As for writing courses, I don’t think it’s necessary. Instead I would do more of a freelance writing business course like mine or others. Write Your Way to Your First $1k helps you with getting your business up and some writing tips for blogging. This blog also has some great resources for writing: https://elnacain.com/blog/improve-samples-new-freelance-writer/ and https://elnacain.com/blog/writing-mistakes/


To some writers, writing online content is basically equivalent to journalism. They contribute articles to e-zines, corporate blogs, and other such places on the web. Yet more content writers spend their days working exclusively for small businesses, and some even write content for government websites.  Content writers are full-time employees and independent contractors. We are SEO specialists and html experts. We’re reporters, experts, comedians, and salespeople. We’re the filter and the amplifier that sends your voice out into the universe, and when used effectively, we are the keys to success on the web.
I want to create my own blog, I have a few essays prewritten, could be fine blog posts to my mind. To be honest I am not sure from where to start. I think I will follow your advice about cold pitching and maybe practice in writing a little. Who knows, maybe I will be lucky to find some freelance writing jobs. Recently I was surfing the internet and found this site writorial.com. They say they always have available freelance writing jobs.
Content writers might enroll in electronic writing certificate programs. These programs are available at the undergraduate and graduate levels and offer courses in such topics as Web design, blogging, wikis, electronic rhetoric, and technical writing. In many cases, employers are more considered about writing and grammar skills than with education. Many employers require a writing test to be completed by applicants.
Thanks for this list. It is really helpful. I recently decided to try freelance writing, and I was accepted for an online writing gig site. This acceptance has boosted my confidence to much. Just to know they liked my writing sample and said yes means a lot to me. Now, I am sure I can apply anywhere, and even if it is a no from others, I still have my yes to hold on to that keeps me going. Great post.
Hey Elna! I am currently working towards breaking into the field of freelance editing and your advice has helped me immensely. I’ll be finishing my degree this year and I’ve been feeling anxious about future job opportunities (and lack thereof). After reading this, I feel so much more at ease. Do you have any tips for students who still need to gain experience?

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Hi Elna, thank you so much for sharing!!! I have recently become interested with the idea of freelance-writing. Most of the things I have written, are in story form, and have never been read by anyone out side of my close group of friends. However, I have always been told that I have a gift, and I do enjoy writing. So, I thought, maybe, I’d try getting free-lance writing a shot. Thank you so much for these great tips!
Hi Elna my name is Margie Bilyeu-Clark. I read the twenty ways to become a freelance writer and I am actually writing to books for fun and I am good at it I would like to join in on the writing fun. The tips were great and I enjoy writing I never knew there was such a thing as this until I seen your name pop up and I was curious about what you do and it sounds like what I like to do in my spare time.
Plagiarism is copying someone else's work (in this case, a quotation, sentence, article, review, essay, essay, etc.) and assigning it to yourself, thus concealing the real author. We divide plagiarisms into explicit, hidden, total, partial and autoplagic. Open plagiarism is one of the most common types and consists in taking over the entire work or a specific fragment and signing it with your own name. The other one is hidden plagiarism, that is, assigning a certain part of the work, not to mention its actual creator. The third type is total plagiarism, and as the name suggests, it is based on the total stealing of a given job. The fourth is partial plagiarism - in this case we are talking about assigning some elements from a given work and signing them as our own creation. The last one is autoplagiat, and it is based on copying one's own work, which has already been published earlier. Universities and schools have anti-plagiarism systems that check the originality of the work. These programs have the option of blocking or invalidating a given work, it may also lead to the person being held criminally liable. So how do you avoid this unpleasant situation? One of the methods is the synonymization and paraphrase of the text, that is, the modification of the original text while maintaining its meaning. It is most often about transferring information in your own words. But what do you do when you run out of words? Our mixer of synonyms will help in generating unique content using synonymisation, that is, converting words to others, but with the same meaning. The program is fully free and very easy to use. Paraphrase Online save time and enrich the language, they come to help whenever we struggle with how to convert a piece of text. Our program includes the best, most extensive language dictionary, and thus the synonym of almost every popular word. Thanks to the mixture of synonyms and using your own invention, you can create a new, unique text that the anti-plagiarism considers as your own.
Hi Elna, This was all very helpful. I’m a science writer by trade in the government sector and recently began searching for ways to make some extra income writing evenings and weekends and came across your article. Do you have any feedback about what type of contract I might be expected to sign. I interviewed over the phone for a non-science editing position yesterday and they expressed interest in hiring me as an independent contractor. Within the day I received an Adobe Sign editor’s contract with a number of my responsibilities to the Agency laid out, as well as expected pay and notice that I don’t get paid unless the Agency gets paid by the Client. So my question is, Is a contract pretty standard for independent contract writing jobs, in your experience?
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Hi Elna, thank you so much for sharing!!! I have recently become interested with the idea of freelance-writing. Most of the things I have written, are in story form, and have never been read by anyone out side of my close group of friends. However, I have always been told that I have a gift, and I do enjoy writing. So, I thought, maybe, I’d try getting free-lance writing a shot. Thank you so much for these great tips!
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What I won't do: * execute a bad idea – if I see something is flawed in your plan, I will tell you and will help you adjust * write for the pharma / credit companies (fin-tech & medical professionals are welcome!) * respond to mass mailings (it would be nice to include my name in your message) * be available at the drop of a hat (my schedule is usually packed so please don't expect an immediate answer) What I will do: * I'll do the dirty in-depth research for you until I know your niche & your business better than you do * I'll help you get your idea off the ground, out of the bloody ocean and into the clear open waters of your perfect niche * I'll pave the way for you to enter the German market (and get you into international business if you're a German company) * I'll consult you from start to finish, incl. revisions (as long as you're willing to test out what I've written and don't act on a "hunch") * I prefer to start a copy consulting relationship with a short strategy call to get to know your business * * * If you want to get your business up-and-running for the German market (and exponentially grow your revenue this way) you need a native speaker with experience in marketing to connect you to your customers. * * * "Max has been very proactive, enthusiastic and responsive. He finished the work ahead of schedule [...] We'll surely use his service again! Thank you." (5* Rating) "Extremely proactive. Delivered ahead of schedule." (5* Rating) * * * Proactive. On point. Reliable. As a German native speaker and state-certified translator/interpreter (for English) and copywriter (for German and English) I have worked on numerous health, business and online-marketing projects (which have grossed in the high six-figures).
Thank you for this informative blog. This indeed enlightened a writer like me to be extra cautious as to what sites to visit. I have been writing as freelancer for barely a year now. Lately, I have been hired by a private client through a website not included in the ones you have mentioned. In just 5 days, I have written 22 articles/blogs for her but unfortunately, I was not paid. Worst, she became inactive on skype and on the site where we both are members. What disheartened me more was that I have found some of my blogs already posted online on different sites. Coming across this blog, I now have several options as to what sites to visit and what to do as well. Thanks again. By the way, I am a stay-at-home mom too.
So what does PARAPHRASE (or rephrase) exactly mean? It's a fundamental way of meaning analysis of sentences, developing, changing one's thoughts, the content of a specific text, for example, two evoked sentences: "father saw how a neighbor talked with mother. My father saw my mother talking with the neighbor" express the same content, but they are structurally different. The system of functioning in the language is valid. It is also reworking or rephrasing the work that contained the content, complementing it and interpreting it sometimes with a lot of freedom, but in the bounds that ensure a clear recognition of the original. Paraphrase is also a communication tool that serves, among other things, to confirm the level of understanding of what has been said. Rephrasing is most often made in the form of longer speeches, therefore only general sense and utterance are given away. In Coaching, the paraphrase is a useful tool, although, like many things, it ceases to fulfill its function in excess. Paraphrases are most often used by a coach when he wants to understand the client's statement more closely and thus show that he is actively listening. Paraphrasing includes: free conversion of a literary work; developing, reworking, rewording and describing a given text, preserving the meaning of the message; it's piece which is a free transcription of the borrowed subject; adaptation; modification of a work that changes form, not content; processing or variation of a literary work. Remember, that paraphrasing is not the same thing as summarising. Summarising occurs when you provide an overview of a topic or give an overview of the author’s key ideas as a whole. A summary is usually way shorter than the original piece of writing and it might state the ideas of a paragraph in one simple sentence.
Fantastic article! I’ll definitely add this one to my bookmarks! Although I’m not exactly “new” to freelance writing, I have decided to make this year “my year.” My year to get off the job platform sites like Upwork. My year to make more money from freelancing, my year to pitch to clients – both locally and nationally. My year to be more successful than I have in the past. Many of the tips you shared in this post were several of the ones that I had already planned to do this year to ramp up my business. But, you’ve also added several others that I hadn’t considered! Thanks for the great, informative post!
What I won't do: * execute a bad idea – if I see something is flawed in your plan, I will tell you and will help you adjust * write for the pharma / credit companies (fin-tech & medical professionals are welcome!) * respond to mass mailings (it would be nice to include my name in your message) * be available at the drop of a hat (my schedule is usually packed so please don't expect an immediate answer) What I will do: * I'll do the dirty in-depth research for you until I know your niche & your business better than you do * I'll help you get your idea off the ground, out of the bloody ocean and into the clear open waters of your perfect niche * I'll pave the way for you to enter the German market (and get you into international business if you're a German company) * I'll consult you from start to finish, incl. revisions (as long as you're willing to test out what I've written and don't act on a "hunch") * I prefer to start a copy consulting relationship with a short strategy call to get to know your business * * * If you want to get your business up-and-running for the German market (and exponentially grow your revenue this way) you need a native speaker with experience in marketing to connect you to your customers. * * * "Max has been very proactive, enthusiastic and responsive. He finished the work ahead of schedule [...] We'll surely use his service again! Thank you." (5* Rating) "Extremely proactive. Delivered ahead of schedule." (5* Rating) * * * Proactive. On point. Reliable. As a German native speaker and state-certified translator/interpreter (for English) and copywriter (for German and English) I have worked on numerous health, business and online-marketing projects (which have grossed in the high six-figures).
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Hi Elna! Thank you for the insightful post! I am just starting out with freelancing and your article has provided a lot of useful informations! I have one question though; in order to sign up as a freelancer in websites such as Upwork or other related sites, do you have to be a US citizen? (Because I am not!) If yes, does that mean you can only apply for freelancing jobs in your own country? I hope to hear from you soon!
Defining your website’s voice and tone helps you create on-brand content. Your website’s voice is like its personality. Think about how you might describe that in a few words, such as “knowledgeable”, or “professional”. That gives an overall idea of how your want your content to sound. The tone of your website’s content may vary depending on the audience. For example, some content might be aimed at beginners, while other content might assume that the audience is more informed.
Hi Elna, thank you so much for sharing!!! I have recently become interested with the idea of freelance-writing. Most of the things I have written, are in story form, and have never been read by anyone out side of my close group of friends. However, I have always been told that I have a gift, and I do enjoy writing. So, I thought, maybe, I’d try getting free-lance writing a shot. Thank you so much for these great tips!
Elna I have to say, your writing is truly the most informational! I kept reading, thinking wow! This is awesome information! I can’t wait to comment and let them know how much I loved this article. But, I didn’t realize who wrote it until the end… I guess I was just so into the content. But then I realized no way Elna again!!? You always have the BEST articles! Another article I loved! I hope to freelance write soon and do it well like you! Well done Elna! I only came across your work about 1-2 months ago I think but since I found you, you are always inspiring me! I’m definitely a big fan of yours! Its no surprise people want to work with you! You are great at what you do!! Thanks again!

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I have gone through your 20-ways to find freelance-writing job and found it wonderful for the new comer. I used to write short stories, short drama etc., some of which were published different weekly and annual imagines. I have completed my 30 years of job career in different national and international development projects in Bangladesh and now would like start my days with freelance writing jobs. #content writer
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