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How I Got Started As A Freelance Writer


I don't remember a time when I didn't love writing. As a child, I would make up stories and create worlds that I would get lost in for hours. I knew early on that I wanted to be a writer when I grew up. It wasn't until high school that I realized that writing could be more than just a hobby. I started to take my writing more seriously and began to submit my work to literary magazines.

In order to become a writer, there are a few things you need. First, you need passion. If you don't have passion for writing, it'll be difficult to find the motivation to do it. Second, you need determination. Just because you have passion doesn't mean that it'll be easy. You'll face rejection and discouragement, but if you're determined to make it as a writer, you'll keep going. Third, you need talent. The first two are important, but without talent your work will never get noticed. So do you have the passion and determination? If so, then it's a matter of learning the craft. Read as much as you can. Attend workshops and critique groups.

The Early Days: Why Writing?

I've been a freelance writer for almost four years now, but it wasn't always my career of choice. In fact, I didn't even start writing until a few years ago. So how did I get started? And why writing?

It all started when I was laid off from my job as a marketing coordinator. I had no idea what I wanted to do next, but I knew I needed to find something fast. A friend of mine suggested that I start freelancing and offered to help me get started.

At first, I was hesitant. I had never considered writing as a career before. But after doing some research and reading articles from successful freelance writers, I decided to give it a try.

Now, two years later, I can say that writing is my passion.

The Big Break: How It Happened

When I was fresh out of college and looking for my first real job, I had no idea what I wanted to do. I applied to a bunch of different places, but nothing felt right. Finally, I decided to freelance and see where that took me.

I started small, writing articles for local publications. It was a great way to get my foot in the door and learn the ropes. After a while, I began to build up a reputation as a reliable writer who could meet deadlines.

Eventually, I landed some bigger clients and my career took off from there. It’s been a wild ride, but I’m so grateful that I took the leap into freelancing. If you’re thinking about doing the same, here are a few tips that helped me along the way.

What Works For Me: Tips And Tricks

In order to become a freelance writer, there are certain things you need to do and know. Getting started can be the hardest part, but once you get going it can be a great way to make some extra money or even a living. Here are some tips and tricks that worked for me.

Before beginning your journey as a freelance writer, it is important to have realistic expectations. Many people think that they can just start writing and the money will come rolling in. However, it doesn’t work like that. It takes time, effort and perseverance to build up a client base and start making good money.

If you’re not sure where to start, I recommend looking for online job boards or classifieds websites where people post writing jobs.

Writing Full-Time: Making It Work

In order to be a successful freelance writer, it is important to have a set writing schedule and goals. This means that if you want to write full-time, you should be prepared to work hard and be organized. I got started as a freelance writer by setting small goals for myself and gradually working my way up. Once I had built up a good portfolio of writing samples, I began to look for clients who were willing to pay me for my work. It can be difficult to find steady work as a freelance writer, but it is possible to make a living off of it if you are willing and able to put in the effort.


In conclusion, the author became a writer because she loved stories and wanted to share her own. She found that writing was a way to connect with people and make them feel something. It was also a way to express her thoughts and feelings. Writing has helped her to grow as a person and she hopes that it will continue to do so.

I became a writer through years of practice and by learning from the best. I would recommend that anyone who wants to become a writer to do the same. Thanks for reading!

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