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10 Tips To Keep In Mind Seeking Freelance Writing Jobs


When you are looking for freelance writing jobs, there are some really great things that you should be thinking about.

  1. Read through the job thoroughly to make sure that it is something that you can feasibly accomplish.
  2. Determine if there are any budgets that make the job not work for you. If the client wants a job done for fifty dollars that you would only do for one hundred dollars, just skip it. The client will find someone to write it for their price and you will find another job that pays you what you are worth.
  3. Make sure you are qualified to complete the job. If you are not familiar with a subject, try not to choose it. You will not do yourself any favors by choosing a topic that you know nothing about.
  4. Check out the deadline. You have to look at the other work that you have to do for that time period and look at how many jobs that you will have to turn down if you take the job over another me.
  5. Can you use your time more efficiently? Even though you can easily complete a job for a certain amount of money, if you can get more money in less time with another job it would be a lot easier.
  6. Revise your profile. You can be looking for a job while letting clients look for you, if you keep your profile updated.
  7. Be aware of jobs that may be fraudulent. Not every job that you will come across is going to be legitimate. Watch out for scams. If you use a freelance company, you can easily choose jobs that verify payments or supply you with additional safeguards.
  8. Know what other freelancers are getting for the services that you are providing. If you are a copywriter, you should know the average price that a copywriter is getting to write an advertisement.
  9. Be competitive when bidding. If you know that you won’t be able to give a competitive price because the assignment is fairly difficult for you, then just find another job.
  10. Know yourself. Know how much money you need to make every week and how much time you have to devote to the work. Try and set up jobs that can fulfill these needs by seeking steady work.
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