Do you have any Writing Experience?
Before you become a freelance writer you need to ask several important questions. The one that you want to start with is this: do I have any writing experience? While your answer may not affect you as you move forward, it is one that you want to keep in the back of your mind nonetheless.
If you have writing experience you are going to find it much easier to start your career as a freelance writer. This is particularly true if your experience is related to web, magazine, or newspaper writing. That being said, even if you have only written term papers or essays you are ahead of the crowd.
But I donâ€™t have any writing experience! This is one of the first things I hear from many aspiring freelancers. They think they need to have a lot of experience in order to get started. As noted above, experience is a good thing. But once again, it is not a requirement. When you begin to write you will get all the experience you need, plus much more.
If you donâ€™t have any writing experience, why not go out and get some right now? You donâ€™t need a client telling you what to do in order to get started. All you have to do is choose a topic that interests you and then get started. Once completed, you will have experience along with a sample to show prospective clients as you attempt to land your first project.
Even though it is nice to have experience, if you donâ€™t you can still become a freelance writer. With dedication and patience, you will begin to gain experience and collect the knowledge needed to succeed in the long run.