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Freelance Writer Wanted: 5 Key Things To Remember Applying For A Job

Applying for a freelance writing job, there are a few things that you need to remember. You are bidding against other freelancers. These jobs are not guaranteed. You have to put your best foot forward.

  1. Sell yourself
  2. Your proposal is a chance to sell yourself. It is kind of like going to an interview for a new job. You have to show the client that you are the right person for the job. Promote your skills. It is your one and only chance to get the clients attention. If you successfully get the attention of your client and they choose you, you open yourself up to long-term work with the client that would mean less searching posts for additional jobs.

  3. Show specific examples
  4. If you have specific qualifications that apply to the job, be sure to mention them even if they are on your profile. Just like a resume, you only have a few seconds to catch their eye and stand out. Explain to them that you have successfully completed a similar task in the past.

  5. Be fair
  6. When pricing out the job, be fair to yourself and your client. You need to make sure that you charge enough to make yourself what is needed without overcharging the client. If you overcharge too many times, the client will see your name and not even read through your proposal.

  7. Be honest
  8. Let your reader know when you can complete the task and make sure they get it back on time. If you do not know how to successfully complete a writing topic, do not bid on it. Don’t tell your client that you can do something that you can’t. Build a great rapport on trust with your clients.

  9. Read through job post thoroughly
  10. Make sure that you take your time to really understand the topic. You want to make sure that you don’t just bid on anything. You want to bid on something that is easy for you to finish so that you aren’t stuck with a project that is taking up all of your time.

Make sure that you are taking your time with these proposals. You want to present yourself in the best light. You don’t want to lose clients along the way. You should keep every client happy so your business can grow.