There are too many topics circulating in the world. They all require some enlightenment. Just as they get their piece of fame online, they desire content to adorn their credentials. Therein resides the need for the services of a freelance writer.
From a distance, it appears that freelance writing is only about blogging. Blogging has gained exponential popularity over the years and dominates the online world in context to content. However, there are other regimes as well, which can pay enough and demand scathing enquiries.
You may become a newspaper columnist, a ghost writer or a contributor for journals. You may pen pieces for corporate circles, contribute to fashion magazines or delve in the legal angles. You may carve a niche in business writing or even become a sex writer, writing erotic pieces. There is scope for data entry as well.
All of these are promising freelance jobs and require preparation and discipline. Some works need daily articles and some eke out meeting of weekly deadlines. Some ask for prominent knowledge of the genre and some like data entry necessitate discipline and hard work.
You need to start with several emphatic cover letters announcing your forte; the type of writing you wish to take and the grounding you have in that. Suggest that you are willing to undergo any tests. Many clients seek brilliance in fresh writers and sum the aspirants up with tests and analysis.
Once you are through the first hurdle and have bagged your first assignment, give your best at least in the initial stages. Send perfectly proof-read articles within the time-frame and remain amenable to more work. Let the clients absorb your willingness to do the work. This is an attribute which will get you more and more jobs in future.
Look also for the references and ratings you can acquire even at the cost of demanding less pay for initial work. This will open the treasure trove. All the while, enhance your knowledge on the theme or subject you wish to cover as a freelance writer.
Remember to keep fluent communication streams with your clients. Don’t ignore any client or treat his work frivolously. In the freelance genre, word-of-mouth publicity has a significant impact. Create an environment where all your clients think highly or at least well of you.
Keep an active social media profile. There is every chance that credible work will pour from that vessel as well.