5 Ideas for Your Freelance Writing Career

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A freelance writing career is a rewarding one. It can also be much fun, depending on what you are writing. A successful career takes time to build, so you can slowly add new activities to it over time. Here are a few ideas to get you started. Implement them at a rate of once a week, once every two weeks, or once a month, depending on your time restraints.

  1. Create a ‘Services’ page for your site or blog that explains what services you offer, as well as the prices and terms for each type of service.

  2. Expand your writing expertise. If you generally write business letters, try creating brochures and fliers for those (or other) businesses.

  3. Consider photography. This hobby will come in handy for freelance article writers, and will save you time. You will not have to search out and attribute so many photos.

  4. Create a portfolio of your work, for keeping samples on hand in an organized manner. Bring this with you when meeting with perspective clients.

  5. Try your hand at editing as a side business. Contact website owners with your rates per page, and explain that you can help them to make their sites look more professional.

These ideas are just the tip of the iceberg. Feel free to share your own ideas.


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About Shannon L. Buck

Hello. My name is Shannon, and I'm a single mother of two young adult daughters, and Memay to one precious Little Man. I work as a writer from my home in Orono, Maine, and as a Front Desk Agent at an inn. Writing is my life, second only to my daughters. I enjoy writing nonfiction, as well as fiction in a number of genres. At some point, I would like to travel. It would be a true writing adventure.