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How to Get Freelance Writing Jobs [in 2020]: The Ultimate Guide

How do you get freelance writing jobs in 2020?

Getting freelance writing jobs can seem difficult — especially if you are a beginner.

It shouldn’t be.

I know how it feels to be a beginner freelance writer with no experience, no clients, and no platform. And I know how challenging it can be to get freelance writing work at that stage.

Rest assured, getting jobs as a beginner (or experienced!) freelance writer isn’t as complicated as many would like you to believe.

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10 Resources for Finding Well-Paying Freelance Writing Gigs

Having an abundance of well-paying freelance writing gigs you can apply to at will is a sort of unique advantage, and it’s something that instantly makes your work much easier as a professional writer.

Of course, there are several lists of sites that pay writers that make it extremely easy to find freelance writing jobs (Writers in Charge has dozens of these!) but what if you could have access to a resource that allows you to find new freelance writing gigs on your own — on a regular basis, and as soon as these new freelance writing opportunities are available?

What if I told you that you can have access to not just one but several of these resources for finding freelance writing work?

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How to Get Lucrative Freelance Writing Gigs — No Matter Where You Live

This is a guest post by Carol Tice. Carol is a six figure freelance writer and the founder and “den mother” of the Freelance Writers Den, the number one community for freelance writers in the world. The Freelance Writers Den opens to freelance writers only twice a year — for a few days. As I write this in early December 2018, it’s currently open for a few days and you have very limited time to take advantage of this community that has turned thousands of freelance writers into success stories.

Do you feel like you live in a writer-pay desert? I hear this complaint from freelance writers a lot. Some typical comments: “I live in a small town where there are few opportunities. “My area is economically depressed, so rates are very low. “There are no big businesses nearby, so there aren’t any good gigs. “I’m not in the United States, and there’s no good pay here. “My English isn’t that good, so I can’t earn well. “All the writing jobs on the Internet pay $5 an article now. I can’t find anything better.” Think you can’t find good-paying work as a writer where you live? I think you’re wrong.

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The Mistake that Made Me Six Figures in Freelance Income

Do you know how fireworks were invented?

Apparently, 2,000 years ago, a (bored?) Chinese cook decided to mix together a few items that were commonly found in the kitchen in those days. When these items (charcoal, sulfur, and saltpeter) were mixed and compressed in a bamboo, it created an explosion.

Now, we don’t know whether this cook eventually got to keep his job, but his invention 2,000 years ago is a great source of happiness (and money!) for many people today.

A bored cook’s mistake is the reason we have fireworks today.

So what does accidentally inventing fireworks have to do with making a living as a freelance writer?

Three years ago, I made a “mistake.” Somebody contacted me to express interest in advertising on my blog. Considering that I don’t do adverts on my blog, I had gotten hundreds of similar requests in the past that I turned down or plain ignored.

On this particular day, though, I didn’t know what hit me. I made a “mistake” and did contrary to what I had been doing all the while.

This mistake resulted in $1,200 in income in a single day.

Three years later, I have earned six figures in freelance writing income as a result of the mistake I made on that day.

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How Jawad Khan Went from $30 Per Article to $10,000 Per Month

Note from Bamidele:  I was chatting with Jawad Khan on Skype the other day, and in the midst of our discussion he sent me the following message:  “Great… I still smile, when I see the first ever email I sent you when I was just starting  out… your blog helped me a lot… I’ve been making good money for the last 2-3 years now… you helped me start so I’ll always remember that :)”

Upon reading Jawad’s message, I was filled with two emotions: happiness and curiosity. I was happy for Jawad — because of what he was able to achieve, especially as a non-native English writer. Naturally, I prodded him for more information and here are some highlights since Jawad became a freelance writer.

In his own words:

  1. “I paid off $30,000 in debt.”
  2. “I bought a brand new car.”
  3. “I completely renovated my house (big expense).”
  4. “I got married :D”
  5. “And above all, getting clients is not a problem anymore.”

Jawad typically makes $5,000 – $7,000 monthly from freelance writing, but he’s had a few $10,000 months.

Now, if that isn’t success, what is? I mean, if building a house, buying a car, paying off a significant debt, and getting married thanks to earnings from freelance writing isn’t success, what is?