Starting Your Online Freelance Writing Career

As robust as ever, the online market is today. And this time around, unlike the late

90’s, companies are actually putting money in their web sites.

In 2004 Google had 4.28 billion pages in its database .The real figure of the number of web

pages on the internet is predicted to be closer to 14 billion pages. Can you estimate how

many writers would be needed to write this colossal amount of information?

On the Internet “Content is king”. Content is the backbone of the internet economy. There

are informational websites, websites selling products , news portals, blogs , forums and the

basis of all of them are words….that’s where writers come in.

As of March 2007, approximately 1,114,274,426 people worldwide use the Internet, according

to Worldwide Internet Statistics. This number is anticipated to increase significantly more. As of 2006 only

15.6 % of the world population had access to the internet.

Buckle up; you’ve come to the right place at the right time. The Internet and business websites are where freelance writing will go in the future.

Maybe the typewriter’s demise was the best thing that ever occurred to freelance writers.

As typewriters died – and computer keyboards and the Internet thrived – a world of

opportunity opened for people who write for a living, says Peter Bowerman, an Atlanta-based

author of The Well-Fed Writer: Financial Self-Sufficiency as a Freelance Writer in Six

Months or Less.

Back in 1991 a published author once remarked that you could expect an average 70 rejections

when you could write something and send it for publishing, whether you are a newbie or a

seasoned pro.

utilizing customary techniques like cold calling, direct mail, and networking…all

took a lot of time and drastically reduced the income. The Internet made the freelancer’s

life much easier. While lounging around in your pajamas, you can communicate with your client.

Most of the freelance writers who make great money at it these days have diversified their

client bases away from print media and toward the world of ecommerce. As a result, when

you’re just getting started, the best place to collect a writing paycheck is online.

The freelance market is booming. Nowadays, professionals around the world are hired to complete work worth sixty billion dollars. According to the US Department of Labor, “35 million The majority of Americans identify as independent professionals.”

Companies have increased their outsourcing by 22% over the last three years. According to a survey, the number of companies using freelancers will more than double, from 20% to 50%. It won’t be bad to work in a $120 billion industry!

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