One of the first things a freelance writer encounters is the client interview.
This is the time when you get a better understanding of who the client is, what their content needs are and whether or not they would be a good fit for your budding writing business.
You know how important the interview is and I’m sure you’ve spent time researching the client’s business and gathered as much information as possible. But, when it comes time to Skype or jump on Google Hangouts, everything you learned about the client over the previous days, flies out the window.
Do you feel like you’re spinning your wheels when it comes to pitching job ads?
You go to a job board like ProBlogger, read an ad wanting a health writer that understands the Paleo lifestyle and decide you are going to apply.
You spend a few minutes writing your pitch letter, gathering some great sample posts to link to and hit send.
Have you been struggling lately with covering your expenses while still trying to make it as a freelance writer?
Do you sometimes feel you have nothing to show for it even though you spend hours upon hours writing?
Maybe it’s time to make more money writing. Certainly, being your own boss has it’s perks, right? You control your rates knowing there’s essentially no end to how much money you can make.
This is a great time to be a freelance writer.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there’s been a 300% demand increase for writers in the last 10 years.
Lately, more Millennials are pursuing freelance careers as it’s becoming more of a necessity than a choice. With the 2008 financial crises resulting in more than 2.6 million job losses, it is no wonder that people are breaking into freelancing, particularly freelance writing, to pay the bills.