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Looking For Freelance Remote Writing Jobs: 5 Useful Tips

So you want to be a remote writer, eh? Write from home, write on the road - paid without having to go into a stuffy office environment every single day of your life? Well, all the power to you. It’s an excellent career choice, but be warned - breaking into the industry can be tough. You might not make a lot of money to start off with, but it’ll be worth it in the end. Stick with it, and guaranteed you’ll eventually thank yourself for doing so and following your dreams.

5 Useful Tips on Freelance Writing Jobs

  1. Look online
  2. There are so many writing jobs online; you just have to find one that fits your niche. Check out many freelancing websites. Chances are, there are a lot of employers looking for people just like you, wanting to give you a chance at becoming a remote writer.

  3. Look in local papers
  4. This is a good opportunity also to get involved in your community. Many little local papers work on a volunteer basis. This is a perfect way to start off your writing career by offering to do a few pro-bono jobs for the paper. Once they see how well you can work, perhaps they’ll give you paid writing gigs. Exhaust all of your resources, and you’ll find that they’ll pay off.

  5. You can’t be too picky (at first).
  6. Let’s face it - you’re not going to get your dream writing gig right away. At first, you’ll have to hunker down and write about things that don’t interest you. The point here is to be good at it. Because…

  7. Your employer will give you good reviews
  8. Your employer will most likely rate you either positively or negatively. Even if you don’t like the topic that you’re working on, put effort into it, and you’ll find that you will get rewarded. The higher review, the more likely that other, higher-end jobs will come around.

  9. You need to work
  10. This may seem like a no-brainer, but, unfortunately, a lot of people underestimate the amount of time that has to be spent working. If you’re writing from home, you must have the discipline to dedicate a chunk of your day to your writing jobs. You may even consider getting a paid part-time job on the side, and then writing when you’re not at that job, just until the writing kicks off full time.


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