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What to know, if you wish to be a freelance writer - Part I

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A career in writing a challenging job. But once you make an entry, turning back is only an option. Prior to the launch of Internet, the writing profession was only limited to novelists, song writers and poets. The success of Internet has brought many writing opportunities and in fact paved the way for owning a career in writing.

But how to be a six-figure earning writer? This is a very big task for non-native English writers. What are the essentials to be a successful commercial Internet writer..

Take note of the below image, a search result for the query "how to be a six-figure earning writer." There is much guidance available online, but it is really important to know, in which line, you wish to be a six-figure earning writer.




Find out your own favorite or niche that you can write about, in order to gain expert skill. There are plenty of areas available for you to gain a lot of practice and some of these are :

- Technology. viz., mobiles, laptops, tablets, Internet, software, Internet marketing






- Health and fitness viz., healthy food, weight loss, diet, work and diet balance, fitness exercises etc.,


 


- Small business ideas and management (2016 Google Trend Report)





While there are many opportunities to succeed online, first you need to choose your interested area, before you start focusing on that niche.

Put your efforts to the fullest in order to gain mastery over the topic.  You could well begin this task by owning your blog and take good research for every blog post to organize information.

True that you can start off directly and add your own knowledge, opinions and discuss about facts. Know that your readers will stay on your blog posts, as long as it is engaging and delivers high-end knowledge.

Therefore, every word and fact matters most when you are writing. Further this is your investment to promote your expertise.

Aim for a goal that you are recognized for your expertise and know-how, so that your services are greatly in demand.

How much time does it take for you to be a successful writer in your niche

 If you dedicate about 12-15 hours per day and publish blog posts more informatively and get more traffic and comments, it is already apparent that your writing has won the appreciation of audience.

Make your blog posts longer and link-building so that your audience can only refer to the sources you have added.

It is a good idea to start with one niche and then extend it in sub-categories. Example, healthy food, diet that helps health, foods that keep away chronic diseases, foods that help for fitness,

First and foremost, you need knowledge and that is achieved by publishing more. Make your blog posts not only informative but also engaging to get more clients, comments and shares.

Steps involved to write a blog post:

- Start off writing to prepare a draft

- Include relevant images

- Use sources wherever required

- Make it a long post between 1000-2000 words

- Share your Email and website

- Recommend sources for further reading

Check your grammar, if you non-native speaker


Check your grammar, if you non-native speaker

Writing a error-free English has always been a priority. Read some of the popular websites online and that will give you an idea to be able to improve your writing style. Practice a lot of writing and also read frequently. Try to rewrite published articles and this will help you to improve your vocabulary.

Make it a practice to take online grammar tests:


- Free online English grammar test


- Oxford practice grammar online


- free english grammar test


Be courageous to accept rejections 

Never be disappointed with rejections. These are bound to come with the fact that the requirements and point-of-focus may vary and you need to revise.

To avoid rejections, follow these points :

- Understand the needs of client

- Have an outline of write to write and the highlight areas

- Give an introduction, body and conclusion

- Give priority to only those points that have referred by client

- Be ready to accept rejection and willing to re-do it.

Conclusion

There is ever growing need for freelance writers and your quality matters most. So aim for writing quality articles and blog posts, and this will surely put you on top of the freelance writing career.

There are many good prospects, and your earnings may go up to $ 10 per hour.
Read articles in the following websites:

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