Busting Freelance Writing Myths - Part 1

There are many common misconceptions people have about freelance writing.
These myths are spread mostly by self-styled gurus who make money off of you by
giving you misleading advice. We will discuss some of the most common myths over the next few posts.

Myth 1: You will make a lot of money as a freelance writer right away.

Sometimes the only way for a new freelance writer to get their first job is to do one
for practically nothing. Once you get your first positive feedback it becomes much
easier to get new clients. It’s best to bid on a short, cheap project first and do a
great job on it. This will help you establish your positive feedback rating more
quickly. As time goes on you can gradually increase your rates as your feedback
gets better and better.

If you decide to create your own website, it can take three weeks to six months for
your URL to be situated in search engines so that people can find you. For this
reason, it’s not a good idea to quit your day job the minute you decide to become
an online freelance writer.

If you get hired by a telecommuting company on the Internet (there are many of
them), you need to be aware of the fact that many of them take 60 to 90 days to get
you your first paycheck. Also, most of these companies, like workaholics.com,
won’t advance you the normal 50% that you would get for most jobs.

The reason these online companies pay you so late is that they’ve already taken
that 50% and invested it in themselves. Companies like this believe the writer
should be the last to get paid. Avoid situations like this at all costs if you can’t
afford to wait so long to be paid.

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