How Tough is It?

Written by Mike Smith

Notrepparttar Steak orrepparttar 129694 Roast. I am talking about Writin' Stuff for you Folks. One of my favorite things besides fishin' is passing along good information in our Ezines and Writin' for other ones. Why did I say Fishin' and Writin'? Well, sometimes it is as hard to come up with great content as it is to catch 12 pound Bass. When I first started Writin' professionally it was about Fishin'. Oh, I almost forgot, There is no such word as Fishing or Writing. It is really Fishin' and Writin'. Fishin' and Writin' are among most enjoyable pass times. If it were Fishing, or Writing it would be like Working, Shopping or those other "ing" words that aren't much fun. That's nice, Mike but what isrepparttar 129695 point? I'm glad you asked. Now I get to tell you. Whether you are Writin' an article, E-Book or Novel, you have to have fun doing it. Yup, you can start Writin' just like me (well not "just" like me. That would violate Copyright laws) and create your own information products. It's not as hard as you might think (or is it?). Sometimes it is hard to start an article and find an idea to write about. This is an example. I just couldn't getrepparttar 129696 juices flowing this week. But, bingo. The idea for explaining Writin' came to me. The most important thing to remember is that you have to like your subject and Know what it is about. If you know anything about anything and can fog a mirror (that is how a coroner determines if you are breathing), hitrepparttar 129697 keys onrepparttar 129698 keyboard, and get your ideas together, you can be a writer. You don't need a degree in journalism or language. What you do need are ideas,repparttar 129699 ability to put them on paper (electronic or other) and put your personality with your Writin'. Now it is something you can enjoy. That isrepparttar 129700 Key, to enjoy your Writin'. When it is Writing, it is a chore. Now really, if you didn't

Freelance Article Writing on the Net

Written by Jill Black

This article may be freely distributed in your ezine, on your web site or in your e-book provided this resource box is kept intact complete with active links and author information.I would appreciate it if you let me know if you have used this article ------------------------------ Freelance Article Writing onrepparttar Net

by Jill Black Copyright © 2001

As a freelancer there are many opportunities available for working from home as a career or providing an extra stream of income for your established information publishing business by filling the needs of a widely diverse market as a paid freelance article writer both onrepparttar 129693 internet and in offline publications.

What is a Freelancer?

A freelancer is an independent writer who earns his/her living by contracting for work projects, working for no fixed employer, and may work for a number of employers at any given time. 

You will be required to negotiaterepparttar 129694 terms and conditions  of work and all work must be completed torepparttar 129695 satisfaction  ofrepparttar 129696 clients requirements. 

Note: The objectives and requirements of both parties should be understood fully by both parties fromrepparttar 129697 start to save any problems later on - this includes terms of payment.

As a freelancer you need to keep up withrepparttar 129698 latest developments to compete inrepparttar 129699 marketplace.

This requires studying and researchingrepparttar 129700 needs of the  marketplace along with selling yourself to your potential clients.

Getting Started as a Freelancer 

The freelance market can be fiercely competitive at times  requiring emphasis on marketing your work effectively and  assessing your expertise and skills.

"How to" articles tend to sell well and most successful  freelancers maintain constant contact with marketplace  trends and requirements seeking those areas where they can fillrepparttar 129701 needs of potential clients.

Write your resume withrepparttar 129702 view of selling your strengths.   Use short sentences with each paragraph easy to read, clearly and concisely giving your qualifications or related experience forrepparttar 129703 job. 

Usually you will only have a few seconds to make an impact on your prospective client and this can makerepparttar 129704 difference between hiring you over someone else.

To find a niche (your niche) Web monkey has a very good article on finding and defining your niche as a web freelancer.

Many writers prefer to stick withinrepparttar 129705 topic subjects they can write confidently on although a good freelancer can research and write on any topic if and when required.

When you are decided onrepparttar 129706 subject niche you would like to fill seek out magazine publications, online and offline, on your chosen topic.

There are two main ways most freelancers find work -

Submitting to publications

Bidding on freelance contracts

If you do not wish to bid for work contracts until you have gained a degree of confidence in your abilities e.g. at some ofrepparttar 129707 sites listed below...

Seek out publications in your chosen field that accept articles e.g. if your interest in in fishing go to your local outlet selling magazines and see if they accept article contributions (this can usually be found insiderepparttar 129708 front cover in most magazines)

Many freelancers start by submitting to local community newspapers/letters as a way of establishing credibility as a published writer. 

Send a query letter or email your chosen publications with your subject ideas and an outline of your proposed article and how they may contact you if interested.   However, still expect to wait some time (sometimes up to three months if approaching offline publications) for a reply as most editors are very busy people.

Finding work onrepparttar 129709 Internet

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