Too many people today will dismiss freelance writing for their future because they will convince themselves they are not “good enough.” Writing is something that we can feel intimidated by, causing us to never give it a try.
I am here to tell you I was never the most gifted writer in my class, nor someone that considered myself a natural born novelist. I realized there is a formula to all copywriting, mixed with some creativity and research. I learned I could fulfill any writing request from there on out.
Repeat after me: you don’t have to be Shakespeare to become a freelance writer. In fact, you just need the following three things:
- The Grit and Drive to Succeed: Writing is hard work, there’s no doubt. The more you practice, the better you will become at writing. If you write 100 blogs, by that 100th blog, you’ll be VERY good at writing blogs. You need the drive to get there and write 99 blogs in the interim. It pays off.
- The Patience to Research: Every good piece of copywriting is rooted in research. You need to look up references and stats in your writing. This will make it legitimate, professional, and backed by information. Buyers will be less critical of your grammar, and more content with the actual substance that you have provided to them.
- The Willingness to Use Tech Aids: It’s 2020, which means there are tech tools out there that can help you with your writing. You can use Word Doc to edit your work or Google Docs. You can use Grammarly to scan for grammar inconsistencies. You can use plagiarism checkers to ensure you haven’t plagiarized. And you can use thesaurus.com if you are blanking on a good adjective. All of these are mostly free and immediately at your disposal!
Stop letting the criticism in your past stop you from writing in the future. Functional writing is hot, it’s in demand, and it pays incredibly well. I make over $1,000 per day providing researched, edited pieces of writing that businesses around the world desire. If you want this to be your life, too, and don’t know where to start, my online courses will break it down.