Hopefully if you are reading this you are going to be getting into the wonderful world of Blogging and Article Writing as a Freelance Writer. If you are let me be the first to say congratulations at choosing to be your own boss. However; there are a few things that you should know as a freelance writer before you get in too far.
The one thing that a lot of writers are going to tell you is “Content is King.” This phrase while it is overused a lot in many ways it has a good meaning behind it. Keep in mind with every piece that you write for a client you want to make sure that it is well researched and well written content. You will find that clients are not going to want to pay for half way done work. That is why I have composed this blog 3 Important Blogging Tips to try and help those out that need it.
Organizing Your Thoughts
No matter what the topic that your client has given you, take the time and organize and break your article, blog or essay down into sections and work on in different parts. By doing it this way you do not overwork yourself, you do not catch yourself stressing out as much. Plus, you will find that you will get the work done in half of the time that it would of taken you if you had not had it organized. This is a major time saver for those that have families 😊
Research Your Topics
This does not mean go to Wikipedia and use their information. Use different sources other than the internet. Yes, there are some very reliable places to go to on the world-wide web. However; there is a lot of fake information out there as well, and well you do not want to end up giving your client some wrong information and it end up hurting them in the long run. Because by them having a bad experience with your work they will tell others and you will not get that much work or a low rating from other clients.
Always Remember to Give Citations When Needed
You would be surprised as to how many writers get into what they call their Zen when they are writing and they completely space off and forget to do the citations. Always remember to do them no matter what even if you must write yourself a reminder before sending your client the finished product that way you do not look bad for forgetting it.
These 3 things are so important in the writing industry no matter if you are a freelance writer, a journalist for another company or a columnist for a newspaper you will find that just by using these 3 blogging tips your career as a writer will take off and you will go places you never thought you would.