Monday, December 1, 2008

Freelance Writers Must be Proactive

Work will not come to freelance writers on its own accord; you must be proactive in searching for the writing jobs.

What does proactive mean? It means you need to get your butt out of the chair and visit businesses and other places that could use your writing talents to help them with their materials. Most businesses can use a professional writer for their marketing materials, brochures, newsletters and even e-mail marketing letters. There are manuals and educational materials for the employees, management guides, and more that need writing for businesses. People looking for a specific position need resumes geared toward position.

There are many types of writing for the freelance writer to handle for many people, businesses and web sites, but the freelance writer has to find them and work hard at getting the assignment, they are not going to come to the person waiting for them, they come to the person hunting them out and applying for them.

In many cases, the freelance writer will spend more time looking for work than writing until he or she becomes known enough for clients to seek them out for assignments through referrals from other satisfied clients. You satisfy clients by doing good work, and never missing a deadline.

If you take on a project, you need to make sure you can do a good job within the time frame the client gives you to complete it. You will have to know how you work and how long it will take you to complete and what a fair price is. You also might have to negotiate with the client to determine what a fair price is. You will need to make sure you have a complete picture of what the assignment entails by asking the proper questions of the client before saying yes.

1 comment:

Lisa Torres said...

Looking forward to reading your blog!

Lisa Torres