If you’re thinking about becoming a freelance fiction writer, then it can be a very good idea to pick a genre that you wish to specialise in. When thinking of good genre to specialise in, you may wish to think about what books you enjoy reading yourself, and which style of writing you think you’ll excel at. Another thing to consider is how profitable the various genres and niches may be; for example, romantic fiction can be highly popular when it comes to eBooks, whereas other genres only have small markets, but are also potentially less competitive.
As a result, you need to determine whether or not you want to focus on a large, competitive market, or a smaller but less competitive market.
It may be that you wish to write your own novels and stories; however, it can sometimes be easier to get started as a writer if you ghostwrite projects for other people. Although you may not get the praise for the final work, you also avoid taking any risks associated with whether or not the work will sell.
To help you win ghostwriting jobs, it can be a good idea to put forward a portfolio of your best work. Ideally, you will have some short stories that you can provide, or excerpts from larger pieces of work, such as novellas or novels.
Equally, if any of your stories have been published on any websites or in any magazines or other publications, then it can be good idea to reference these, as it demonstrates your capabilities to do the work.
If you are thinking about becoming a ghostwriter then be careful which jobs you choose to take on. There are plenty of freelance writing websites where you can find work; however, the demands of some of the clients in comparison to the pay that they are willing to offer simply mean that many of the jobs are not worth bothering with.
Finally, whether you choose to be a ghostwriter or you want to create your own books - which can be done through many of the self-publishing sites online - you need to think of the right price to charge, which will need to cover any costs, and provide you will be to live off. Be careful not to undersell yourself, but potentially be prepared to strike a deal if it makes a difference between having some work to do or not having any work to do.