Want to develop a great writing career? These days, you have unlimited options, because you can earn as you learn: there's never been a better time to be a writer.
Discover how you can kick start your freelance writing career, or boost a flagging career three simple ways. If you've always wanted to "be a writer", now's the time.
1. Blogging – Earn While You Learn How to Write
Blogging is instant publishing: you can type an article (known as a "post" in blogging terminology), and it's available to millions of readers within seconds.
Among those millions of readers are editors and other people who will buy your writing. You do not need to do anything special to attract those buyers, other than blog. You're learning while you learn. Blogging will teach you writing skills, and as your skills develop, you'll become a professional writer.
Here's a tip: the big benefit of a blog is that it gets you known as a writer – no more hunting for writing jobs.
2. Value the Outsourcing Sites
Another way to earn while you learn is via the outsourcing sites. For a new writer, these sites will teach you to grab opportunities. They'll also teach you how to parlay a few successful bids into a professional career.
If I sound as if I'm boosting these sites: I am. They're a training ground for writers, both new and established. They smooth your rough edges. You'll learn how to develop new skills. You'll also learn how to spot scammers from a mile away.
Best of all, the outsourcing sites will boost your confidence as your experience grows.
3. Write when You Do not Know How
Another big benefit of the outsourcing sites is that you'll discover that every writing job is different, and that everything you learn is applicable to everything else.
For example, let's say you're asked to write ten articles on photography and are given a collection of keywords. You do it. With that project, you've just learned how to write fast, and get it done, and now have some idea of how the search engines work.
Here's another example. You win a bid to write an ebook. Then shock, horror, you discover that your buyer is totally clueless when it comes to providing you with information, or telling you what to write.
You figure it out, and write the ebook. In one gig, you've just learned two valuable lessons. That you CAN DO IT, even when you do not know how, and also that buyers of your writing are often less knowledgeable than you are.
Experiment with these three ways to kick start your career – you'll be amazed at the results.