The world is becoming digital and with this change, a lot of business opportunities have come up which people can utilize to generate passive income online. One of those business opportunities is freelance writing in which you can offer your writing services to brands in order to make money online.
If you are a born writer, but you don’t have any idea about how you can turn your skill into money, then you’ve landed on the right page. In this blog post, we are going to share a step by step guide on how you can build your own freelance writing business online.
The Complete Guide to Build a Freelance Writing Business Online
1. Lay the Foundations of Your Business
The notion to quit your job and do whatever you love may sound exciting at first, it may become one of your biggest mistakes if you don’t lay the foundations of your writing business. Getting your freelance writing business to a point where it can replace your full-time job takes time, so don’t rush to take any risk before you have any backup plan.
Even I worked for almost 2 years before quitting my full-time job. When I had enough income and clients to survive and support my family, then I left my full-time job.
2. Design a Strong Content Portfolio
In the initial days of their business, too many people focus on getting clients, instead, they should focus on building a strong content portfolio that contains the best examples of your content. Ultimately, you can use this portfolio to gain clients by showing them your previous work with several clients.
There are a lot of best ways to build a strong content portfolio. Some of the best ways are starting own blog, doing work for free and guests posts.
3. Build Your Online Presence
The real struggle starts here where you will have to build your presence online. There are a lot of ways in which you can build your online presence. You can register yourself on sites like Freelance, Guru.com and Fiverr to find business clients online.
You can create your own social media profiles where businesses can connect with you. You can also social media groups to connect with other freelance writers to expand your network.
4. Make Virtual Tools Your True Friend
In my initial days of freelance writing, one of the biggest challenges for me was to manage clients from different timezone. Later on, I came to know about some virtual tools which helped me to make my life much easier than before.
All these tools helped me to manage my projects, clients, and schedule at the same time. Some of the best tools were Hootsuite, Slack, Trello and Google Hangouts.
5. Keeping Your Clients Happy
Suppose you got some long term clients and you are working with them, but what if they aren’t happy and satisfied with your work? The last, but not the least thing which you need to make sure is to keep your clients happy and satisfied with your work.
Here’s how we look at it: See As your client is paying money, so you need to bend yourself a little bit to fulfill his demands. Since you are making money while traveling at the same time, so it’s worth the sacrifice.