style and a word choice, a professional literature helps with understanding some narrow fields, and articles and columns make your language fit to become a freelance journalist.
Write and rewrite
If you want to achieve something, you need to act. If you want to understand how to write, you need to write. In writing, practice is the only road to success. Keep writing obsessively every day. Over time, you will find your own style and create a system that will help you build strong sentences and choose effective words. Enhancing your writing, you create new opportunities to get better-paid orders and make more money.
Another aspect of mastering this skill is rewriting. First, you will not understand why you need to rewrite something that has been written by you. It will harass you to take your own piece of writing and start to replace words, change structures and make this passage suit to a totally new idea. But you will notice that rewriting makes the result better. Rewrite until you are sure that you’ve created a masterpiece. If you have the slightest doubts, keep working.
Do not be prejudiced
There is a thought that everything has been written before. Perhaps, this is true. But it should not prevent you from creating a new masterpiece. Every idea can become a new one if you create a proper atmosphere to present it. If you have something to tell the world, do not hesitate to do that. Contact publishers and agents, send your works to magazines and online blogs, become one of the guest bloggers and start to introduce your writing art to the world.
Find a platform to sell your writing
A new writer should find some ways to earn money. At freelance writing platforms, you can find thousands of potential employers who are looking for the talented writers who set low prices for their services. Of course, you should not work for free but you should also increase your cost-per-word rate gradually. At the beginning of your career, you need to take any order even if the payment is low. However, if you have experience in any field, for example, engineering or social studies, you can take orders related to these themes and set a fixed price for writing an article or a certain number of words.
Create your website
Writing is a business. And every business requires marketing to be successful and bring more income. Creating your own website, you make a step forward to become a well-known freelance writer who does not searches for the orders at online platforms but directly cooperates with clients. If you are good with online marketing, you can also promote your blog on the web and attract visitors to your site.
If this step is too complicated for you, you can always use Facebook as a site for promoting your services. You can use your personal page or create a page for your services and implement Facebook marketing tools to promote it online.
Even if you have never written for money before, it does not mean that you cannot give it a try. Perhaps, in a few months, you will become a writer with a strong portfolio and solved cases in the best marketing companies. It is also possible, that you will write your book or become an independent correspondent at one of the online magazines. Be determined and stay attached to your goals, and you will make writing your passion and the best way to earn money!
Sophia Clark is a creative writer from New York who loves to share her thoughts with readers. In my free time, she enjoys writing fiction as well as reading it. Her big dream is to publish a novel one day. Connect with her on Twitter and Google +.