Archive for March, 2010

How to open a bank account for wire transfer

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

If you want to open a bank account for wire transfer you should first of all determine what type of account you want. Then determine what services are the most important for you -low prices, ATM, Internet banking or any other. The next step is to go to the bank you have chosen, fill out an application and provide the bank with money to open the account. You will be given an account number.

Then, if you wish to transfer money from a bank account, make sure that you have sufficient funds to cover the transaction. Name the receiver of the money (freelance writer in our case) you are sending and his bank account number. Note the routing number of the bank or financial institution that holds the account the money is being sent to. Do not forget to mention the bank account number and routing number of the account you are sending the money from. It is easy to open a bank account — just follow our instructions.

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.


Starting out as a freelance writer

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

You have excellent writing skills, looking for writing jobs and think you may become a good freelance writer? But you do not know how to start doing a freelance writing job? We are here to help you become one of the most brilliant freelance writers who do profitable and flexible writing business. We want to advise you how to do the first steps successfully and be in charge of your time, lifestyle and your income.

When you start mastering any profession, you read a lot of literature concerning it, try to find all available information to be in the picture. We offer you some simple instructions which will certainly help a newcomer to acquire valuable information provided by experienced essay writers and freelance writers. This article is also rather informative for those who already know what freelance writing is but want to find something new. Follow our simple instruction step by step and get acquainted with the information you need to use your writing skills and perform a freelance writing job successfully.

First of all, ask yourself whether you have writing skills. If you answer this question positively, then you get a green card. But do not think it will not take your efforts to become a freelance writer. You prepare your unique resume which contains all the achievements you already have and post it on all online writing jobs portals you may. Do not expect immediate calls for interviews. It may take some time, be patient and wait. It should not dampen your spirit to move further. Be sure- you will get the call which will change your life for the better and you will finally get your freelance writing job. And here comes one of the most difficult tasks- your first assignment.

Now it is the time to believe in writing skills you really have and prove it performing the best work you may. Try to write following all requirements but still do not lose your personality while writing. Let it be a unique masterpiece of your own aiming at pleasing the target audience. Believe me it is such a great satisfaction when the client likes your writing. This is actually what boosts your confidence.

And since then you begin to make your own business plan which describes what you are going to do and what you need to achieve your final goal. Make sure you have enough knowledge about the subject areas you are writing in to make yourself credible to clients, editors and readers. Developing a marketing plan for a new subject area can take some time. Sometimes it may take even a year or two. Just let it be as it should, if a year is needed, then be patient. Don’t quick the events. Freelance writing is a business, but it is also a lifestyle that takes courage and your fortitude.

Becoming a freelance writer isn’t easy in the beginning, but you will find it fun and rewarding. It’s worth the effort so do not give up even when you have any problems at the first steps of performing your freelance writing job. The most important thing when you start out on your own is to believe in yourself and not to loose your confidence. Have patience and make all efforts even in a small assignment.

To become a professional freelance writer except for your writing skills you will surely need:

●     An efficient laptop/desktop with a high-speed Internet connection;

●     Excellent typing skills because sometimes the orders you may get must be performed in some hours and the speed of your typing skills plays an important role;

●     A phone connection which allows you to connect with your clients. Do not forget to provide a phone number in all your professional correspondences and try to make yourself available on it;

●     Books. Surprised? But you should not be! Books help you to avoid cliché expressions and will always keep your language fresh. Moreover, essay writers very often break the rules of grammar. But when you know them inside out you will not do such mistakes.

Advantages of freelance writing jobs:

●     It gives you freedom which you do not get when you are working for others;

●     You earn extra money for your living and are in charge of your income;

●     You may work at home (even at nights) and combine your job with freelance writing opportunities;

●     You will have the job that best show your abilities and strengths.

Every person will find something interesting in freelance writing jobs. If you have some problems at first, do not be quick to give it up. Patience and creativity is what will surely help you to become a brilliant freelance writer.

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.

Freelance writing — the job you dreamed about

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

Just imagine. Morning. No alarm clock. No hurrying to the office you can not stand any more… no traffic jam and no boss who punishes you for being late again. Seems a dream for you? It may easily come true with freelance writing. You may work at home when you want (even at nights) and earn money for a living. You will be in demand, do the work you really like to and have time for your personal life. No jokes! Freelance writers enjoy such a life and you may become one of them if you want to. Many people around the world are essay writers, some are freelance writers who make extra money or even give up their regular job make a full-time career out of freelance writing.

This profession is good for those people who are educated, ambitious and have writing skills but are to busy with their kids and domestic responsibilities. Yes, I mean women, first of all. But the freelance writing opportunities are plentiful and there is really enough work for all. If you have original thinking, you will make a decent living from freelance writing jobs.

Being a freelance writer you are entitled to control and flexibility. You should have writing skills, I would even say a kind of passion for writing and an excellent command over the English language. Deadline is what limits you (not boss or your manager any more, just the deadline fixed by your client) and the Internet (high-speed Internet is preferred because time is your money) is what helps you. Consistency and sincerity are very crucial components in determining success as a freelance writer.

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