Tuesday, 23 April 2013


Freelance writing can be a highly lucrative business, provided you get it right. In the freelance world, the only factor that you should be concerned about is your reputation. It is your reputation that will decide how successful your home based freelance writing business is. 

With this in mind, here are a few tips that will help you, when it comes to building your reputation as a home based freelance writer.

1. Have A Portfolio To Hand

One of the most important things that you should have in your possession, as a freelance writer, is a portfolio that showcases your skills as a writer. When contacting a potential new client, it is more than likely that they will ask you for a writing sample, or a portfolio. If you cannot provide them with a portfolio, then you run the risk of them questioning your professionalism. It is especially important that you have a portfolio when you are just starting out as a freelance writer because you won’t have a reputation yet.

2. Build a Basic Website
You don’t have to be a web designer in order to create a basic website. Domain names are cheap these days, and there are many affordable web hosting packages out there. If you want to build a reputation as a freelance writer, then it will be highly beneficial for you to have a website to refer clients to. This will also increase your professionalism at the same time.

3. Reach Out to Potential Clients
One of the main problems with freelancers who are just starting out is that they are afraid to reach out to potential new clients. However, unless you are prepared to do this, you are going to find it very difficult to earn money as a freelance writer. One of the best things that you can do is to build a list of potential clients, and contact them one by one. Send them a professional email with a little bit about yourself, as well as your portfolio. The worst thing that can happen is that the companies decline your offer of writing for them.

4. Master the Art of SEO
If you want to be a successful freelance writer, then learning the art of SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) is absolutely vital. Most of the people who will hire you to write will want to order keyword optimised articles, and if you don’t know how to successfully implement keywords into articles, then you are going to struggle to be a freelance writer with a solid reputation.

5. Ask your Clients for Testimonials
If you can get some testimonials from clients that you have worked with, then you are already building yourself a good reputation. You can publish any testimonials that you receive to your website. This will not only demonstrate a high level of professionalism, but it will also give potential new clients the reassurance that the service that you are offering is of a high quality.

These five tips will help you dramatically, when it comes to building a good reputation within the freelance world. Without a good reputation, you will struggle to break into the freelance writing market. However, with a good reputation, you will soon see an army of loyal clients who constantly seek out your services.

Author Bio: Hi, my name is ZOE. I am a British writer who loves to write about earning online, saving money, and many other financial topics, especially PPI.

1 comment:

  1. Freelancer writer must have an expert in SEO, he should know the terms and condition of SEO, how to place keywords in the article is the most important point, and how to write unique and quality article is also very important. The article should be like a review, he should try to write in such a way that it looks like a review or a real story happens with the writer.

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