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How To Get The Top Notch Freelance Writing Job

If you want to begin working as a freelance writer, you should be prepared to spend a lot of time unemployed. When you first embark on your new career, jobs will be few and far between for quite a while. So how do you change that and find a steady stream of writing gigs? All it takes is finding the right job. You need to land a top notch writing gig if you really want to launch a freelance writing career; here's how to find one.

  1. 1. Sign up for freelance websites -
    • If there is a really top notch writing gig available, you can't just sit idly by and hope to hear about it through a friend.
    • You should join one of the many websites created for freelancers to find work, most are free to sign up.

  2. 2. Work smaller jobs first -
    • You don't expect to win the heavyweight title on your first fight (mostly because you're a writer and so are probably very weak and feeble), and you don't land a big writing job with no experience.
    • Accept offers to work on smaller jobs as you build up your reputation as a freelance writer.

  3. 3. Offer to do a trial project -
    • If you really want to get that big job, you might want to suggest working on a ¬†trial project for your client.
    • A trial project doesn't have to be free, but don't expect to be paid an awful lot for it.

  4. 4. Offer competitive pricing -
    • Many times, one writer is chosen over another because they offered to work for a lower price. When trying to land your first big freelance writing job, this is a good idea.
    • Be careful not to offer a price which is ridiculously low. This will make you come across as desperate and unprofessional.

  5. 5. Deliver work on the agreed date -
    • It is not enough just to land that big writing gig, you must also be able to keep it. You should always turn your work in on or before the agreed upon date.
    • Remember - Your client will likely give a review of your performance and it will affect what kind of writing jobs, if any, you'll land in the future.

So there you go. Now you are ready to get out there and find the freelance writing job that will make your career. It just better not be the same one I applied for.  

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