Starting Freelancing as a Writer

How to start freelancing as a writer? This is perhaps the widely asked question to me these days. The reason behind this is the fact that freelance writing jobs are increasing at a dramatic pace. People see writing jobs advertisements from the different organization on websites and newspapers. Therefore, increasing people are taking a keen interest in freelance writing. I am myself do freelance writing. I am also working with a technology firm as a full-time content writer. I personally believe that there are plenty of writing jobs around the world. Starting freelancing is not difficult, beleive me!


There is an accelerating demand for good writers, but strings attached. In order to get well-paying writing jobs, you need to have, or develop certain skills that make a person a good writer. As per Payoneer Freelancer Income Survey, Writing and Translation is one of the most widespread fields of work in the whole freelancing industry. The survey report says “Payoneer surveyed over 23,000 freelancers worldwide in order to determine the average hourly rates charged by freelancers based on several factors.” It is also true that Writing and Translation field is facing some serious issues that need to be resolved to get the best out of this profession.


Payoneer Freelancer Income Survey reports that the hourly rate in Writing and Translation industry is the lowest. It is due to the reason that most of the writers start freelance writing without proper training thereby coming up with low-quality work that earns them low hourly rates. This survey determines that “The worldwide income satisfaction level of freelancers is 46%”, which is way too low. This survey highlights that ‘Writing and Content’, ‘Translation’, ‘Web Content’, ‘Sales Writing’, and ‘Research Writing’ are the main branches of freelance writing.


If you want to become a freelance writer, you can easily become a freelance writer. All you need is to have a grip on the language you write in, and you should also have a creative mind to bring something new to this huge area of work if you want to make a difference. People working in Writing and Translation industry charge $17 on the average. If you want to start freelance writing, just register with the freelance writing websites (e.g. Upwork, Freelancer, Elance, Guru, Fiverr, etc.), and start applying for writing jobs. It is highly recommended that you learn the basics of freelance writing before you take the plunge. If you have more questions related to starting freelancing, feel free to write to me. Thanks!

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