How to gain writing experience

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Freelance writing allows you to work from anywhere, often set your own hours and has a lot of potential for future income, but you need to have writing experience to land writing jobs. If you are ready to start building that experience, keep reading.

Try blogging and guest blogging

Blogging is an excellent way for anyone seeking writing jobs to showcase and refine their talents. Often, blogs are most successful when you choose a targeted niche, so whether you create your own or reach out to be a guest blogger, make sure you choose a niche you are both passionate about and can write effectively on. If you decide to create your blog, you can even monetize it once it is established.

Reach out to publications (both local and niche)

No matter the kind of writing you want, chances are there is a publication for it. Whether you want to focus on a specific niche or improve your ability to write about events for press releases, you can reach out to publications to see if they are willing to give you a chance at guest writing. To improve your chances, you should create some example publications about fictional events or situations to showcase your talent.

Keep your eye on the prize

No matter what avenue you choose to pursue to build your writing experience, keep in mind the writing you want to be doing. If you want to write press releases, blog articles, or marketing materials, try to generate experience writing similar pieces. If you want to focus more on fictional writing, build your experience with writing short stories through story competitions or reaching out to magazines that publish short stories.

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