Posts Tagged ‘Freelance writing’

Freelance writers and deadlines: do have they anything in common?

Friday, April 16th, 2010

Like it or not, deadlines are an inseparable part of being a freelance writer. There is no green light to ignore a deadline if you are doing writing jobs. It is a mutually agreed thing between you, as a freelance, and a client. It is he who sets a deadline for the order.

Setting deadlines is quite natural because there are actually no orders without deadlines. If you are a freelance writer, just try to remember at least some orders that were made by the client without specifying the time of performance or due data. I’m sure, you didn’t have such projects because successful online writing jobs presuppose delivering a quality project to a client under the set deadline.

The majority of freelance writers like it because they are well-principled and because for most of us it is better to fulfill the job having a certain time for it.

Management always adjusts things to tighten up the schedules. Moreover, deadlines mean that essay writers always have some work to do. If you do not manage to complete the work before the deadline, you may contact your client with a simple phone call or email and explain the situation that makes the job impossible to be done on time. Besides a client himself may contact you and postpone the data of performance.

Sharing Preferences in Freelance Writing

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

Freelance writing gives you a possibility to work at home. All writers choose the most convenient time for working and orders which are interesting for them. Some like to work at night, others – the whole day through. Some freelance writers find it impossible to work under stress while others consider such a state to be the only one that is good for writing. I know some freelancers who sit on their favourite sofas with laptops and create perfect articles. At the same time other people prefer to write using papers and pencils. Listening to music inspires some people but disturbs others making it impossible to do their job. Some people come up with ideas when they are not writing and when they get to writing they do it much faster. This list of preferences may be continued and I am sure that you will easily find your own way of writing here.

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Appropriate Technology means Freelance writers’ Success.

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

You may ask: Why so many people all around the world are so successful in freelance writing? Is it just their writing skills and experience in freelance writing job which help them to become well-to-do in their career? Of course, talent plays one of the most important roles in freelance writing but still without technology all freelance writer’s ideas would not be realized. Technology allows writers to stay in touch with the people that help to get the freelance writing jobs well done. It also helps to access all necessary information for creating brilliant papers.

If you are going to become a freelance writer, look at technology you will surely need in your home office.
•    Computer.
Without a computer your job is impossible to be fulfilled. Actually, it’s even better to have a laptop with Internet of high speed and continuous success. This technology allows freelance writers to stay always in touch with clients and get money for the job.
•    Phone
You’d better have a cell phone with standard options (voice mail) and make sure it is a separate It helps people to get in touch with you and make your business streamline.
•    Printer/ Scanner/ Fax
Freelancers need a scanner to use online fax programs instead of purchasing their own fax. But still it’s convenient to have some sort of fax capability for freelance writers.
•    Data Security.

Freelance writing job means secure data. So make sure that your computer has a hardware firewall and a software-based firewall.

•    Website and Email
You should have a website (better SEO website) with your online portfolio and resume. If you making new business, be sure the content of your website is quality. Freelance writers also need a professional email address.
•    Digital camera with video.
This technology allows to take pictures and to upload them to websites. It also helps to film short videos for promotional purposes.
Freelance writing jobs give you opportunity to work from home but still technology is needed to become a well-off freelance writer. Be successful and enjoy freelance career.

Payment methods available for freelance writers

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

As soon as you become a freelance writer and get an order, you should let your client know the way you would like to receive payments. Specify it, whether it will be Paypal, bank transfer/wire transfer, cheque or any other way convenient for you. This will allow clients to make appropriate arrangements on time. Moreover, this allows you and a client to discuss and come up with something that is convenient for both of you.

payments for freelance writing jobs

If you work for some freelance community, you usually receive your payments not from a client directly but from the company because they find clients for you. And they guarantee that you will receive your payments twice a month. In most cases the orders that are processed from the 1st to the 15th of the month are paid on the 1st to the 3rd of the next month, and the orders processed on the 16th and the 31st of the month will be paid on the 15th to the 18th of the next month. But different companies offer certain methods of payment, for example only Paypal or wire transfer. You should discuss it with the company before performing the first task.

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How I became a freelance writer

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

At first I thought my friends were joking telling me about a freelance writing job. I knew almost nothing about this profession although I graduated from the university with a diploma of an interpreter/translator. But in my case the word «almost» played the decisive role. «What I knew about it at that moment?» you may ask. Hmm…freelance writers should have excellent writing skills. Frankly speaking, I doubted whether I really had them. Yes, I wrote various essays at university, some articles for the newspaper when I was at school (my mom dreamed about it and I decided to come up to her expectations) and that’s all. Is it enough to become a writer who, as far as I knew, should be a creative person? My friends convinced me that online writing job was exactly what I was looking for. What was left for me when they all as one advised me to try? I fulfilled the necessary form, send some extracts of my writing and waited for the answer from the experienced essay writers.

Now I am an experienced freelance writer who knows all the nuances of this profession and may give you some pieces of advice. The first my advice- do not be afraid to practice something new, especially freelance writing. Try to master it and you will be satisfied with the results and your own achievements. 5 years ago I was feeling lack of worth in myself. I wanted to do something which can get me money but I wanted this profession to be interesting at the same time. Why didn’t I work as an interpreter? I got married right after graduating from the university and now I have 2 children who need me all the time. It was unreasonable to stay at home without earning money. And my friends saved me and my family thanks to the ad they accidentally cut a sign of at one of the Internet sites which offered freelance writer jobs.

If you have the Internet at home and are looking for work-at-home freelance writing opportunities, have writing skills and want to become successful at what you are doing – do not hesitate. Use your chance and who knows may be in a year or two we will become colleagues in the field of freelance writing.

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