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5 Things That A Freelance Content Writer Should Do To Become Successful


  1. Make sure that you have the skills to do the job. This may sound a bit obvious but sometimes writers think that they already have the skills for a job but after they have started the work they find that they are better placed writing in a different area. An example here is that you need a different set of skills to do blog writing compared to content writing. Some people find blog writing easy whereas others may feel using a conversational tone difficult to adapt to and prefer a more academic style of writing. Some writers can writer in many different styles but even they admit that when transferring between projects that demand different skills they need a bit of a breathing space to prepare for the next job.

  2. Update. Make sure that you update you skills on a regular basis. This could be as simple as making sure that you read work by other content writers, on a regular basis to getting some professional feedback on your work (not just your client). Also make sure there is a market for your skills.

  3. Check and re check the remit. Always take time to read and reread your remit. Don't skim read.. Sometimes there may be an issue or detail you miss and it may cost you money. If the specification lacks detail or direction, ask for clarification. Sometimes the client may just assume you know what they mean. Always check exactly what content the need. When the client says the job is easy – it may actually not be, so don't be fooled by this. Don't give out a free sample of your work that they could actually use without paying you.

  4. Try to keep as close to the schedule as you can. Sometimes it is not possible to keep to schedule. The client may keep changing goalposts or just changing their mind about the content. Just remember that your client has deadlines too and they have probably promised this completed piece of work for their client.

  5. Keep your relationship with your client friendly but professional. Once you stop being anything but professional you may find that your payments end up taking a little more time or they become slow in responding to your communications. Treat your client the way you expect to be treated. Be polite, if things are not working out tell them