INTRODUCTION TO WRITING
Writing is one profession that is especially suited to people who want flexibility oh where, how and when they work to fit their lifestyle goals. That's because most types of writing today only require a computer, an Internet connection, and word processing software.
The Internet is a source of information and entertainment, and while much of that is offered visually, such as through video, the written word still the dominant method for delivering online content. As a result, there is a large demand for freelance writers.
Skills and Experiences required to be a Freelance Writer. Interestingly enough, you don't need a degree in journalism or English to be successful freelance writer. You don't even necessarily have to have a lot experience in writing.Other skills or experiences you should have include: - Good grammar - Ability to proofread and edit your work. - Knowledge of writing styles, such as the Chicago Manuel of style. - Ability to market yourself as a writer.
- Understand search engine optimization Have experience networking and marketing using social media Understand the subtle difference between print and web writing Be comfortable using online publishing platforms, such as Wordpress.
- Experience in photography knowledge of graphic design or desktop publishing programs What Freelance Writers Get Paid.
- Because of the relative ease of entry, very low start-up costs, and a better than average opportunity to work from home, writing is a highly competitive business. Further, because the market is full, pay for many types of writing has dropped, especially for online writing.
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