Archive for March, 2012

The Writer

“A writer is an explorer whose mind, emotions, experiences and knowledge become the field of exploration in a journey that takes time to complete.”

“A writer is not so much someone who has something to say as he is someone who has found a process that will bring about new things he would not have thought of if he had not started to say them.” (William Stafford).

Inviting guest bloggers

BLOG IDEAS

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Guest blogging is one of the most important aspects of growing a blog and I want to give you that opportunity.

I have created a page talking specifically about that facility on this blog. Kindly click on the tab ‘guest blogging’ to get more information.

I hope you are the guest I am looking for!

Quickly – 5 Important Things to Know About Freelance Writing

Hey, it’s Freelance!

So organize your time!

Your time management skills will prove very valuable as there will be no manager, administrator or supervisor telling you what to do or when to do it. You will have to set your standards, manage your customers, do your own marketing/advertizing, and basically everything that goes into running a business.

There are a wide range of options

The beauty of freelance writing is that you get to decide what kind of writing you want to do and for how long. You can choose from a wide variety of possibilities including blogs, copywriting, content writing, magazine articles, ghost writing, writing curriculums, writing e-books, and many more.

Settle on whatever option suits your skills best and have a happy writing experience!

It can be done remotely – absolutely anywhere!

Another advantage of freelance writing is that you can do it from anywhere in the world, as long as you have a PC and reliable internet connection. This makes it one of the fastest growing freelance careers in the 21st Century.

Many people are turning to it because it requires few skills other than good grasp of language (especially English) and knowledge of subject matter. It is also becoming very common among people who have long retired from formal employment but still want to have a busy, productive life.

Your research skill is an advantage

You will often find yourself with assignments where you have to do a lot of internet research to get material for your topic. Your ability to get information, analyze, classify, and separate what is relevant from what is not, in the shortest time possible, will come into play. Your clients will be judging your work based on quality and originality, so sharpen those research skills as often as you can.

Flexibility to change

Whatever the nature of your writing, learn to embrace change because it is a normal part of life. Freelance writing is closely linked to the world of technology, which is constantly changing. You must learn to be flexible enough to embrace new ideas and ways of doing things so as not to lose clients at the doorstep of remaining old-fashioned.

Enjoy your writing career!