Can anyone guide me about how to become freelancer?

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Hello!! all members of warrior forum. Currently I am learning the content writing as well as I would like to move for the freelancing. I am totally new for the freelancing. But I don't know the exact steps to proceed as freelancer. I have searched on google for the same , from that i have created accounts on different freelancing sites,
setted up all the profile and updated my portfolio on those sites. Even after approaching to different projects on content marketing i didn't get success or any projects.
Can anyone help me to know how can I get projects? Also please do tell me the procedure how can I apply for freelancing projects from it?
Please all members of warrior do help me to know details of this field that would be very helpful for me. Thank you!!d that would be very helpful for me. Thank you!!
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  • Profile picture of the author laurencewins
    Is it content writing you want to do? If so, you need to practice a lot more. I assume English is not your first language, and unless you're writing in your own language, you'll need to write better quality to be able to attract clients.
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  • Profile picture of the author Minaro
    I believe signing up at freelancer dot com will also help you, as well as reading their blogs Wish you good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author Ruilk Gold
    Do you have a blog? That could help? Tbh im in the same position as you
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    Currently I am learning the content writing as well as I would like to move for the freelancing. I am totally new for the freelancing.

    t i have created accounts on different freelancing sites,
    setted up all the profile and updated my portfolio on those sites. Even after approaching to different projects on content marketing i didn't get success or any projects.

    Are you applying for freelance jobs to write English-based content? If so, you need a different plan. Your English is not good enough to sell writing in the language.
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  • Profile picture of the author redone111
    Freelance is So big world but i think you better choose something different then writing content because need to have excelent english but there are many other thing easy to learn and work with
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    • Profile picture of the author Justseo
      Originally Posted by redone111 View Post

      Freelance is So big world but i think you better choose something different then writing content because need to have excelent english but there are many other thing easy to learn and work with
      True Though the content writing sector is booming, there is also greater competition in rise. So it would be better to explore other verticals in this field.
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  • Profile picture of the author ctrlaltdelete
    First things first: you need to keep working on your English especially if you're going to be a content writer selling to an English audience. Content writing has become quite saturated especially in the lower levels, and you'll be competing with folks from all across the globe, be it America, India, Philippines, UK, etc. And it's always going to be hard to stand out and land a job as a newcomer freelancer even if you've got an extensive portfolio. If you're set on this path though, just keep practicing your English and have patience, friend.
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  • Profile picture of the author salsym
    Originally Posted by Kiran Siddheshwar Kende View Post

    Hello!! all members of warrior forum. Currently I am learning the content writing as well as I would like to move for the freelancing. I am totally new for the freelancing. But I don't know the exact steps to proceed as freelancer. I have searched on google for the same , from that i have created accounts on different freelancing sites,
    setted up all the profile and updated my portfolio on those sites. Even after approaching to different projects on content marketing i didn't get success or any projects.
    Can anyone help me to know how can I get projects? Also please do tell me the procedure how can I apply for freelancing projects from it?
    Please all members of warrior do help me to know details of this field that would be very helpful for me. Thank you!!d that would be very helpful for me. Thank you!!
    Start a blog first. Write a few posts of your choice in your niche. Once you start getting recognition, try on freelancer.com, fiverr etc. Once you start getting orders from there with good feedback, you can scale it up at other serious sites. Take one step at a time.. Good luck.
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  • Profile picture of the author Robinson Clay
    The good thing about freelance websites is the fact that they have a wide range of skills that you can choose from. You can start with something simple like data entry and admin support or more advanced skills like web programming and CAD. The important thing from my experience is to find a skill that you are good at because clients will want to get the best results. So browse the skills section of freelance marketplaces and see what you can do better than most people and create your profile around this skill. I recommend Upwork for a start then you can move to other marketplaces if you see the need. It will be full of ups and downs, but if you take every challenge as a learning opportunity, you will see an improvement over time.
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  • Profile picture of the author Robinson Clay
    By the way, if you decide to pursue writing, check out the copywriting section on this forum. There are some pretty useful tips there.
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  • Profile picture of the author affmarketer101
    Create an Upwork account, then start applying jobs on it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Arun Soni
    First become expert in the content writing, create your own blog website write content there along with learning the content writing.

    Join various freelancing websites, prefer those who need content writing providers, if you search on internet the you get websites who need content writers, search them apply there enjoy the freelancing journey.
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  • Profile picture of the author Samfakroon
    Look My brother right here I will give you best secret to be able to charge really a good price and stand out.

    Instead of writing an application go ahead and study the job, do a video telling the person why He/She should give you the work.

    Be confident and deliver what you promise and Boom you can charge what you want on later on jobs.

    Nobody does video Applications so you will stand out, biggest secret just hope other freelancers dont see this answer.

    Haha

    Cheers
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  • Profile picture of the author modwilli
    Hey Kiran,

    One of the first things you should do is focus on positioning. How can you differentiate yourself from other writers in the market? What do you write and who do you serve? The more narrow the better. Let me know the answers to those two questions and I would be happy to help further.
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  • Profile picture of the author Value From Adam
    Freelancing has benefits and negatives. The benefits are you'll be learning how marketers function... the negatives are you will working for someone else, competing with prices that are ridicules... people from India and Philippines will always have a better deal than you. All in all i'd say give it a go but be aware that the application in its self will take some time to fill. I'd say connect with someone like minded and get them to coach you through the process.
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    • Profile picture of the author OptedIn
      Originally Posted by Value From Adam View Post

      competing with prices that are ridicules
      I guess that's one way of putting it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Benjamin Ehinger
    Originally Posted by Kiran Siddheshwar Kende View Post

    Hello!! all members of warrior forum. Currently I am learning the content writing as well as I would like to move for the freelancing. I am totally new for the freelancing. But I don't know the exact steps to proceed as freelancer. I have searched on google for the same , from that i have created accounts on different freelancing sites,
    setted up all the profile and updated my portfolio on those sites. Even after approaching to different projects on content marketing i didn't get success or any projects.
    Can anyone help me to know how can I get projects? Also please do tell me the procedure how can I apply for freelancing projects from it?
    Please all members of warrior do help me to know details of this field that would be very helpful for me. Thank you!!d that would be very helpful for me. Thank you!!
    If you're interested in writing content as a freelancer, you will need to become an expert at English or you'll have to charge next to nothing. Master English, and then, start looking for clients.

    As far as finding gigs or work in this space, the freelance sites are great, but there are other ways. You can take out an ad in the Warrior for Hire section of this forum, advertise on social media or even contact potential clients directly. However, this doesn't matter much if you don't have the English language masters yet.

    Benjamin Ehinger
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