The market for Freelance writing has increased so much, that a newcomer might despair once they take a good look at it. However, the truth is that there are still great openings for a writer who wants to do it the right way.
When you apply for a writing job how can you get one up on the other guy? What’s he got that you have not?
Learn from the people who get it right. They are at the top of their field for a reason. They get it right. It is not enough to be a good writer from school or college. You have to think in a different way when it comes to the world of the web and the online community. Spending time and money with online courses is one way, but attending forum seminars and actually listening to what the freelance experts say can save you a lot of trouble.
It is no good just writing for yourself, you have to turn out what the market actually wants to read. What are they looking for? What do they hope to get from your work? There will be something in your article, which they want to take away from the experience of reading it. Can you find it and deliver?
Once you do, the word spreads, and forum posts lead to blog posts. Once this gets going, a Webmaster, designing a new project will look for the best person to populate their site. If you appear at the top of your field, they will be more than happy to have you on-board.
It is no good just bidding for a writing job by saying: “Please pick me because I need the money!” This is such a turn off for Webmasters and Editors, as it shouts defeat. No one wants a writer who lacks self-confidence and just stumbles from one site to the next.
Many people in the market place simply copy and paste the work of others. Passing it off as their own. Once it passes the copyright software they thing they have pulled it off. The truth is that they will never succeed, because they have overlooked something, which you have not. The passion for writing.
They care little for the art, and it is an art.
If you want to put your heart into the job, it will show through. Setting out the facts and using logic behind you work, more than makes up for mass-produced and soulless articles. Remember, Editors can pick them out. They want the facts, and they want writers who can extract them.
When facing the competition, you need the edge. That special something, which puts you above the crowd. Your CV is very important when bidding on large and generous projects, but if you show you have the knowledge base and the eye for detail, you will sail through.