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How To Become A Freelance Writer: 8 Mistakes To Watch Out For

Being a freelancer might be the in thing these days, but there are a number of things that you still need to be on the lookout for if you are to eventually make it and become one of the finest writers in the industry so far. While a lot of people will tell you some of the things that you should do in order to succeed, not so many will ever warn you about the faults that you must avoid so that you can succeed. In most cases this is because they might be ashamed of the mistakes they made. For this reason therefore, let’s take some time and discuss some of them, so that you are aware of what you need to overcome.

  • Do it for the money
  • Of course everyone is in the writing industry to earn something, to make something out of it. However, you need to know that you are not the first one to try to earn as much as you can from it, and you surely will not be the last one either. For this reason, try to keep your greedy sense of income hushed and just be passionate about your work, or you will get scammed.

  • Be in a hurry
  • Do not be in a hurry to become the best. It takes a lot of time before you can move from a beginner to a professional writer. Some people spend years, others months to perfect their art.

  • Failing to proofread
  • When you submit work never make the mistake of failing to proofread it. This way, you can avoid costly mistakes that waste a lot of your time.

  • Plagiarism
  • Plagiarism is the biggest plague in this industry. If you want to be a success, try as much as you can never to fall a victim.

  • Poor research
  • Every client asks for proper research, because that is what keeps their clients happy. Never forget this.

  • Being naïve
  • Do not be too naïve even if you are just a beginner. Learn to know when a deal sounds too good, it’s time to walk away, or you will be preyed on.

  • Grammar
  • Grammar is really important. Never make some simple newbie mistakes for they will cost you.

  • Missing deadlines
  • Deadlines must always be adhered to. All your clients will be happy if you can meet or even beat their deadlines.


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