Why take the road less travelled?

You want to be a Doctor? Great, here’s your path; go to university. Study for an obscene amount of years, graduate, work and… you’re a Doctor. You want to be a lawyer; rinse and repeat.

You want to be a writer. Snort.

Ok, so you could go to university and get a degree in professional writing… or literature… or the arts… or journalism… et al. Or you could sit at your computer and bang together a few hundred pages and try to get an agent to look at you. Or a publishing house. Or try publishing yourself.

Or you could try freelance writing, that’s easy to get into right?

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No. No it’s not.

I’ve been researching the many websites out there that can help put writers and clients together; sites like Upwork, Freelance Australia  and Freelance-market and while they look easy to use, do they guarantee you success? How can one fledgling newbie stand-out amongst literally tens of thousands of other freelancers out there?

What do you think? Do these sites work? Are they worth tapping into? Or is a new freelancer best to try her own local networks and establish a client base that way? Please feel free to comment and share your insights into your own road towards freelance!

 

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