Applying for Freelance Writing Jobs Online

The first thing you need to understand when it comes to applying for freelance writing jobs online is that there are many of them. And when I say many I certainly mean many. If you go to the agencies which link people who want freelance writers with freelance writers by advertising jobs, you will see that there are tens of thousands of jobs currently available. There is no shortage of work available.

But of course that doesn’t guarantee you employment. First of all many of the jobs will not be suitable or will not match your talents. If someone wants a writer who can produce a manual based on a certain software program and you have no knowledge of that program, then you would be silly if not downright crazy to apply for that job. And that’s a good point to understand right there.

If you don’t have the ability to produce work on a certain topic, don’t apply for the job. The worst that could happen is that you might get the job and that could spell disaster for your career. The Internet is littered with freelance writing reports where the employer was totally disillusioned with the work provided and gave a score and comments accordingly. You don’t want this to happen to you and your career. Only apply for jobs that you can seriously and successfully complete.

But how do you get started?

Now because there are tens of thousands of jobs available, it easy for you to think your chances of finding employment are high. In one sense they’re not high at all. I mean if you have little or no experience and limited expertise, the number of jobs available for you is seriously limited. That’s not a problem because there is a way out. Work hard to improve your expertise and get some experience and this will greatly improve your chances of being successful.

But when it comes to applying for jobs online, you need to get your act together. One way is to look at how other freelance writers make job applications. What do they say? What do they charge? How long do they take to complete the task? You need to spend time on perfecting your job applications. Get the wording right? Get the pricing right and be persistent. If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. It may mean adjusting the wording of your job applications, boosting your portfolio or even changing your price -- up or down. Good luck.