Understanding Freelance Writing

The most crucial part of freelance writing is to understand it, then implement it.

According to WikiPedia, freelance writer is a self-employed person who pursues a profession without a long-term commitment to any particular employer.

History of the word ‘freelance’: a knight or mercenary who would sell his services to any lord willing to pay.

If you aspire to be a freelance writer, get to know these terms and the meanings so you don’t get confused.

Now that we are talking about freelance writing, you should know that there are different types of freelance writing available for you to choose, depending on your skills and interests.

Types of freelance writing:

  1. Business Writing
  2. Blogging
  3. Content Writing
  4. Copywriting
  5. Critical Writing
  6. Essay/Non-Fiction Writing
  7. Fiction Writing
  8. Ghost Writing
  9. Grant/Proposal Writing
  10. Journalistic Writing
  11. Poetry Writing
  12. Script Writing
  13. Speech Writing
  14. Technical Writing
  15. Web Writing

When you want to write, ask yourself, “What I want to write about?”.

This is how you determine what type of freelance writing services you can provide.

For example, if you like to blog, you can offer blogging as part of your writing services to those in need of bloggers for the topics you can write about with confident.

Do not take on writing services that you cannot deliver. If you are not good in poetry, don’t offer poetry writing as your services. This will only cause troubles.

Now, it is time to find out your expertise. Are you suitable for script writing, web writing or ghost writing?

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