It is one of those frustrating days at work. You take the phone and involuntarily open Instagram. And there the home page is filled with posts of spectacular sunsets and gorgeous mountains. Sighing to yourself, you think “I wish I could do that; after all, I do love to write.”
Well, this is a lucky day for you. We are here to tell that it is indeed possible.
Whether you are a student or is working, freelance writing opens doors to earn a little on the side that could help to jump off to any part of the world. For those are passionate about the world of words, writing for money wouldn’t even feel like a job. However, it is not common knowledge that freelance writing is one of the most demanding yet flexible jobs out there.
What that means is that if an individual prefers simply proofreading and editing articles in their area of expertise then this would allow them to strive on their own quite easily. While on the other hand if the individual enjoys writing complex academic pieces from scratch then to start off they might be better off by working for one of the reputable writing companies before branching off on their own.
So how to make money flow by writing? Let us see how it could be done.
1. Build a Base
If you aren’t already familiar with the world of freelancing, it is time to get acquainted with the basics. The first thing to do is to figure out what kind of writing you want to do. Blogging, webpage writing, copywriting, ghostwriting, etc are only a few examples of what you could choose as a niche. For students, even the academic papers and even quirky thoughts that you put together could make a worthy portfolio to start with.
2. Sign up on Freelancing Websites
We are definitely not sugarcoating things here. Initially, it is not going to be easy to find jobs. But where to even start? There are many websites that you can sign up as a freelancer and offer services. A simple Goole Search could help to find these. It is from here that you are going to meet potential clients and get most of the work.
3. Start a Blog
Another alternative to making money while traveling is by travel writing itself. However, until you get sponsors, the travel writing might not just pick up. But this shouldn’t stop you from jotting down any travel thoughts.
Start a blog with travel memoirs of places you have already visited. Use social media platforms to market the blog, and once it kicks off, it could even be your primary source of income. In the beginning, the blog could also be used as a portfolio to get future clients across many websites.
4. Do Enough Research
Once you start freelancing, having a stable internet connection is a prime factor. Before taking a trip, make sure the destination provides good internet service and calculate the time zone of the clients do not miss out on deadlines. If there are ongoing clients, it would also be wise to let them know your current timezone to avoid any disruptions in communication.
You cannot be a successful freelance writer overnight. It takes patience, perseverance and a whole lot of hard work. On the brighter side, it is just right for the student community as a part-time job to make some extra bucks.
The smart thing to do is to ensure that you can earn a good amount and have enough work to do while traveling. Because of trust us, once on the road, you are not going to want to spend days looking for jobs. However, you might relish doing some writing while out there on the beach or even enjoying a cup of coffee in the morning. And in such moments, work would be something you enjoy the most in life.