Bethany Wood

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  1. Elvis Michael
    October 5, 2018 @ 9:40 am

    This is certainly a controversial approach, Bethany (starting low instead of aiming for the good-paying clients). It definitely goes against the advice of most freelancers, but the important thing is that you developed your own way of doing things — and apparently it’s worked out pretty damn well.

    Thanks for sharing your story 🙂

    Elvis

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  2. Bethany Wood
    October 22, 2018 @ 2:39 am

    Thanks Elvis! You’re right.

    Now I realize, the entire journey was a lot of fun. Once you build a trust score, client retention becomes relatively simpler. And, you start enjoying workload (not just from Upwork or Fiverr), but also from your previous clients. That’s the real win!

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  3. Moss Clement
    October 25, 2018 @ 4:58 am

    Hi Bethany & Elvis,
    It’s a good thing to start from somewhere as the saying goes, but it also great to aim high. Why? Because you definitely will pay the bills. But as a newbie freelance writer, you might not get a high-paying client from the start, so the best option is to work for the low-paying clients because it will help you build you portfolio and improve you skills. The you’ve acquire a reasonable credibility from your clients, then you can increase your rates. For example, I start writing a 1,000 word article for $50, but today my rates are up, well up.

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  4. Bethany Wood
    October 26, 2018 @ 1:26 pm

    To the point and right commercial approach to get a start…. Thanks Moss for sharing your thoughts.

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  5. Sathish Arumugam
    November 13, 2018 @ 7:17 am

    Writers work at many different levels in the publishing industry from authors to the journalist, bloggers to technical experts etc. I would suggest when building a writing career the person involved has the qualities of a serious writer. The person who are looking to enter the industry with a direct relevant degree will still need to get relevant experience such as an internship etc. An English journalism or communication degree will be useful in the search for a writing role.

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  6. Emmanuel Chidiebube
    November 15, 2018 @ 6:45 pm

    You’ve got a great content, Bethany.

    People that give such flimsy excuse as their reason for not starting their freelance writing career are either lying or simply uniformed.

    I love how you explained each step.

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