Looking to freelance as a writer
Creeperbane2 Victorian ScoundrelIndianapolis, IN Icrontian
So my formal work situation is in the shitter, and I have been trying to find other was to make some dough in the mean time. Was looking into freelancing as a writer as I fancy myself decent at it. Tried getting on UpWork but they are sanctimonious assholes, er, I mean they say I do not have enough experience to advertise on their site. Anyone have any advice on how to break into this field?
If you want to make money... no. If you want to write, build a portfolio, my recommendation is to find a very specific area of interest, perhaps something local to you. Right now I blog about the Baltimore Orioles. Find a focus area, live inside that bubble. Find someone to network with online, a content creator in your area of interest and offer them a sample of your work. They may bring you on to freelance on their site, but like I said, don't expect payment for your work out of the gate.
It's an extremely difficult field to make any money in at present.
You need content for people to look at to hire you as a writer. So, start writing. Cliff gave you some good recommendations, though I would offer the slight different of looking at what freelance writers can get paid to do in general if you are unsure of what to write about, e.g. I know people can get paid pretty well to write financial content as a result of who I work for, but know nothing else about it.
What do you want to write about?
I write as a hobby, and have published on Kindle Direct Press.
One novel is published, my accompanying short story publishes is a day or two, and Book 2 should be published in March or April.
I'll help you any way I can.