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How To Apply For Freelance Writing Jobs: Basic Tips To Follow

If you are thinking about becoming a freelance writer then you may be wondering how to apply for any jobs. Before you can apply for work, you first need to know where to find any opportunities. There are various places you may wish to start looking, including any of the major freelance websites on the Internet.

Alternatively, you may wish to look in regular classified sections for any writing jobs that have been advertised. Other places you may wish to look also include relevant social media groups, as well as potentially sourcing clients privately.

How to write a good application

There are many mistakes that freelance writers make when writing applications for potential job opportunities. Most writers will simply outline any skills and experience they have. Whilst this enables the potential clients to know more about any experience you have, this doesn’t necessarily provide them with any idea of how competent you are. It may well be that you have plenty of experience, but all the jobs that you have done that been completed to a low standard.

In order to give the client confidence in your abilities, it is much better to identify any needs that they may have. In fact, you may wish to write nothing about your experience whatsoever, especially when applying for jobs on major freelance websites, as you will most likely have a profile page on which you can include all this detail anyway.

By identifying exactly what will be required when writing the job, you can demonstrate to the client that you know what you are doing, and are a competent writer. In fact, sometimes the client does even know what they want themselves and, with some experience, you can soon learn to read between the lines, and identify any needs that they may have, even if they are unaware of them. By identifying things that the client may not even be aware of, then this will help to ensure that they look at your application in a favourable light.

Checking your application before you send it

Far too many freelance writers will rush through the process of writing a job proposal, without necessarily checking it before they send it. Even competent writers can make spelling and grammatical errors and, therefore, if these are left in any application that you send, the client is almost certainly going to discard your application immediately.


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