I am getting many emails from many people everyday with questions such as “how I can start writing?” . As I am aware of this topic, I can easily answer the question in a single line or two for the emails send by many people.
As an example, I am referring an old technical writer who wants to enter into freelance writing field. Also I can refer a house wife who wants to make some extra income to Blog of Deb Ng’s. Recently I made a comment to an administrative assistant that it is easy for her to begin writing business with news letters, brochures and related things. This is helpful for those who are aiming to become a magazine writer. I am happy to provide answer to the emails of individuals but I think it is better to keep all answers in one place.
Freelance readers mainly fall into two categories. First one is the freelancer who works full time and wants to make a career in freelance writing. Other category is the part timers who can spend only few hours for writing. Here both category writers are needed to take same initial step.
Achieve a clip
Getting experience or some work is easy but the initial step needed to be taken for both full timer and part timer are same. Initially you have to create some sample work to show your employer. It is not useful if you put a resume without any example. If you mention your website or blog in resume but if there is no example of your services in it then it will not give proper results. The main step is to get a clip if you are doing a freelance writing service. For any kind of people want to do freelance writing, it is a must.
How you can do it exactly?
. You have to help for some writing project without any profit
. You have to write a good article on any topic which you can present in a good manner. After that you have to make it PDF in attractive form
. Borrow a short paper from the college which is perfect
. You can use any written content which you have written before
. Write to the editor of your local magazine or news paper which is informative enough
. Start the Blog
You have to make sure that the writing you are doing must be related to the field which you are going to do in coming future which will suit your ability where you can perform well.