Earlier today, I decided to give the site Upwork a test drive to see if it’s worth adding it to my list of paying opportunities. After completing the application process and listing my skills, I found the experience to be less than stellar.
There is more to starting a blog than mere content. It’s about engagement and whether or not people want to read your material. Some writers have the misconception they need to be well-practiced before creating a blog. In reality, anyone can start immediately with varying degrees of success. It’s all a matter of what you want to say and how you say it.
For the most part, clients simply want good quality work for the amount of money they pay. Unfortunately, there are some out there in the world who purposely prey on freelancers to get even more. I’ve dealt with a few bad apples in my day, and shady clients are part of why so many people are struggling. So, what can you do to avoid being a victim?
I am a freelance ghostwriter. Lately, I’ve been putting in a bit of effort to test my ability as a novelist. For the most part, I complete writing assignments for clients ranging from animals to travel. However, it’s not like I started out as some prodigy. It took a great deal of time and effort to build myself up to the success I am now. So, how did I start my writing career?
After seven months, I finally finished a seven page story to add to my Wattpad novella, “VII.” To be perfectly honest, I am a bit disappointed in myself. However, I’m not going to let the disappointment slow down my momentum. I’ve learned a lot about myself as a writer over this past year, and I hope to put what I’ve learned to good use.