How To Find Legit Freelance Writing Jobs Without Experience: Tips For Students

If you are in school, and you need extra funds, you may want to consider freelance writing. You can work the writing time around your work and school schedule. There will be plenty of opportunities on campus and you could make a lot of money. Follow our tips for having success as a for pay writer.

Tips for Students


  • Put up notices-make some flyers and business cards. A professional can make those for you at very little cost. These items should include your name, contact information, and a brief sentence or two on what you can do. Put the flyers on bulletin boards and pass out the business cards to everyone you know and ask them to spread the word. Always make sure you advertise near the writing lab on campus.
  • Make a website-it is now easy and inexpensive to create a website. There are how-do videos online. At the website you will want to include your reviews, references, contact information, samples, and fees. Look around online at other similar sites, so you can see what you do and do not like and see what others are charging for their fees.
  • Use a third party company-since you are a student, you will not have tons of time to search for work. If you use a third party company, you will pay a small fee and the work will be easy to find. You can bid on work and suit the work to your schedule.
  • Be smart with your time-you are a student, so your studies come first. Do not take on more work than you can finish. You have to act like a professional and meet all of your deadlines. Be smart with the work you take. The pay will be nice, so you do not need to take on a bunch of jobs at the same time.
  • Ask your friends-you can do work for your peers such as research, outlines, academic writing, or editing. If you do a good job, then your work performance will spread by word of mouth. Getting work without having to search for it will suit your busy academic schedule.
  • Work with a writing company-you can apply to work with a writing company. You will need to provide a sample and take a few proficiency tests before you are hired. However, once you are hired you can take as many jobs as you wish.

not only a part-time work

Some writers start off doing a few projects that begin as part-time work. As they see their potential they want to know how this can become their full-time job. A few writers are fortunate enough to say they earn enough to make a living. Others may think this is impossible but possibilities are endless. Overall, being a freelance writer is excellent! Some may not have the exact words to describe the feeling, but they can see themselves writing for a very long time. The benefits are great but when you feel this is your calling you feel right at home.

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