Recommendations For Beginners: How To Find Freelance Academic Online Writing Jobs


As a newcomer to this market, you will be at a disadvantage since many of the good jobs will have already been secured by established writers and companies. As a result you will have to work very hard at carving out your own niche against stiff competition from others like your self. There is no need for concern however, like you, everyone had to start somewhere, and if you follow these 4 simple steps, you are certain to earn some money as an online writer:

  1. Acquire a variety of skills
  2. As with any job position, one is required to be qualified to fulfill the needs of the post and freelance writing is no different. Spend some time learning as many literary talents as you can. This should be easy given the vast availability of resources and learning materials online. A good way to start would be to perform an online search for the most popular requested freelance writer job types, taking note of the skills requested and acquiring them yourself.

  3. Professional profile
  4. Your profile is as good as your identity online and it is what prospective employers are most likely to see first. Put as much effort as you can into constructing an excellent profile for yourself. In this portfolio, include you academic qualifications, skills and if possible, reference any of your past published works. You can also take the liberty to write a small piece to demonstrate your capabilities to any employer who happens to view your profile.

  5. Register with a host site
  6. There are countless sites online that seek to connect freelancers to the people that wish to hire them and they are not hard to find. Simply do a web search using any search engine and you will be provided with a list of such companies, browse the list and select the one that best suits your desires and work requirements. After setting up your account and payment scheme, you are free to browse the list of available jobs and begin bidding for ones you may desire.

  7. Do any available job
  8. As a new freelancer you are virtually unknown and practically no one wants to hire you. As in any organization you have to work your way up and as a freelancer, you do this by taking jobs and completing them with excellence. This will help build a reputation for yourself and soon enough, with good performance, employers will start seeking you out.

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