You need to do 3 things :
1) To create your own style your own writing “Voice”
2) Find good Pitch
3) Do freelance writing job
1) Writing Voice
Voice is the particular personality and sound which comes in your writing. It is that which gives the writing slight sound such as “I like to liken to how you talk”. All of us have a diverse personality and it is a must to allow it to come through.
Creative writing is having a good standard but you must know the procedures to apply for such jobs. Some voice and tone is there which you have to take care just like website copy and magazine articles. Suppose you got reply that you are missing the voice, then you have to use the same procedure which you have used for talking with slight changes in vocabulary and changing styles among range of formalities.
2) Pitch and mistakes to Avoid
Never think of pitching Big Names
If I say about the number of emails I got which starts with “I am having correct idea for Newsweek \ Glamour \ The Atlantic Monthly”, you will not believe it. Expect for few, never will you break in on the names without going regional, local, state or niche.
You were not professional
I am aware that the perfect idea is very much thrilling. Suppose you call editor, or follow up very fast or harass secretary, then you will become more rookies in front of others. So avoid such situations.
The Pitch was Generic
You are very busy, juggling and also you have fifteen pitches for today. Never do it. Suppose you are sending off a pitch having minimal tailoring, it means you are asking for the rejection. It is a fact that life is so busy, but you will never want to be blacklisted. You need to cover specifies of the proposed article, no exceptions, no excuses.
3) Do Full Time Freelance Writing Job
Know what you are going to get into
Want to do freelancer writing as a full time profession? Then you have to think properly to make this change. If you make good research, then it will save your valuable time and money later.
Market as Freelance Writer
One of the initial step to do freelance writing as a full time profession is to begin marketing the skills to the potential employers in all possible ways. You can get direct jobs through writers’ website or else you can go and get it by going to the source of jobs and making applications. Other than this, if you are trying to create full time income from trade publication writing or writing articles for magazines, you have to begin pitching the ideas and articles to the editors.
Control the Freelance Writing Profits
If you got genuine clients and gigs, you have to manage 3 main things of the freelance writing profits. They are banking, invoicing and taxes. Usually you can submit the invoice through Email as soon as the completion of the project. For the person who are in the field of trade publications or magazines market can get forego this process because of internal processes. As soon as after receiving the payment on time and complete amount, you have to keep checking of your expenses which is a must while creating documents for tax. When the time for paying tax comes, it will easy for you to produce all necessary documents without any delay.
Reach Success in Freelance Writing
If things are going smoothly, you can keep it smooth. Doing things like getting with editors and maintain contact with other writers will make your writing a profitable business. Always you have to remember that editors are the main key for your writing task. If you want to make your writing job productive, flowing and positive, then you have to maintain good relation with the editors.
Writer’s community is the other area where you have to focus. It is the better place from where you can learn from experienced hands. Keep in touch with both newbie’s and also experienced persons to develop your writing business. By this way you get more popularity and also more support.