Thursday, September 10, 2015
Making Money As A Freelance Writer
One of the best ways to be able to "work from home" (which is a dream of many - working in whatever clothes they want to wear, during whatever hours they want to work!), is by becoming a freelance writer - but even though many people are perfectly qualified for and capable of making money as a freelance writer, many of them never achieve this goal because they have no clue how to go about doing this! Most people think of newspapers, magazines, and other journalistic-type areas of opportunity when they think of freelance writing, but not only is work in these areas scarce, but it will not pay nearly as well as the money you could make doing other things; rather than looking to write for such areas (where competition is high to boot!), look to write for small businesses or for search engine marketers - which will allow you to write for websites and blogs, and will often allow you to write whatever you want! It will also be important that you expand your base of knowledge if you are wanting to make money as a freelance writer; rather than writing about the things everyone else is writing about, create an "area of expertise" - either becoming an expert in a particular field of writing, or becoming an expert on a particular topic. And even if you are focusing on a particular area of expertise in your writing (heck, even if you are writing for newspapers and magazines!), one of the most important things for any freelance writer to understand these days is the principles that govern search engine optimization, as this will help you to be far more valuable to websites and blogs than those writers who are at a complete loss as to what search engine optimization means or how they can use it to their advantage. And of course, once you understand search engine optimization, you can begin to use it on your own - and soon, you will not only be working from home, but can be working from home, for yourself!