3 Characteristics of a Successful Freelance Writer

You may have heard it said that anyone can become a freelance writer. While this may be true to an extent, the ones who make it for the long haul stand out from the crowd. Outside of having writing skills (a MUST), these are the 3 key characteristics that will help ensure your greater success. If you don’t have these skills perfected, there are steps you can take to improve them and we’ve included tips for you below.

Successful Freelancers Stick to Their Schedule

As a freelancer it’s tempting to play hooky. When you’re the boss nobody knows if you’re working or playing. In fact, your client doesn’t really care as long as you get your work done and respond to them promptly.

However, as you already know, things happen. If you wait until the very last minute to work on a project chances are that’s the day you’re going to be sick. That’s the day your internet is going to go down. It’s very stressful and often puts you in a situation where you have to ask the client for more time. That’s not a good way to earn repeat business or referrals.

Sticking to a schedule accomplishes a few things. The first is that it helps you stay relatively stress free. This is important or you’re going to get burnt out quickly. Your schedule also helps you plan for play time. Finally, sticking to a schedule helps you remain professional.

Make sure you schedule your work hours and prioritize client work. Figure out which times of day are your most productive and take advantage of that. And most importantly, don’t take on more than you can manage and make client satisfaction a priority.

Successful Freelancers Know Their Market

It’s very important for you to know your customer inside and out. What do they need? Why do they need it? How can you offer them the best value possible? When you understand your market, your customer, then you can offer them exactly what they need. It makes being a freelancer much easier and more profitable.

But more than that, they know how to target their IDEAL CLIENT. The client who is going to be easiest to work with, value your time and pay you well. We include detailed training for you in our Writer pWanted membership to help you identify those best clients for you.

Successful Freelancers Actively Market Their Skills

Rather than sitting back and waiting for new clients to come to them, a successful freelancer markets their services and seeks customers and projects. Marketing isn’t something everyone loves to do. However, if you want to make money as a freelancer it’s important to market your services. Additionally, if you enjoy your freelance specialty and/or niche then marketing is actually quite fun.

It’s easy to get busy with clients and then forget to continue to market yourself, but marketing is an important part of your business. Make sure you:

* Help your client identify the ongoing needs they have for your service and show them how it will help them grow their business.
* Ask for referrals and actively follow up with those referrals.
* Build relationships with other freelancers, so you can refer work to one another

It can be very rewarding to be a freelancer and if you’re already freelancing, you know it can also be quite challenging. Approach your freelance career as if you were creating a business…because you are creating a business. Plan your business. Create policies and procedures. Establish a system of working that balances work and free time. The more professional your freelance business is, the more successful you’ll be.

Want to Write for a Living? Here Are the Ostacles to Overcome
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WP Fotopress Review – Photoshop for WordPress, Access Millions of Images

Images are your keys to success.

That’s right! Internet marketers who have WordPress sites uses at least two images in their post in order to attract more visitors. Anyone who doesn’t use images in their post will make it looks so dull. People are more visual nowadays, so marketers should adapt to these kind of changes.

Now, the problem is not only that one. People who are using WordPress has been facing a big challenge. WordPress has only limited image functionalities.  What I mean by limited is that you can’t edit an image, and what’s worse is that they haven’t fix this demand till now. So today, what I’m about to show you will give us the perfect solution to this problem.

Introducing WP Fotopress!

This is a powerful WordPress software which adds a Photoshop like editor inside your WordPress sites, and what’s even good about this is that it finds millions of images for your blog posts. Amazing, right?

Wanna know more? Let’s go check this review!

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Features

  1. Finds you 2 Million+ Royalty-Free images from 4 TOP SOURCES – Finding the right image for your blog content or website can be hard. It could sometime even take hours to pick the one that fits your site the best. Scouring 100s of websites is not a good idea (or the best use of your time) that’s why we made it EXTREMELY SIMPLE – 1 click search that finds you over 2 million images right inside your WordPress site.
  1. 1-Click Crop, Resize, Rotate And Edit – You may hardly use the images you find online exactly in the same size on your content pages – you need to MAKE IT FIT. That’s why we added a quick 1-click edit feature that makes it extremely simple for you to get the right size/shape of the image you want.
  1.  FULL Photoshop Style EDITOR – The #1 feature that makes this plugin a must-have for every WordPress site, the full featured editor lets you create, edit, re-touch, optimize and add effects to any number of images you want – just see our DEMO and you’ll see how simple and extremely effective this is.
  1. UNLIMITED LAYERS Support Inside The Editor – Never before has any other WordPress photo editor had the support for Unlimited LAYERS just like Photoshop which lets you do advanced editing tasks and create complex images super-fast.
  1.  20+ Instagram like FILTERS – Instagram has taken social media by storm. Their strongest feature – Image Filters is now in your hands right inside your WordPress site. Now you can pick from any of the 20+ filters and make your images stand out from the rest in 1-click.
  1. 100+ Special Effects For Your Images – Advanced effects is what photoshop is known for and we made sure you had all those effects for your images inside your WordPress site as well. Now you can apply a COMBINATION of 100+ effects to your images and create unlimited complex images for yourself.
  1.  SEO Optimize Every Image You Add – 99% of Marketers/Site owners never SEO-optimize their images and miss out on a huge amount of easy to get traffic that comes from Google Image search. Don’t make that mistake because we’ve made it extremely SIMPLE to SEO your images.

Download WP Fotopress now!

How Does It Work?

This is super easy to use. You don’t need a photoshop skills to use this. You don’t believe me? Let’s go check this demo video:

Good Points

  1. Prevent you from doing extra work outside your WordPress site
  2. Newbie friendly
  3. Apply Instagram like filters
  4. Responsive Technical Support
  5. Amazing bonuses are included 

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Bad Points

  1. Need stable internet connection
  2. Need to contact support desk if you have questions

Conclusion

Never have to worry editing your images outside your WordPress sites anymore. This is the missing piece that will complete your site and take you to the next level. GET Your copy of WP Fotopress Here!