How Blogging Makes You a Better Freelance Writer

There are bloggers that write because they love something, and bloggers that write because they hate something. Some people blog because it earns them money, and some blog just to vent. But it’s also a great way to promote yourself as a freelance writer.

Many people today think that blogging is either a waste of time or over-rated. But it’s actually a great way to build up a reputation as a writer.

In order to land clients for your freelance writing skills, you need to have a gallery of work. You have to show them your ability and style for them to decide if you’re a good fit. Your blog is a chance for buyers to see samples of your writing before they hire you. When you write for your blog, you write about a topic you pick while simultaneously building your writing portfolio.

There are plenty of writers who blog just to practice their writing skills, but they don’t realize that it’s also a way to get more work and to build their network of writers and potential clients. You’ll gain a lot more attention from potential clients with a fresh, interesting, and grammatically correct blog than you will as just a writer with a website.

Use your blog to show everyone what you can do and what your writing is all about. In addition to showing off your writing, it’s good practice. Your writing will improve the more you work at it.

So don’t believe those who say that blogging is a waste of your time. Freelance writers should see blogging as a chance to improve their career.

  1. genpell said:

    How do you reconmend advertising your blog ?

    • There are a number of ways you can do that. Link people to your blog through social media sites, like Facebook groups about your topic or your friends if you think they would be interested. Comment on other blogs – this will put your blog’s link on their comment page and might elicit a visit in return. Link to your blog on relevant forums and other websites.

      I find that Facebook advertising is the best way to do it. People will click on a link that their friends post even if they aren’t sure they care, and then if you make them care they will come back.

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