If you have ever thought it might be nice to work from home, you have probably noticed all sorts of different “get rich quick” schemes. Of course, the best case scenario for most of these schemes is that they are a waste of time, and many of them bleed people dry before they ever make a dime! If you want to work from home (successfully!), your best bet is to either A) Start your own business, or B) Find a task that people hire out for. If you have an interest in writing, one of the best avenues for you to look into is freelance writing.As with any “work from home” job that is truly work (and not just a get rich quick scheme!), it will take a while to get started. This means that you will not be able to simply quit your day job right away, but will instead need to build up to this! @@CBTEXT;RDEMPSEY;Check out Life of the Freelancer@@! You will need to build a portfolio and a resume when you are pursuing work in freelance writing, and this can often mean taking on work for cheap or even for free early on. You should start out by talking to people you know who run their own business, seeing if they need any writing themselves. You might even be able to start doing some extra work for your company, depending on the sort of company you work for. After you have started to build a bit of a portfolio, you will be ready to look for freelance jobs that offer pay – but not high pay. Of course, you can also look for high-paying jobs at the same time, but do not spend too much time on this, as your best bet is to pick up jobs quickly. After all, you will be able to build your portfolio more quickly if you are managing to pick up new writing jobs quickly. @@AMAZONWIDGET;freelance writing;1000@@. With a simple Google search, you will be able to find scores of websites that do a great job helping freelance writers look for work. And as you build a good portfolio, you will be able to start approaching high-paying jobs more aggressively; over time, you will be able to land these jobs more consistently, and you will eventually be able to quit your day job and work from home full-time! @@ADSENSE@@.
Tips For Becoming A Freelance Writer
April 18, 2011 By