With all the financial problems facing everyone these days, coming straight on the back of all the Covid restrictions, it’s hardly surprising people are looking to earn more money. But you CAN earn money by getting started as a freelance writer.
Do you want to earn some extra cash?
Do you want to do something worthwhile that might turn from a side hustle into a full-time job?
Are you a bit worried that you don’t have the time to do anything extra?
Well, now you’re here, you can stop worrying.
Everyone can start as a freelance writer
This site is all about showing you how you can create a new career starting with nothing. You don’t need a lot of time to start with, you can fit it in between looking after small children if you’re a stay-at-home parent, or after work if you work a full-time job. You don’t even need any money to get going. Yes, you’ll need some to expand and get more clients, but you can start off with absolutely nothing, just a love of writing and an ability to want to learn.
I’m not going to lie, it’s going to take work, but there’s no such thing as a free lunch, right?
It is possible, though. If you can write, you can earn money. And yes, that means you too!
Have you ever written any emails or letters? Yes? Perfect! Then you have the beginnings of a writer.
I’m not saying you won’t need to improve your skills. No one is at the top of their profession without working at it. However, with practice, you can sell your skills and be the freelance writer you’ve always dreamed of.
If you can write well, that’s great. You’re starting off with an advantage. If your writing is full of spelling mistakes, or dreadful grammar – well, it will be a harder beginning. But there are things to help with that, like Grammarly for instance (there are free versions of similar packages. I’m doing a post on that soon and I’ll put the link here when it’s published). And practice will help with all of that. Most of all, you need to write in the way that helps the people you’re writing for.
How to change your writing to help businesses
It’s almost impossible to run a successful business these days without having an online presence. And instead of paying large amounts for advertising (which doesn’t always work, because it’s not necessarily targeting the correct audience) businesses are realising that well-written blogs and articles on their website can help bring the right customers in. And that’s where you come in.
You know what it’s like. If you want to buy something, often you’ll go online and google the product, and maybe some reviews. If the website that you land on (because it tells you more information about the product with reviews) also sells the product, you may even purchase then and there. Even without a purchase, in-depth blogs and articles about the topic you searched on, can instil in you confidence that this particular business is knowledgeable, which may make you buy from them in the future.
If you can write like this, so that you can persuade people to buy or to follow a business, they’ll reward you handsomely. After all, blog posts and articles will continue to be part of their online presence as long as they want, and cost far less than flash-in-the-pan advertising.
Where do you start?
If you haven’t done any writing before, it can be a daunting prospect to put yourself out there as a freelance writer. And I know exactly how it feels – I had zero idea about what to do when I started. But there are ways to get going as efficiently as possible.
If you feel you’d like some help starting your new career, download my free PDF blueprint on what you’ll need to do to be a freelance writer (the link is in the sidebar). It’ll help you get started if you are starting from scratch, but it can also help if you’ve had a go as a freelance writer but aren’t having much success.