When I first started freelance writing, I was a little lost when it came time to start. I knew I wanted to be a full time freelance writer, but I didn’t know what I should do first. Sure, I knew I would need to have a portfolio with writing samples for prospective clients, but beyond that I had no idea where to start when it came to finding clients, setting rates, or settling on a niche.
So, being the nerd that I am, I turned to books. I Google searched to find other freelance writers and what they recommended, as well as Googling books for freelance writers. There were A LOT of options! I read reviews before I bought anything which made narrowing them down so much easier!
Not all of them were as great or as helpful as others suggested, but I did find some that have helped me tremendously and I still turn to when I’m feeling unsure or overwhelmed. Without further ado, here are the top five books I recommend to new freelance writers.
Creating a killer freelance writing portfolio is the key to landing high paying clients as a freelance writer. Check out this tips on creating a freelance writing portfolio that will wow clients, even when you’re just starting out!
I’ve been freelancing writing for just about a year now (time sure does fly!) and I’m really excited to get to share what I’ve learned with people just like me with this blog.
While I’ve had a lot of success in my business in the last year, especially while juggling both full and part time jobs in addition to freelancing, things didn’t always look so good.
That’s because I got caught in the rut of using a bidding site in order to find freelance jobs. I know it doesn’t sound like the worst thing in the world, but sometimes a bidding site can be right on par with content mills. I spent about four months using this platform with very little success and I found it was sucking all the time and energy I could have been using elsewhere.
That’s why I decided to tell you the story of why I quit using Upwork and have stayed away from bidding sites since. So if you’ve been considering Upwork or Fiverr, or you’ve had some experience with it in the past, I hope you find this helpful!