Tips for Beginner Freelance Writers

Being a freelance writer is one of the most rewarding careers, both spiritually and financially. However, it is sometimes quite overwhelming. Although it is a great resource, it is sometimes misused by the beginners. Here are some pieces of advice that will help you create a great career in this field.

Easy Tips for Writers Beginners

Find a Perfect Niche for You

It is always much easier and more pleasant to do something you love. If you are interested in vegetarianism or saving the whales, trust me, there is a market for you. If you pick many different subjects for your writing, you will very soon become overwhelmed by multiple demands and upcoming deadlines.

You have to realize that choosing a subject that is well-paid but is not interesting for you does not really make the material actually fun to write. I personally was earlier guilty of this myself. This is awful if you choose writing about Chemical Mysteries because it is paid a dollar per word, but you hate chemistry.

You can create a list limited to about ten niches that are interesting for you and then select your top three. Once you determine your top niche or niches, you will speed up your job search and will soon be getting paid to do what you love.

Do not Despise Humble Beginnings

Do you dream about having anything printed in Cosmopolitan or National Geographic? Many other freelance writers do so as well.

By starting with humble beginnings, you will get the necessary experience which is required for pursuing top-notch magazines. If you have a little or even no experience, the best thing you can do is writing for small online magazines, trade journals, and guest posts on blogs or other websites.

Here are some reasons why freelance writing for trade journals is actually good:

  • You can start writing even with little or no experience at all.
  • It is a part of a hidden market and therefore less competitive.
  • Contrary to common belief, trade journals can pay just as well as the big press.
  • Later it will look very good on a resume.

Writing guest posts is also a nice opportunity. With numerous great blogs out there, the possibilities for beginning freelancers are endless. Keep in mind that even big popular blogs require content help. This can at least provide you with published clips which you can show potential clients.