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Searching for Well-Paid Science Freelance Writing Jobs: Tips for Beginners

Working as a freelance writer can be fun. There are tons of work to be found, but the competition pool is healthy. Use our tips when you are searching for well-paid science freelance writing jobs.

Tips for Beginners

  • Post a note in the science building of any local colleges or universities. You can put up a business card or a flyer. Science students have to write papers, so they will be looking for help.
  • Check industry journals, newspapers, and magazines. In the back of the material there will be an advertising section. Look for the section that refers to writers.
  • Tell your peers of your new occupation, because if you have a lot of friends in college or university, the odds are very good that those people may need work that you can provide.
  • If you join a third party company, you will find a lot of work. You will join, pay a small monthly fee, build a profile, and then have the chance to check the job section. You can use the keyword science in order to narrow the search. If you see a job you want, you will bid on the work. You will tell the potential customer how much you will do the work for and when you will deliver it. Then if the customer hires you, he or she will place the money in an escrow. Once you deliver the work, and notify the company, the pay will be released. The potential clients will want to see references, recommendations, and sample work before they hire you. They are merely checking your qualifications. Always price yourself fairly, especially if you are a beginner. But never give away your work. If a client asks for you to write a free sample, do not do this. You should be paid for all work even tests.
  • Return work is a great way to earn money. Once you finish a job, send a thank-you email to the client. In the thank-you email, ask the person if they have any more work that you can be hired for. You can pick up a lot of return work this way.

Good luck as you begin your new career as a science freelance writer. When you start follow our advice and use our tips in order to help you find clients.


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