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10 Common Mistakes To Avoid While Looking For Internet Freelance Writing Jobs


When it comes to looking for freelance writing jobs on the Internet, there are many mistakes that individuals make. Ten common examples have been listed below.

  1. Bidding too high jobs
  2. One problem that many writers make is that they will bid too high on any opportunities that they find and, therefore, miss out on the opportunity altogether.

  3. Bidding too lower for jobs
  4. Just as some people will place bids that are too high, others will be too low, which means that they can be missing out on money. Ultimately, it is best to assess how much you are worth, and ensure your big reflects this.

  5. Spending too much time looking for work
  6. Rather than wasting time writing job proposals that will not lead to work, it is worth spending a couple of minutes to quickly research the client’s job history before making any bid. If it doesn’t look like it would be worth working for them, then just ignore the opportunity.

  7. Failing to address the needs of the client when writing a job proposal
  8. It is important that you read any job description, and address the requirements that you discover, rather than simply listing your qualifications and achievements.

  9. Not looking on enough sources
  10. To give you the best chance of success, you should use multiple freelance websites to find work, rather than relying on just one.

  11. Ignoring the possibility of finding private clients
  12. As well as looking on dedicated freelance websites, you can use the Internet to research private clients, who will often be more lucrative than those that you will find advertising jobs on freelance websites.

  13. Not filling out a profile page
  14. If you are given the opportunity to produce a profile page then ensure that all the sections have been adequately filled out.

  15. Being scared to try new things
  16. Whilst you may specialise in a particular niche, do not be afraid to try new things, even if it feels outside your comfort zone. This will help to increase the number of opportunities available to you.

  17. Not communicating enough
  18. Ensure that you communicate during the writing process, but also after the job is done, as this can help to win repeat clients.

  19. Poor time management
  20. Be sure to manage your time effectively, so that you are not procrastinating when you should be working, and that you are able to have free time as well.

 

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