5 Secrets For Becoming A Successful Freelance Writer


To become a successful freelance writer, you must be talented, willing to put in a lot of hard work and able to accept defeat (pretty much the same with all careers in the world!). At times it may be tough to admit that, but freelancing is difficult and the income is unstable, unlike your office job.

However, being a freelance writer also means you have more flexibility to your schedule and you can do whatever you want in your free time. But that also means ‘the more you work, the more you earn’.

Now, here are 5 secrets that will help you in becoming a successful freelance writer.

#1 secret – Motivation is key

Having strong motivation is so important if you decide to freelance. There is no one in the world that would ask you to work. You are the only person who could affect that decision. If you are determined to become successful, then you must be motivated to put in the hard work.

If you don’t feel motivated and not worked on any given day, you will not get paid. It’s that simple. If you are motivated though, then you have a high earning potential!

#2 secret – Only accept jobs you feel confident about

Money is attractive; yes we know that. But is it actually worth getting a job that you’re not good at and get negative feedbacks? Well, certainly not, as that would only damage your profile. Don’t risk doing that and select your jobs carefully.

#3 secret – Build client/freelancer relationship

You must be able to build a strong relationship between you and your client. If you do, you are pretty much guaranteed repeated business from him or her. That would be a major source of income and you should not underestimate it. After all, having good relationship with your client means he could refer you to other clients as well!

#4 secret – Build your portfolio

There are freelancers who would just leave their portfolio empty and that is just not smart! Before hiring you, your client WILL look at your portfolio and see what work you’ve done in the past. This would give your prospective client an idea what your quality of work might be. NEVER leave a blank portfolio in your homepage.

#5 secret – Don’t be greedy

If there are many jobs that you like and you feel capable of doing them it, then you should shortlist them and choose the best ones. Never take up too many jobs at once, as that would only put you under pressure and you will eventually lose the motivation to work as a freelance writer.

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