Chances are you have grand plans for this summer and could use some extra cash to carry them out. Truth is, some extra money never hurts. Sometimes motivated by necessity, sometimes by our wants, people are always searching for new ways to fund themselves. In twenty first century Internet has opened up countless opportunities for people to turn a profit. Never before has it been so easy to make money while doing something you are passionate about.
Can I make some extra cash this summer by working as a freelance writer online?
If writing is your passion, you can make it a source of profit. Add a some creativity to the mix and with the right skills, it is even possible to make a small fortune. Let us explore the ways it is possible to turn a profit by writing.
Specialize! You will stand out!
Time to decide what writing you are going to bring to the market. It is possible to write about pretty much anything. Whether it is journalism you like or physics, any field of study can offer a lot of topics to write about. When it comes to the quality of the material, the best works come from the experts in the field. Nobody prohibits you from writing about anything you like, but by specializing you bring something unique to the table.
One person cannot be an expert in everything, so it is important for you to find something you are knowledgeable and passionate about. This will make the process much faster and easier by saving you time and effort it takes to acquire the knowledge about your subject. In other words, try to write about something you know. Not only will it help you create quality content, but also make the process easier.
A simple way to choose your niche is to write about what you currently study in college/university. Chances are, you are more knowledgeable in the area than an average person and this will help you create great content. Some people start taking orders from clients regardless of the subject of the writing assignment. This may not be the best strategy for long term as sooner or later the quality of the work can fall below the client’s expectations and hurt your reputation as a writer, which brings us to the next step.
Get in touch with your potential clients
When it comes to making money, follow the simplest economic concept of supply and demand. In this case you are the supplier and the content you write is your product. In order for your product to sell, there has to be a demand for it. Assuming you have decided what you will specialize in writing, you have the supply part covered, all that is left is to fill in the “demand” part of the equation.
Here are ways you can do that:
- First way is to communicate with people in your area, advertise your services by word of mouth. This may prove fruitful if you are an outgoing person and there are people in the area that require writing services. The drawbacks of this method is that there may not be enough people requiring your writing services in your area and you are on your own when it comes to collecting payment, which leaves you vulnerable to scams. In this case, it is best to expand your area of search and establish a reliable way of getting paid.
- Second method is the one most freelancers use. Register on a freelance platform like Upwork. This is one of the places people go to when they are in need of writing services. A freelance platform will allow you to get in touch with potential clients from all over the world. Most freelance platforms also provide you with a secure way to get paid for your work. All you need to register is a desire to write an email, and a bank account.
- Getting in touch with an essay writing service is another way of getting yourself some writing work. Essaypro.com is one of such platforms where people to go in order to buy an essay. Reputable writing services typically have a rigorous hiring process to ensure that only highly competent writers work with them.
When it comes to any profession, building trust with your clients ensures a productive business relationship. Large companies have a rigorous hiring process to ensure they hire only the best specialists. This is done to ensure high quality products and/or services the company provides. In turn, the company is able to maintain a reputation for delivering with high quality.
Being a reputable specialist in your area is the only way to ensure money comes to you in the long run. This is especially true for freelancers. Reputation can make or break your freelance writing career. People who use freelance writing services often do it on a regular basis. There are lots of freelancers out there, but if you have high credibility, then the clients will come to you. Good reputation and credibility is what separates few great freelancers from the rest.
Always meet the deadlines!
There is a simple way to build a reputation of a great writer. Provide high quality content on time and receive good rating and reviews if you work through a freelance platform. Higher rating translates into more clients in the future. Also keep in mind that it is crucial to meet deadlines. Regardless of how awesome your writing piece turned out to be it may be useless if delivered late. Nothing says you are reliable like your ability to deliver on time. As long as your writing meets the requirements of the client and is delivered in a timely manner, in 99% of cases, your client will be satisfied. With that said, please keep in mind that it is not about writing something fast. It is about communicating with your client and setting a realistic deadline so you do not have to sacrifice quality of your work in order to deliver on time.
Freelance writing is not a job for everyone. If you do not like writing, you will find it extremely difficult and dissatisfying to do it for living. However, if you are passionate and see yourself as a writer, then freelance writing can turn out to be a profitable activity for you. Connect with your potential clients and wait for their orders, freelance platforms can help you optimize the process. Make sure you are able to deliver on time and keep the quality up to par. Remember that your reputation and credibility is what will keep clients coming back.