7 Steps to become a freelance writer

I was 90% technical guy and 10% marketer when I started my first startup in 2013. I learned a few things about social media marketing but I was afraid of writing sales pages and blog articles on my website.

I starting writing for the content marketing of my startup because we did not have any money to hire freelance writers. That’s how I became better at writing.

I was contacting to startup media houses for the press coverage of our startup. We could not get the coverage but one of my articles got published on YourStory as guest post.

I was thrilled.

The article received a great response from YourStory audience. People came back to me telling that they liked my article. I was surprised and elated given that my background was in computer science and coding.

I am still not a professional writer but a simple guy with average English writing skills.

I realised that people were loving my article because there was a value inside the content. My article was written with average English but with a strong helpful message for entrepreneurs.

I stopped worrying about my English writing skills and focused entirely on helping my audience.

I am still doing that through this article – isn’t it?

My articles have been published on Huffington Post, LifeHacker, Entrepreneur, YourStory, Inc42 and on the websites of big brands.

My clients paid me Rs. 5000 for writing a single article.

..if you are at beginner level then keep reading..

You don’t need to have a degree in writing or extraordinary writing skills to become a freelance writer.

Having said that, you can’t become a successful writer overnight.

Just start in the right way and grow slowly. If you know the basic writing skills then follow below points.

#1. Select Your Niche

“If you want to become a highly paid freelance writer, the biggest blunder you can make is offering your content to each & everyone on the earth“

Now, whether it is becoming a freelance writer, launching a mobile app or starting an online store, the most important thing is to find a market for your services.

No audience means No money.

Let me help you in selecting the right niche so that you can build a strong expertise and reputation among your audience.

Let’s break this process into two simple steps.

Niche in which you have knowledge and interest

Start with a small mental exercise. Ask yourself –

  • What topics are you really good at and have knowledge on
  • What do you read about mostly
  • What are the hobbies that you carried with you for a long time
  • What topics do most of your friends generally seek help from you on
  • What is your educational background
  • What areas do you have professional experience in

For example, you could be a fitness lover and might be having a lot of knowledge in this domain. Which would mean that you could target fitness publications, fitness websites/blogs, and many other gigs on fitness.

I can share my story.

I am passionate about personal finance. I can target and write on a range of topics related to personal finance from credit cards, savings, income tax to retirement and so on. You see the point I am trying to make.

I also have experience of running two startups, so I write about entrepreneurship, productivity and marketing.

I enhanced my skills in these two domains and clients paid me as much as Rs. 5000 for a 1000-1200 word article.

Similarly, figure out what niche you want to focus on. There could be more than one niche that evokes your interest. That should not be a problem as in the next step I am going to show you how to finalize on one niche.

Validate the Market

You might be interested in writing about primary education or traffic safety but you may not make any money if there are not enough businesses who are looking for content writers in that segment.

You should validate your market before picking up your niche.

Step 1 – Google Search

Head to Google search engine and type in the niche you are interested in. Let’s say one of your interest is writing on fitness.

Then type in “ fitness writing “ ,  “fitness writer” , “fitness writing jobs” and such related keywords and check out the results on Google.

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In the Google search results, look out for the following things to validate whether there is a market for the niche you are interested in

  • Are there freelance writing jobs & gigs posted
  • Can you find advice on that niche in the form of articles and publications
  • Are there established writers in that niche

Step 2 – LinkedIn

In the LinkedIn search results, check whether

  • There are lot of writers in that niche
  • There are jobs posted in that niche
  • What kind of freelance jobs are they offering
  • Are they from reputed companies or websites in selected niche
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Bonus Tip: Don’t worry about the location of the job postings and freelance writers as you are just trying to validate the market for your niche.

Secondly, use Linkedin Premium feature (free for first month) to perform the above validation for your niche. I suggest LinkedIn premium feature because it searches deeper across people, jobs, posts, groups, companies etc all at once and shows you the results in a better way.

Step 3 – Freelance Portals

To check how much freelancers are earning in the fitness niche, let’s search on UpWork platform.

You can see that freelancers from all over the world are earning from $10 to $50 per hour.

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Steve T. has earned $80,000 till date by profiling himself as ‘Expert Fitness Freelance Writer’.

Do you think he could have earned this much by profiling himself as “I write whatever the shit you ask me to write”

You get my point.

Be specific and be more valuable in your niche.

Let’s move to the next step.

#2. Focus on a single type of writing

“Become an expert at one type of article rather than becoming average at ten type of articles“

Once you have finalized your niche, you can go one step further to become an expert in a specific kind of writing within that niche.

Be the Arjuna of your market.

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Strong experience in one type of article will fetch you more money in the long run.

Here is the list to choose from..

  • Writing for blogs
  • Writing e-books
  • Writing Press Releases for startups & corporates
  • Technical writing
  • Writing landing pages
  • Writing sales pages
  • Writing webinar scripts
  • Writing email funnel sequences
  • Writing columns and editorials for magazines

Bonus Tip: Don’t get intimidated by the number of options listed above.

Most of the freelance writers only focus on blog articles and miss the entire opportunity to make money in other segments. Remember that although you are trying to specialize in single type of writing, you can occasionally accept other options as well.

This is because the fundamentals of writing would largely remain the same among these specializations but profiling yourself as an expert in single type will help you win the client against other candidates who are profiling themselves as generic writers.

#3. Skills and Tools

“The secret of becoming a writer is to write, write, and keep on writing.“

Become a good writer to become competitive enough to succeed in your market. Read a lot and write a lot. Let your creativity flow even if you don’t make money in the initial days.

Writing

Just like a software engineer becomes better at programming by coding a lot or a marathon athlete becomes a strong runner by practising running,  you will become a better writer only through practice.

One of the best way to practise writing is to start a blog of your own.  Starting a blog will not only help you to practice writing and become a better writer but it will also help you to showcase your work which I am going to cover in the next section.

I have written a step by step guide to start your blog in 5 minutes along with practical videos to configure your blog.

Follow the steps and start your blog in less than $50 investment.

Reading

Reading has multiple benefits. It helps you to

  • Gain knowledge in the niche that you plan to become a freelance writer
  • Improves your vocabulary
  • Arms you with information which you could use in your writing
  • Become more empathetic towards your readers

Tip: Read books and blogs in your niche, especially those of successful bloggers to gain the above benefits.

Editing

“Write like a drunk and edit like a sober”

Edit your work before you hit the publish button. I write the article in one sitting without editing a single work. Then I start editing next day and improve my article.

  • Taking help of a mentor or a friend
  • Hiring freelance editors
  • Use tools like Grammarly for basic editing help.

Creating Images

Writing articles for your clients or for your own blog posts is not just about writing plain text but also using images and infographics to make your work appealing and engaging.

You can go through my articles to understand how I use images to capture the reader’s attention and provide them additional value through snapshots of my work.

You can make use of tools like Canva, Photoshop, Unsplash, Pixabay to design & gather copyright free images.

#4. Build a Portfolio

“ A good portfolio is more than a long list of articles and blog posts. It is a record of proven skills and provides the writer with immense opportunities.“

Yes, it’s difficult to establish your expertise and reputation for clients in the initial days. But if you are serious about your work, then your first aim should be to deliver quality work to your client even at low cost.

This way you can stand out from the crowd and also demonstrate practically your passion for the profession.

You can build a portfolio of your work by

  • Creating a professional blogand posting content in your selected niche regularly.
  • Writing and publishing articles on Medium.comin your selected niche.
  • Guest posting on blogs or websites who are in your niche.

On the last point – guest posting, I would like to elaborate a bit as it can fetch you great dividends if done rightly.

Guest posting which means writing on someone else’s blog or website is a great way to connect with new audience and get your name out there in the online world.

Depending upon your niche, apart from blogs, try to guest post on bigger platforms like YourStory, Huffington Post, BuzzFeed, Entrepreneur or other such big ones in your niche, which command a strong brand value and have ton of readers.

That will build your reputation, enhance the quality of your portfolio and will help you in getting that first paid assignment from a client.

Write good content on the topic which will attract eyeballs, share your bio, and send it across to such big platforms. They would respond and would be willing to publish it on their websites. A win-win for both.

#5. Reach out to clients and Pitch to jobs

“Some succeed because they are destined to, but most succeed because they hustle and are determined to. Writing is hustling of another kind.”

I receive emails from people asking for paid writing work. When I ask for their portfolio, they say that they are just starting up writing work.

Come on… Don’t expect paid freelance writing work unless you have proved yourself a good writer in your niche.

Once you have built a nice portfolio of your work, it’s time to hunt for freelance writing jobs.

Let me run you through the 6 different proven ways in which you can find your first paid freelancing gig.

Reach out to Startups

Many startups in India and around the world look for freelance writers or contract writers who can deliver the excellent content. It could be writing for their blog, newsletters, press releases, landing pages and much more within the area in which startup is operating.

That’s why focussing on a niche and establishing your expertise in one to two areas of writing will come in very handy for you.

Reach out to these startups using platforms like Angellist, LinkedIn, Remote.co, Weworkremotely where you can find the startups and the contacts of their founders.

When you apply to these freelance writing jobs, make sure to include a cover letter that talks about your bio, expertise, link to your portfolio work, and how you can help them.

Reach out to Bloggers

Blogs are a great source to land your first paying writing gigs. Blog owners especially the top ones often find it difficult to post articles themselves due to lack of time.

A lot of them advertise for freelance writing positions on their blogs and some accept writing work if you send them a good pitch.

Even if they don’t advertise explicitly, reach out to them with your bio and portfolio of work and tell them that you are interested in working with them.

Search Job Portals

Not all job portals post quality freelance gigs and as a beginner freelance writer it might become difficult for you to locate authentic jobs.

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Therefore, I have carefully curated a list of top job portals where you can find authentic and well paying freelance writing gigs, whatever be your niche.

  1. Problogger
  2. BloggingPro
  3. FlexJobs
  4. Contena
  5. MediaBistro
  6. Morning Coffee Newsletter
  7. Writers Market
  8. AllFreelanceWriting(AFW)
  9. FreelanceWriting
  10. LinkedIn

Bonus Tip: There are other established freelance job portals like Upwork and Guru which I didn’t include in the list. These are popularly referred to as content mills where thousands of freelancers compete and try to outbid each other often leading to heavy competition and very low pay.

You can start your career at the portals where competition is low and later on move to high competitive & high rewarding platforms.

Use Social Media

Social Media especially Twitter and Facebook can be leveraged to find freelance writing jobs.

But don’t ever accept the cheap content writing work that is offered in many Facebook groups.

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There are three reasons why you should reject the cheap work

  1. You will never improve your writing skills
  2. Your work will not be published on authority websites
  3. You will never get an opportunity to increase the price of your work

Rather, use social media to connect with the right people who can give you quality work even if you have to work for free initially.

That is the biggest mistake of first time freelance writers. They don’t look for quality work but fall for cheap writing work and never come out of that.

Let’s see how you can use the social media to your advantage.

#1. Finding Writing Work Using Twitter

Twitter is often an under tapped resource. It’s a great platform through which you can find the latest job postings by businesses.

Follow the below twitter handles to find paid writing jobs.

@Write_Jobs

@WhoPaysWriters

You can also use twitter to make yourself visible and get into the eyes of content publications.

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Shreya who wrote a twitter post on the recent Mumbai floods and as a result someone from Huffington Post was trying to contact her.

2. Using Facebook for Finding Freelance Work

Facebook can be a great way to connect with prospective clients, build relationships with them, and ultimately land freelance writing work.

Depending upon your niche, join the relevant groups, participate in the discussions, and inform people that you can help them in writing.

3. Freelance Writing Work on LinkedIn

Technically, LinkedIn might fall under the social media category. But, LinkedIn is more about careers, businesses, and therefore is a very professional platform vis-a-vis others.

Use LinkedIn to search for many freelance writing jobs that get posted by companies, magazines, and publications.

You can also search for companies and businesses in your niche and target them by writing a cover letter or a small pitch.

Bonus Tip: See that your profile is complete and use keywords to fill your profile that directly is related to your profession, niche, the type of writing you are interested in, and your location. Prospective clients look for freelance writers by searching by keywords and so, this strategy will help clients locate your profile.

Guest Posting

Remember, how we discussed about using guest posting as a strategy to build quality portfolio.

Finding-Paid-Freelance-Writing-Gigs-Through-GuestPosting-HuffingtonPost

Once you have published guest posts for free and have impressed the owner of the blog or the content platform, you can ask and negotiate with them for paid guest posts.

The other way is to directly search for paid guest posts in your niche in Google and apply to them with a cover letter that talks about your bio, link to your portfolio work, and how you can help them with your expertise.

Networking

You can use networking as strategy to reach out to already established freelance writers in your niche.

There is no harm in trying to network with other freelance writers as they might help you out by referring some of their clients. Make use of LinkedIn to connect with other freelance writers.

Apart from directly networking with fellow freelance writers,  one other way to make use of LinkedIn is to join the freelance writer groups where you can interact with people, participate in the discussions, and showcase your expertise.

Bonus Tip: Don’t straight away ask for referrals as soon as you connect with other freelance writers. First talk to them, build some rapport, discuss questions on your profession, and slowly you should be able to get some referrals.

Remember – We are building a long term career as freelance writer and not looking for making quick bucks.

#6. Set Your Rates

“The price you set for any work is the amount of life you exchange for it .“

When you are a beginner and have decided to take up freelance writing, one thing you will not be sure of is how much should you charge?

Questions like what should be my rate might make you nervous especially for your first paid work.

Worry not, for I am going to share with you some pointers which will show you how to go about setting your rates and charge your clients accordingly.

Never write cheap with one exception

You might be beginner who is just trying to break into the freelance writing scene, but, that doesn’t mean that you write for free or dirt cheap prices.

This is a bad practice. You will come across many clients in the job portals and even in Facebook who would ask you to write for free samples. Reject it.

However, you can make one exception to this rule.

Remember, how I discussed guest posting earlier in this article.

You can guest post for free for top blogs in your industry and big platforms like Your Story, Entrepreneur, BuzzFeed, Huffington Post and other popular magazines. Although you are writing for free, you are getting an intangible return in the form of building your own brand value and reputation.

When someone asks you for the samples, then show your work published on branded websites. You don’t need to write a sample for your client to win the project. A lot of saving your time.

Charging domestic clients

In the case of Indian clients, when you are just starting out, you can charge Rs. 1000 for a 600 to 1200 words article. (No one is going to pay you that money unless you have credibility as a writer, work on that first)

Once established within your niche, you can increase your rates to Rs. 1500 to Rs 2000 for the similar work.

Slowly, with time and experience behind your back, you will be a position where you could command Rs 5000 to Rs 10,000 per 1000 words article.

Don’t rush for it. Create value and people will be willing to pay you for your work.

I have been supported by income from freelance writing work in my initial struggle days. Now I reject even Rs. 10,000 offers for 1000 words article because I dedicate my entire time on my own business.

Bonus Tip: It’s okay to write more words in the article but never accept less than 1000 rupees per article. That will set your standard rate to Rs. 1000 per article in which you can write more than promised words to make your client happy. A long-term association will be established.

Charging global clients from US & UK

As a freelance writer, you will be getting work from across the world for which you can choose to set your rates differently.

In the case of global clients, when you are just starting out, you can charge $25 for a 600 to 1200 words article. After that you can increase your rates to $50 for the same work.

A day will come when your client will pay you $100 happily for a 1000 word article. Come back and thank me on that day if my article made any contribution to your success.

#7. Keep Learning

Landing paid freelance writing work doesn’t mean you stop learning. Learning should be a continuous process and Investing in yourself should be your top priority.

Continue to learn new ways to improve your writing, gain more knowledge in your niche, learn creative ways to market yourself, and grow your freelance business.

In finance, there is a concept called J-curve which can be applied to our professional lives. Below is an illustrative snapshot of J-curve which proves that if you keep learning and keep working, initially you may not see results, but eventually you will reach epic success.

How-to-Become-Successful-J-Curve

Conclusion

“Start writing no matter what. The water does not flow until you turned on the tap.“

It requires patience and a lot of perseverance to make your career in freelance writing. But, tell me which success story doesn’t have lot of hard work and patience behind it.

Humans often underestimate what they can achieve in long term which is a pity.

As I end this article, I would like to share a few important points as you begin your journey of a freelance writer.

Sometimes, the best paying writing gigs may not be posted on the job portals that I shared above. But, if you are good at your job, start your own blog/website, build a nice portfolio of work,  make yourself visible in the online space through social media then you need not to chase anyone.

Eventually, work will come to you both from domestic and international clients and you will be compensated quite well.

In all the industries, you will see products priced at different prices aimed at different customers. You have BMW, Audi cars which are priced premium but you also have Maruti, Tata cars which are manufactured and priced for a certain segment of customers.

Similarly, there will be freelance writers who charge low and charge high or clients who pay low and pay high. Where you want to be on that map is your sole decision and will require you to take action accordingly.

126 thoughts on “7 Steps to become a freelance writer”

  1. Sir
    Let me first tell you that .. your blog is truly amazing. The first part I like the most about is the way it is readable in the mobile platform., since it is very readable it prompts us to come back to it whenever we have time. It’s easier than reading a hard copy. The second part I liked the most is the simplicity with which you narrate things.. it gives the matter more clarity.. and I am sure there are many more parameter s which should be appreciated..

    I also want to know few things about improving writing skill
    1) education is one field I have opted.. so I want to know whether it is a good field to move forward (To monetize..as you rightly said I need to find the niche )
    2) which is a good platform for me as a beginner to start with my writing skills

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  2. Hey!
    This is harsh, just wanted to ask how can I start? Means I don’t have much experience in anything and can i right my daily life things or something?
    And
    I’m starting blogging on blogger.com is it gud to start from their or what you could suggest?
    I need someone to guide me in this field.

    If you could help me out it would be very grateful.

    Thank you.

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  3. Hello
    Pradeep

    I have gone through your article, i am really inspired by the ways you have sugessted for how to cope up with issues before being a Expert in blog you going to open up to public.

    Thanks for the article.

    With regards
    Aishwarya j

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  4. Hi Sir! I find your blogs very educational. I myself want to try my hand in writing field. I like watching movies and shows and was thinking about writing reviews, you think it can prove a good niche? I mean I love writing and watching movies and would love to write the review from local guys POV. Please help me out with this, thank you!!

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  5. Hello sir,
    I liked your information, i would like to ask for the better start, how and where I can upload my writing and then the domain stuff, will you please tell us, how to start?, It will be great help sir.

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  6. Hello sir
    I am a motivational writer
    I’ve written alot of motivational writing
    But they only end up on paper
    How can I use them to make money

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  7. Hi Pradeep,
    This article was indeed a blessing. I love travel diaries and can offer much in that field. Also, I like helping people get out of their stressed out lives. I can present my writings in the form of a fiction or a poetry too. I don’t really know where to start from. Where to present my content.

    I appreciate what you’re doing here. This article can really act as a turning point in many lives.

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  8. Hello Sir
    I am a student studying in class 11.
    I want to indulge myself in these kinds of freelance writing so that I may have a steady income.It need not be much,but atleast I will get something in return of my writing.I have even made an Upwork account long time back but I am not getting any such client since I do not specialise in any field that much. I can write on entertainment,education,fashion but I am speaking aboout side skills. I do not have any of them . I do not even have any known freelance writers. So Sir could you please guide me as in how to get steady clients. I need to know that how did you start your freelance wrtiting and how did you expand it.Please help me out Sir.

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    • Your content is really inspiring. Thanks a lot for sharing different types of methods availavle on making money online based on their niche or expertise.

      Thanks a lot. I am developing a website for Affiliate Marketing. I am adding a tab by name : Money making ideas on Online.

      My Intention is to share the knowledge to external world. Thanks a lot. I got to know from your blog. Give full credit to your blog. I will put your website link in my blog. So the visitors get to know more.

      Thanks and regards,
      Srinivasulu Dasam
      Bangalore – India

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  9. Dear Pardeep,

    Your content here is very inspiring, especially for the phase i am going through currently. Over past few months have been feeling low and seem to have lost interest in what i am doing. Feel dejected with low self esteem.
    I am currently working as an EA to an MD in a manufacturing firm in Ahmedabad.

    I want to take up something which will keep me busy, give me joy and ofcourse additional income in long run.
    I wish to know how i can start my own blog or take up an activity of writing and getting known for my work.

    Appreciate your guidance and path forward

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    • Sunita.. You can finalize your niche and start writing on Medium. It is a free platform but you will get a sort of platform to showcase your writing skills. Later on you can start a blog with a domain name.

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  10. Hi Pardeep,
    Thanks for the great article. I found your blog few months back, when I was searching for good personal finance blog.

    I am Deepesh Parikh from Udaipur (Rajasthan). I am an Investment Consultant from last 8 years. ( by education I am a Metallurgical Engineer from MNIT, Jaipur)

    I am in learning phase. I am trying to improve myself.

    But I always have one question in my mind – Is it good to write in Hindi ? Can I earn money in long term through Hindi Blogging ?
    I am writing in Hindi because I am comfortable with Hindi.

    Can you guide me, what should I do ? Whether I should continue with Hindi or should shift to English blogging ?

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  11. Hi! I was in Pharmaceutical Sales for 18 yrs with multinationals. I am currently not working. I want to be a freelance wtiter and blogger but not sure on what shall I write? Is sales n marketing a great niche or shall I write on life of women over forty? Please help.

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    • Sudipta.. You start writing where you feel most comfortable. If you can comfortably write about sales & marketing (as you have a huge experience), later on you can start another project on middle-aged women’s life. Focus on one thing at a time.

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    • Jeffery, select your niche and start learning single type of writing and get expertise in that. Then you can make a profile on freelancing platforms like upwork.

      You can also create your blog to showcase your writing skills.

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  12. I want to start freelance writing. I am an Electronics & Communication Engineer. Can electronics be a good niche for the writers?

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  13. I m beginner, I am working in mnc telecom company. I want a side income. What should I do.i can spare 3-4 hrs per day.what can I done for this. Fyi I have been interest in electronics things. Please reply and suggest the way out. Thanks in advance

    Regards
    Manas

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    • That’s awesome Manas if you can spare 3-4 per day. You can invest this spare time in learning a skill. As you have interest in electronic things, you can learn content writing, and write content for tech blogs or you can even start your own blog.

      But you have to develop a skill first that will help you in starting you a side income.

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  14. Very informative!
    I enjoy writing travel diaries. I am a passionate learner who enjoys sharing learnings with others, especially school students and parents.
    Looking to build a career in writing.

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  15. A complete info on how to build a passive income. I have been trying to explore this filed since 2009, the info I got here which is of a great value. I will start working on it right from today. Thank you.

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  16. Great tips Pradeep ji! I have a wierd question, I want to explore the writing n blogging world but without taking support from my circle of influence. To be kind of a “Gumnam blogger”

    Can you be of any help?

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    • Be a freelance writer and write for other bloggers. you’ll be ‘Gumnaam’ and when you are comfortable with Name-fame, start your own blog.
      And to learn freelance writing you don’t need any support, just explore the internet. Lot’s of information on internet.

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  17. I’ve gone through this article like 2 times to get it absorbed. As I’m beginner , with same background you’ve had in past (that typical coder from CS background.) , what would be your suggestion for where to start with. I’m patiently waiting for your reply as it would help me out to retire my self from current scenario and kick off my career as a writer. Thank you sir for everything you wrote.

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  18. I believe that writing is a great way of exploring one’s subconscious thoughts which people usually can’t express .

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  19. Thanks for awake up us through your impeccable skills . sure it will be very worthy stuff us who want to be get into blogger

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  20. You are offering your help in solving an issue that I have been struggling with for 10 years.
    The questions that I’ve not been able to answer are:
    What is my worth as a writer?
    Why should I create a blog?
    Where is the work and how do I land writing gigs?
    How do I write less and earn more?
    How do I write quickly?
    How do I make the flow of words a torrent?
    How do I understand and deliver what my audience and or client want?
    I am sure to learn a lot from you Pardeep G

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  21. sir, i am wanted to join this blog, please suggest me as soon as possible i knowing & if u get me any topic i am definitely dong good, for sure ,thank you

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  22. I love your work, sir.
    I’m trying to do the same here, monetizing my website, of you can help me in a way to do so, I kindly request it.

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  23. Truly motivating article for anyone who wants to do something new but is utterly confused about where to start from. Thank you for sharing the tips and various links.

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  24. Hi Pradeep,
    Iam impressed with your writing skills and your content is really motivating. Iam also happy that you are willing to share your success with others and help newbies like me. Really great. Thank you.

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  25. Thank you for the insightful article. I hope to receive further information on free lance writing as I haven’t started out yet but hoping to do so. The information provided is really helpful for somebody who doesn’t have a clue about freelance writing but I’m passionate about writing.

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  26. Thank you Pradeep for writing such a usefull article for people like us, who are interested in making money online. I get to know a lot about making money online after reading your blog. Really appreciate your work.

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  27. hi, you have written over there that you can help new writers in their writing so can you give me your email id so that i can snd you a sample of something i have written.

    Regards,

    Gulshan

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  28. Very well written, documented and explained. The explanations are very lucid and easy to understand for readers like me. Expect more such article from your end.

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  29. Thank U Pardeep. Your writings make this old man young in thinking and acting. Of course I would be moving soon towards freelance writing.

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  30. Excellent piece of work, very useful for beginners. Your way of explaining things is really very empowering to newbies like me. Thanks Pardeep.

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  31. Nicely written. One of the important skills that a writer should have is making his/her content comprehensive. This involves having a clear understanding about the readers and their level of acceptance. Pradeep has a unique blend of these skills that make the entire content interesting and easy to comprehend. Not to mention his talent of disclosing exactly what attracts and entices his followers to subscribe and purchase the paid content that he offers. I am sure it is all worth as he seems to express his personal experiences through words in almost everything that he preaches.
    Absolutely enjoyed reading everything here, regards and good wishes.

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  32. Dear Sir
    I am an average writer with good typing speed of about 45 wpm. I wrote on Indian Politics. But I have no idea about how to make it my profession. Please guide me. I also want to send you one of my writings. Please provide your e-mail.
    Thank you

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  33. Got all the answers which I was searching for many days. It’s really awesome. Nobody can have a break while going through the most informative contents. However I’ am not in the need of money but I want to use my passion for blog writing. This article will be a great help for my passion in future.
    Thanks a lot again and again.

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  34. I have been struggling with writing articles for so long at so cheap rates. Being a English MA I felt so dejected about the fact that they were paying so disrespectfully towards the work and effort I was putting in. Plus, came the thefts of the content and an unpaid system. Your article showed me to get on the place I really wanted to reach. Thanks a lot!

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  35. hello sir, Just I read your article. what can i say its just awesome, detail information, well described. I also write a blogs on crypto currency on steemit but i cant make that much money. So please give me some ideas to make more money like you. Thank You.

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  36. Thanks Pradeep, mainly for being transparent. I browse a lot of blogs only to quickly click on a link which is advertised by the blogger. But here I was happily reading till the end. And it was a great eye opener for me to explore my writing skills

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  37. Hi Pardeep – Great information thank you! I’d like to say I’m quite inclined to becoming a writer of my own experiences some day but I would love the idea of writing articles based on knowledge and research and get paid for it. I’m not sure where to start on a topic, but given one I could write! If there’s any guidance you could provide in terms of reaching out to potential clients, it would be great.
    Thanks!!

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  38. You are just not a awesome writer man… also you have great thinking and writing skill… Man I want your guides… If You are ready to help me..

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  39. Seems really very helpful at the moment, I want to learn and earn by travelling with you, but can’t invest anything. So, let us hope that I will be successful!

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  40. A sincere and insightful article. I’m definitely coming back with a notepad and pen to record my thoughts on this and any key points that catch my eye. I found this site through medium’s email feed & I can honestly state that, I’m subscribed for content of this kind, I’ve yet to be disappointed. Thank you for your advice.

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  41. Hii…Pradeep , this is a awesome article for a job seeker ,financial problem facing students,youngsters …this article active my mental activity and my passion how to creating my own blogs and startup.Thank you so much Mr. Pradeep .First of all read all your article how is it possible?but still now i am thinking this is the best online income source platform that i have never seen before.I am very glad to say that i would like to learn in this first step of my online features.

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  42. Hii…Pradeep , this is a awesome article for a job seeker ,financial problem facing students,youngsters …this article active my mental activity and my passion how to creating my own blogs and startup.Thank you so much Mr. Pradeep .

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  43. Beautiful article with each and every detail needed. Hope this will help me in earning money online. Thank you for motivating me to learn more on this topic.

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  44. Quite an exhaustive article, covering every nook and corner of topic, discussing in depth all doubts/questions that might arise in the reader’s mind.
    This is the longest appreciation I’ve ever wrote for someone 😀
    I liked it

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  45. Hi Pardeep,

    Your article is well-written and very helpful. However, more than ten grammatical errors and typos caught my eye while reading only the first half of the article. These errors were very jarring and ruined the experience for me. I know many writers who have decent grammar, but very who can write flawless articles. I can edit and proofread your articles to make them flawless. I’ve done editing and proofreading professionally as well. If you’re interested in working with me, let me know and I can share samples of my work.

    Keep up the good work!

    Best,
    Tanvi

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  46. Not one of the best, but the best article for any Freelance Content Writer. I’ve already shared this link with my content writing team. Super Awesome. Nobody can write such articles without a personal experience.

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  47. that’s motivated me a lot … I recently started my blog and writing blogposts ,even I got my first freelance writing job.before reading this article I am bidding in many categories but I know what I have to do

    Thanks sir

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  48. Very informative article. I am also on personal niche. I know your articles will give me more ideas on the topics I want to write in the future. Excited to read your other articles. Keep up!

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  49. Very informative article. I am also on personal niche. I know yiur articles will give me more ideas on the topics I want to write in the future. Excited to read your other articles. Keep up!

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  50. “I am still doing that through this article – isn’t it?” This line literally made me smile. This is exactly how one actually reach audience. I’m also a freelance content writer and an SEO expert from about 4 years, and this is an article I’ll be definitely sharing for the first time ever. Your writing skills are exceptional. Keep up the good work. Loved it!

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  51. As usual, an insightful article Pardeep bhai. I appreciate the fact that you said don’t do cheap work.

    One thing I would like to point out is that people who work for low prices are spoiling the market for others.

    Let’s provide great value and get paid accordingly. Let’s not sell ourselves short. Cheers!

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  52. Hi,
    If i have to start my story about blogging, i will copy paste many lines!!! Yet I don’t have any experience in startups. I am basically expressing my thoughts on http://www.escapewriters.com about life events. As such you, I can’t write fancy words of english but try to make each article simple enough that anyone can perceive my views.
    Best of Luck.
    Keep Writing….

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  53. I wanted to apply for Entrepreneur India.
    It was just a 5 minute process but it too me months to do that.
    After reading this article, it took me just 5 minutes.

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  54. Great actionable tips for freelance writers for earning what they’re really worth rather than scrape the bottom of the barrel writing for peanuts. Kudos to you on your well-deserved success in the freelance writing and blogging field.

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  55. well, when a person decides or by accident becomes a “freelance writer”, s/he lacks basic
    understanding of the market and what needs to be written and how.

    The approach, the flow, the difference between audiences, how to start a paragraph, what is the difference between article, blog and website content or even the punctuation.
    Today, every third person is hiring and earning by commision, only a few of them exists whom you can call a “true-writer”, this is utterly sad and distressing.
    Today, a blogger is one who hires a writer, hires an SEO expert, hires a designer, hires a PPC expert and only owns the website to earn and call him/herself a “blogger”, the essence of the word blogger for the reason it was brought into existence is lost.
    who is a successful freelance writer? or I must say the one who has hired the best in all departments.
    If you want to be a freelance writer, just know the difference between copywriting and content writing. If you ask me one line which I should pass onto the next generation it will be “learn to write with no grammar errors”.

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