Saturday, March 16, 2013

Freelance Writer's Earning an Online Income

There are many options for freelance writers to earn a decent honest income online, doing what you love.You won't earn an income instantly, but over a course of a short period of time, you will gain more clients, get more writing jobs and before you know it your making a good income.

I am going to give you a few tips and tricks to earning money as a writer over the next few days. Everyday I will write about a different way for you to start earning. The one thing you need to remember is that in order to make money you have to work. 

Being a writer takes patience and the ability to write, and write well. Anyone can write, but the quality of your writing is what is going to sell your articles and make you money. 

You are going to want to sign up for Elance. The first thing you want to do after you sign up is verify your account through the email that they send to you. After your account is verified, log in and start working on your profile.  Make sure that you sell yourself well. Don't add too many links to your profile but do add a link to a website that you have a published article, blog or e-book posted on. A great place for you to publish your work, for experience and to use to retain work and gain clients is (look me up once your there) Selfgrowth allows you to make a profile and submit articles, about 24 to 48 hours later your article will be published. Use these articles as a work sample and to brand yourself as an author, journalist and experienced writer. Another great tip: HAVE YOUR OWN BLOG! ( like this one) Keep it updated and link it to your profiles on selfgrowth and Elance and any other sites your a part of.

Be very detailed about your skills. If you can write articles, blog posts, reviews, e-books, sales copy, etc make sure that you include all of that. Elance will send you your job recommendations daily based on your skills. 

Check your emails when you get them and check the job opportunities frequently ( a few times a day). If you find a job your interested in, and believe that you can do well, then write a proposal and submit it. Your proposal is very important, so make sure it stands out, add any links to your blogs and published articles in this proposal. When trying to figure out your rate of pay for the job, look at the average proposal rate, the high and the low, then think about how much time it is going to take you to complete it. Do not low-ball yourself, this may mean you won't get all the jobs you want but if someone wants quality writing then they are going to pay for it. 

Once your proposal has been submitted, it may take a few days to get accepted if you do. Don't let it get to you if you get denied, just keep submitting proposals. You will get a job. 

I personally submitted over 20 proposals before I got an acceptance. Once I got my first job, within 24 hours after I received 2 more jobs. So in about 48 hours I was hired for $150 worth of work.

Keeping in touch with the employer is very important. Make sure you can handle being critiqued and that you can meet deadlines. Not all of the jobs have deadlines but that doesn't mean that you want to put it off until the last minute.

Make sure you know EXACTLY what the employer wants because some of the jobs are vague, so get all of the details you can.

Once you have written the article, blog or whatever you were hired to do, run it through, this will allow you to make sure your work is original, so there are no issues. You want all content to be original, unless the employer says otherwise (which is rare)

After the job is complete make sure you go to Elance and check job completed so that you can get paid. After you do this and the employer does this, Elance will release your money to your paypal account. 

You can work on as many jobs as you can handle at a time, but do not place all of your eggs in one basket. Sign up to as many freelance writing sites as you can handle. The more sites your signed up to the more money you can make.

I wish you luck and much success!! ~JOIN TODAY~ It's FREE TO JOIN AND WORK FROM!