If you are a freelance writer, especially a newbie, you need portfolio websites. Clients want to see samples of your work to give them a feel of your writing style and to help them assess if you’re the person for the job. And even if you are not a newbie, you can never outgrow this very familiar line, “Could you send me some of your previous work?”
In fact, a few minutes before writing this, I applied for a writing position online, and one of the things I was asked to do was to send a few samples of my previously published work.
Creating an online freelance writing portfolio helps your career in ways you can’t imagine. It’s a great place to keep all of your best work, plus have a nice bio about yourself.
It’s definitely a lot easier to send samples to your clients when needed if you have a few published on these portfolio websites. Online portfolios give you that professional touch. Some have attractive templates that are easy to customize too.
Not sure of the best places to build a freelance writing portfolio? Now, that’s where I come in. Here are seven websites that provide you with easy, reliable and versatile features to keep all your previous writing work.Continue reading
I know a lot of busy professionals who would give anything to start a business by the side, but don’t have the time to do so. Is that your story? What if I told you that there are profitable businesses you can do just during weekends and still thrive?
Having worked in the bank for a while, I know what it is to be busy. Though I wanted to run my own business by the side, my daily schedule did not give me any breathing space. Unfortunately, I never did start any business until I finally quit my job.
Professionally speaking, it is always better to start and grow a business while still working. That way, you can test your new product or service and get feedback. You will equally validate the business idea, and start generating income before you quit.
Thankfully, your case can be different and better than mine. Sure! If you play your cards right, you can start your business and grow it to a reasonable extent before you quit your job.
Are you a bank executive, a lecturer, a doctor, a dentist, a lawyer, a research consultant or an engineer? Do you want to start your own business but have always thought it was an impossible feat because of your busy schedule?
Not to worry, below are 12 weekend business ideas that every busy professional can explore:Continue reading
Working as a freelancer has continued to be on an increasing trend over the last decade and millennials seem to be a big part of the reason for it. About half of the millennials have freelance jobs. That is a great proportion of the US population especially when we consider the fact that the millennials are now the largest generation of the U.S. workforce (about 38%). What is more striking is that the number is predicted to increase as Millennials grow and further dominate the workforce.
In the past few years, I have had the opportunity to contribute on some popular sites like Huffington Post, Entrepreneur Magazine, Good Men Project, Business 2 Community, and a host of others. I live the writer’s life, and so far, it’s been awesome.
A lot of people have asked me privately how they can improve their writing. I have spoken extensively on the subject many times and written about it on many occasions too.
However, I wish to share some actionable tips and things I have learned over the years as a successful freelance writer. If you are a writer, stay tuned, these tips will help you improve greatly. And if you are an aspiring writer, then these are what you have been waiting for to start. They will help you improve your writing skill.Continue reading