Freelance Writing Jobs is A Good Job For Beginners

Discussion in 'Freelance Writing Jobs' started by Kingsleycpaul, Nov 8, 2017.

  1. Kingsleycpaul

    Kingsleycpaul New Member

    For newbies, things are generally ambiguous and almost confusing. Sometimes, you feel like going back when you invest money and time, but still can't earn a penny. You almost conclude that no one can make money online as a result of the chaos and difficulties experienced. There is nothing online so sweet like making money with your own website, but this is not attracting when you are just starting out. This is the reason some people prefer to work for others in form of promoting other people's websites for the first few years of staying online.

    It's always easier and, of course, necessary to start as a writer online. Eventually, you get trained to become a professional content writer and this becomes an added advantage when it's time to begin with a website. So, starting as a freelance writer would always be preferable when it comes to running an online business.
  2. Rish08

    Rish08 New Member

    Yes, I would definitely agree with this. I believe that there is two fundamental things that a normal person has in common that can be used as paid service to others, it is speaking and writing. For beginners, speaking would be difficult to other person who's specially timid and not comfortable communicating with others at first. On the other hand, writing is an easier task, since you only need to have an idea about the topic and get a well understanding on the instructions posted by the administrator. At first, writers would be not that good since they're only starting but in time, through going with the same process over and over it serves as a training to the writer and will eventually be a good writer someday.
    Plus, in modern days, writing online as starting jobs is preferable since it's more accessible and easier for most especially those who are at homes. Who knows? Maybe there were great minds just waiting for their thoughts to be discovered but cannot go outside for work, so writing jobs online has become an important part of business, also most of the transactions needed are of writing, and it is easier to hire online writers as well as to get a job for writing.
  3. Jeff S Kazzee

    Jeff S Kazzee New Member

    I am currently disabled and my significant other has had to take up part time employment to make ends meet. I feel that this is a good way to 'get my foot in the door' as it were. Allowing me to bring some income in to help ease our financial woes and her work related anxiety.
  4. katsybitsy

    katsybitsy New Member

    I think it depends on individual goals and of course, the niche of the person. A lot of people want to quit their office jobs and go straight to freelancing. However, not everyone knows how extensive the freelancing world is - that there a lot of different skills needed other than writing. You cannot force someone to write if he or she isn't comfortable in writing. It takes talent, passion, and dedication. Writing is just one of them and if you really like to be a writer, then using this skill for some freelancing work does really help you reach your goal.
  5. sucexgold

    sucexgold New Member

    I have always wanted to be a freelancer. I signed up with different freelancing companies but hardly get bids. I have not given up anyway. Though discouraging but I believe one day, I will be a big-time coach on freelancing. I will appreciate it if anyone here will assist me in getting to the top. Thanks
  6. charlierichey

    charlierichey New Member

    I absolutely agree! I'm disabled and do it as work from home, it helps you feel more human due to all the interaction.
  7. Msplayer

    Msplayer New Member

    For sure 100% agree. Entry level writing, or most freelance work out there in general can be a bit discouraging. A lot of companies will ask that the freelancer has experience in what their doing. And it's not like a lot of fields of work where you have startup options in the beginning, but you can use said experience to get better jobs. It's kind of dependant on landing a writing gig. From there just picking up training as a content writer. It can be tough to begin, but if one shows persistence they should have little to no trouble eventually.
  8. Shamimbilha

    Shamimbilha New Member

    I once started out as a freelance writer at a popular freelancing website and gosh! It is a tough world out there. I literally got no job and for some time, I gave up. What I am saying is, freelance writing for beginners is a tough experience and you just need to be of tough mettle to survive. I believe however that there is no easy job out here. We just need to take one step at a time.
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  9. ahmedelrazky

    ahmedelrazky New Member

    yes writing jobs is consider as easy jobs and if you write in your native language the percent of faults will be low so you can raise your rate in freelancers sites then go for hard job like designer and video editing ,but the problem in writing job is that no many writing job posts in freelancer sites and it is hard to find one of them.
  10. BettyG

    BettyG New Member

    I want to begin writing. Well I have been writing a long time, what I mean is it has always scared me to actually just write about what I like and what I know about. As I grow older, I find myself wanting to be more creative and expressive. To talk to others about things I have great passion about. I have a blog/vlog that we started a year ago but have done very little writing on it until recently. But now that I got going on it I am really enjoying the feeling I get when I write! So I came here to see if I can get some practice writing for others. To see if I am actually any good.
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  11. AstringentP

    AstringentP New Member

    Same, I have tried blogging too back then. Problem for me is I ran out of things to say and my smartphone was stolen (I have unpublished notes there), so I paused. Currently, I found this postloop and gave it a try and I think it's working for me (I got to admit I wasn't able to follow the instructions properly at start so I was 2 days behind). I kind of enjoy this format of writing, and it feels more like a past time.
  12. Davisho

    Davisho Member

    It's just that some freelance sites keep you waiting for work and other people get the same offer so you might miss out on the job all together.
  13. snipertrolls

    snipertrolls New Member

    In my case, this kind of job helps me a lot. Writing helps improve my memory and mental alertness.
    It is also my stress reliever as i feel lighter when i try to read or write things that can reduced problems.
    Becoming a freelance writer also have big responsibility as it affect things both in positive or negative way.
  14. israelolatunji17

    israelolatunji17 New Member

    Yes, things are generally ambiguous and almost confusing for most newbies who are just starting out online. Despite the time, energy and capital investment that online business requires, it takes months and years to build up an online empire and rank well in search engines.

    Hundreds of newbie bloggers have given up when they can't make a penny despite all the spending and time dedicated. Though freelance writing would definitely not be the way to financial freedom but would be a substitute for earning some extra cash to pay bills which setting and building up a website entails.

    When it comes to making money online, having a personal website would truly be the best though it costs a lot of time, energy and money to build up a website. Freelancing can help a potential money maker who strongly believes in getting financial freedom online through a personal website. You write for others and earn some pennies that could be used to settle bills such as domain registration and re-activation, web hosting and re-activation, social media marketing, search engine optimization, Pay-Per-Click advertising and many more.
  15. Marco0406

    Marco0406 New Member

    I have always wanted to be a freelancer ever since. I tried joining to some websites that offers different online jobs but it's not that easy like i thought. Until now i still keep on trying to find a job online and i hoping that somebody here could recommend me some or give me tips/advice on how to find a real online job.
  16. sjwhitham

    sjwhitham New Member

    It is not easy being a beginner freelancer. There is great competition for online jobs. Some sites have limited availability to those outside the USA. Pay when you start can be really low until you get established. It can be a good way to gain experience for more profitable work if you are prepared to work hard and stick at it.
  17. dennyserbia

    dennyserbia New Member

    Everything seems very easy before you really start doing freelance. That way I started also-had some ideas how it should like and how to earn a decent sum of money. But, finding a job and a good client is very hard. Even if you write some okay content, it can always be better, you will probably have to learn some programs about formating and design etc. Freelance writing containts much more than just typing.
  18. missionreport1

    missionreport1 New Member

    I used to take on freelance writing gigs but it's hard to find a stable and serious client. You can write something up and even if your writing is way better that the samples he showed you, there's still the possibility that they'll be unsatisfied with your work. There are also times clients run away with your salary right after you submit your article so, I don't think it's worth all the time and the risk. If I were to do freelance, I'd rather take inbound calls instead.
  19. Bumbolbee

    Bumbolbee New Member

    I never thought I’d enjoy writing. It’s a perfect means to pour out thoughts while inspiring not only others but also yourself.

    I enjoy writing but I don’t quite know yet how to start in freelancing but I want to give it a try. I'm trying to find the resources valuable for freelance writing jobs (for beginners).
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  20. MIGZ77

    MIGZ77 New Member

    Writing is somewhat my expression to whats going on with my life and the things that are happening around me. This is my avenue to reach out to people specially that I am not used to meeting people.
    I am not also a good writer but I am putting my whole self in the things that I do.

    Hoping this freelancing job would help me grow as an individual seeking for his worth.
  21. NoberBoh28

    NoberBoh28 New Member

    I strongly agree that creative and content writing will be a good options to start a freelance job online. Most especially if you are looking for alternatives that could help increase your regular employment income. As an individual, working full time, in a third world country like Philippines, it is a must that you have a back plan where you can find other source to survive the challenges of your day to day life. It was just very recent, when I was convinced to do an online job and it captured my interest since it gave me a chance to practice writing again which was something that I used to do during my college days.
  22. anachoret

    anachoret New Member

    Yeah, starting out is hard (as it is with pretty much everything), but if you like writing, it`s pretty good. I aspire to become a writer one day, so this kind of job also helps a bit with that.
  23. elirose7890

    elirose7890 Member

    A freelance writer is someone who works on a self-employed basis. You are considered an independent business owner. As a freelancer, you typically write for more than one client and are paid per writing assignment or per batch of assignments. Anyone can be a freelance writer, BUT, you do need to know how to string words together in a coherent manner. If you have a hard time conveying your meaning on “paper,” then maybe freelance writing isn’t for you. But, if you find writing fun, you have the passion, motivation, and persistence to really DO THIS, then you will succeed.
  24. rgerchalk

    rgerchalk New Member

    I've been signing up for various platforms for freelance writing and editing work. Also, I created a website on Wordpress to show off my work. So far, I have had minimal responses. The issues have been:
    • Many sites let clients screen out newcomers, requiring successful past projects to be allowed to bid.
    • There is LOTS of competition. There can be several or dozens of bids, making it unlikely I will win the project.
    • A number or freelancers are willing to work for very low rates, due to not having better alternatives in their countries.
    • There are posts where writers allege scams by clients, who let the freelancer work, then find something wrong that is not truly wrong, or that could be corrected. They report to the platform and get the work for free.
    • One platform is reputed to let the freelancer do the work for the client, the client pay through the system, and then withhold the pay from the remote worker.
  25. UserPink

    UserPink New Member

    Two years ago I started doing online jobs. I'm mostly doing surveys and sites for tasks. I have a little writing experience. I do not know which sites are the best for me.
  26. Prachipriya

    Prachipriya New Member

    As you must be aware that there are numerous ways of earning money online, but the biggest challenge for a rookie or newbie in this line would be to select the best suited for him or her.

    For those, who have a good understanding of English as a native language and has proficiency in it, and most importantly like writing have are in luck, since there are online PTP (Paid To Post) websites where you can use this skill of yours and start earning in USD almost instantly. But how much you end up earning totally depends on your dedication, consistency and interest.

    One of the best such websites that I have come across is Postloop, which is a PTP website and pays for every post or comment you make in a thread, or even when you start a new thread in the selected forum. The pay per post is as per your rating by the client forum or website owner and keeps on increasing along with your rating and vice-versa. If you are in here for a freelance writing gig, I would recommend not to look any further and simply go for it.
  27. Octavia-MmXC

    Octavia-MmXC New Member

    This is the advice I needed when I started my first blog. Like many, I started it with high hopes, but because I did not know what I was doing, I quit after not seeing decent results. Had I started off with freelance writing first, I would have had some hands on practice with marketing which would have translated to better results with my blog.


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