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Freelance Writing For Beginners: How To Make Money Writing

By Angela Booth

If you’d like to make money writing, it’s easier than it’s ever been. There are hundreds of thousands of websites online eager to hire you today. You can set up your own full-time career quickly.

Do you need writing talent? Beginning writers always worry about talent. Here’s what’s more important: the desire to write, and the determination to sit at your computer and do it. Writing is a skill you develop the same way you become skilled at anything: with practice.

I sold my first freelance writing efforts in the early 1980s. In those days, you weren’t paid to learn: you served your apprenticeship and learned, before you started to sell.

Nowadays, you earn as you learn. Every business online needs content, so you get paid to practice.

Here’s how to get started.

1. Set up a personal blog at any one of the free blogging services online, and start to write — you can choose any topic you please. The idea of blogging is that it accustoms you to others reading your words.

While you’re doing this, explore blogs online. There are huge multi-blogger blogs which earn millions in income, and many more tiny one-person blogs which make next to nothing. You’ll realize that blogging is easy, and that you can indeed write.

2. Comment on others’ blogs. Make your comments interesting and perceptive: spend some time on it. The idea here is to make contacts and get to know other bloggers.

Next, approach bloggers and ask whether you could write a guest post. Writing for other bloggers, although you’re writing for free, builds your confidence. It also gets you known.

3. Got confidence? By now, you should be feeling good about your abilities, so offer your blogging services for small payments. You’ll get clients fast.

Yes, these initial writing jobs are tiny, but they give you gifts which are work more than money. You’ll get comfortable with people who hire you, and you’ll establish yourself.

I hope the above process sounds simple to you. That’s because it is. However, be aware that it’s also powerful, and if you follow it, you will soon have a highly profitable freelance writing career.

Now’s the time to build a great freelance writing career. Get the writing tips you need at Angela Booth’s writing blog. You’ll love Angela’s training courses and writing classes too — they take you from beginner to pro, fast.

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