Friday, June 19, 2009

Tips and Tricks for Freelance Writing Success

Freelance writing can be a very lucrative career. However, success will not come overnight. Like all careers, it takes hard work, effort and dedication. I began my freelance writing career almost accidentally. I have always loved to write and did medical/technical writing professionally once I left nursing. At the end of 2007, I became ill so I had to find something that I could do from home that would also pay the bills. I started doing some research and stumbled upon Associated Content. They stated that they would pay me for writing articles. I assumed that it was too good to be true, but decided to give it a try anyway. I am glad I did. Associated Content was the springboard to my freelance writing career. When it comes to freelance writing, sometimes we just have to dive right in and go for it. Throw caution to the wind as they say. I tell you this story because I feel that it may help some aspiring freelancers.

Okay, don't give up your day job immediately if you have the choice. However, start researching some online writing sites. Sign up for a few and start writing just an article or two a week. Each month add another article per week to your quota. Once you hit the third month add another site to your freelance client list. Every other month add another freelance writing site to your client list. Once you hit your sixth month, start seeking out private clients. This is the exact journey I took and now, a year and a half later, I am a full-time freelance writer making a healthy income.

The two freelance writing sites that I would recommend to new writers is Associated Content and Text Broker.

Stay tuned for detailed reports on several freelance writing websites and other opportunities.

Monday, June 15, 2009


I will be working a lot on this blog in the coming weeks. It will start to really come to life with tons of online writing opportunities and writing resources. Once it gets rolling, this will be the only blog that you will need to read to get your freelance writing career started. This blog will also discuss my experiences with different sites and will provide information about how to better your writing and further your career. I will also discuss the many online writing scams out there that you need to avoid. This blog will be updated frequently so check back often for new content and new online writing opportunities.