Writing for a living might seem like a dream job to someone trapped in employment they hate.
After all, the internet is full of inspirational success stories and photos of people tip-tapping away at a laptop in a cool co-working space or airy cafe, coffee at hand and no boss in the background.
And with the relentless march of content marketing, the desire many people have to start their own blog/business and the importance for all businesses to have a strong online presence, there’s never been a better time to get into freelance writing.
What does it take to become a sought-after writer? Obviously, you must be able to string together a few sentences. And in the writing game, to make real money, you must do it well.
You’ll also need tools, an online marketing strategy, a website and plenty of ideas.
If you really want to get into freelance writing, you must go into it with your eyes wide open. When you’re starting out, knowing the pitfalls will help you more than knowing where to go to get hired.
Here’s an infographic that touches on everything you’ll need to do to build a career as a freelance writer. If you have the skills and determination, you can make writing your dream job!