When I first decided to go on the path of freelance writing, I have to admit that I had my doubts. I mean, there are hundreds of sites out there that post different jobs and opportunities for the freelance writer but it’s the Internet right? I assumed, of course, that not all of these jobs would be real. At least a certain percentage of them had to be scams because that’s just the world we live in. So, I hesitated for a few months because that was a risk I just didn’t want to take.
Then, I made the decision to stop living in the fear of being scammed. If I hadn’t found my courage, I wouldn’t be in the position I am in now. I started freelance writing in 2014, with jobs that started from a job-bidding site. These jobs included scriptwriting, copywriting, and articles, and offered me the opportunity to experience my passion of writing on a different level.
The opportunities from that site allowed me to build my resume and portfolio. I then took the next steps to start researching more sites and jobs through Google and Indeed. After finding jobs that I liked that either matched my portfolio or would help build upon it, I applied in hopes that I would get a call or an email.
Now, it’s 2016 and I have had the opportunity to work with different companies from across the world. Some of those companies are even repeat customers, who contact me directly to do some work for them.
So if you are considering taking the leap into freelance writing, find your courage, and go for it. The Internet has a world of writing opportunities that just gets greater with each passing day.
And, you can avoid red flags in job offerings by reading THIS.
Kathy Coman is a 2008 graduate of The University of Toledo with a Degree in English. Past publishing credentials include: A&U Magazine, Carty’s Poetry Journal, Blinking Cursor Literary Magazine, and many others. Her first novel Inside of the Lyrics of Kris Chanelle and her first stage play The Lost Rhyme was published this past summer.
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