Why another freelance writer blog?

October 10th, 2016 09:21 by Phil Kendon

I started freelance writing in January 2016 by creating a profile on Upwork and seeking to establish my portfolio and clientele among the millions of others competing for work on the platform.

Over the course of the last year, I have done a 1000 word article for $5, I have been advised to look up the meaning of some words as I seemed to be using them without understanding them, and I have had many bids rejected.

I have also done a proofreading project for a foreign language Ph.D. student studying at a US university, I have written a number of stories for an NGO and obtained regular work writing technical blogs related to my field of study and expertise.

I have both hated it and loved it. I have felt demoralized by the feedback of some clients and profoundly encouraged by others. There are times when I perceive my work to be completely undervalued and others where I feel humbled by the appreciation and rates clients are willing to pay.

The purpose of this blog is to share some of the lessons and experiences of a freelance writer on the journey towards establishing himself as a professional in the field. I have benefited from other blogs and services that provide support to freelance writers but I have also been disappointed by the flood of blogs dedicated to sharing their tips for freelance success - for a fee.

I will not be sharing my earnings on this blog. It is not a blog designed to inspire you with my financial success and I will not be sharing my most lucrative streams of income as though freelance writing is a magic trick to make money with these easy steps.

I will be sharing my experiences and my learnings. It is my hope that through this blog, other freelancers may also grow and learn for the benefit of their own freelance writing businesses and services they offer.

It is also a marketing blog so that by reading about projects I have done, other clients with similar work may be able to find me and contract me for their projects.

I hope this blog proves to be of help to you as a freelancer and a solution for you as a client!

Thank you for reading.