Tips to Land High Paying Freelance Writing Jobs for Beginners

Tips to Land High Paying Freelance Writing Jobs for Beginners

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Are you still struggling?

If yes, then I know what you’re thinking.

“How can all these other freelancers land high paying freelance writing jobs while I can’t?”

And again, I know what you’re thinking. 

You’re thinking “My work deserves more than this, I deserve more than this!!” 

Well, I gotchu boo! 

I know it can be hard to scroll Facebook or Instagram and see all these other bloggers & writers living the life of YOUR dream while you can’t.

While you’re working your *ss off, they’re traveling. And while they’re doing less work, they get paid more.

Believe me, I know the struggle. 

When I first started freelancing, I got paid 12$ for 3 days straight of working.

That’s basically slavery.

But you know, even though I didn’t get paid very well at first I didn’t lose hope. 

And that is why today, I get a full-month income by freelancing at home.

I don’t work outside; I don’t have any other jobs. In fact, I’m a full-time student, so I only freelance 4 hours per day or less.

Yet, I get paid very well. 

A year ago I used to get paid 0.01 dollars per word, now I get paid $500 per 1000 words. 🙂 

I’m still striving for more and I’m working hard to get paid better.

Now, I know you’re here to learn some useful information instead of hearing me talking about my life.

So, don’t worry, that is why I wrote this blog post, and that is also why I’m offering my freebies here:

Without any further due, here are my tips to land high paying freelance writing jobs.

But you can still use them even if you’re not a writer! 🙂 

  • Guest-posting
  • Cold pitching
  • Networking
  • Your writer website
  • Social media platforms


And yes, that is right. If you want high paying freelance writing jobs then guest-posting will be of great help.

But, why is that?

Simply because of the exposure you’ll get. 

Guest posting is very effective when you’re looking for great clients.

I know that there are a lot of you out there who don’t like giving away content for free.

And while I agree, guest posting will help you so much. It will be a win-win situation for both you and the blog owner.

You’ll benefit from the high-exposure thanks to the traffic their blog has, in exchange for free content. 

Because of the traffic these websites have, there can be a lot of potential clients lurking.

So, a great article will mean that you’re a great writer, that potential clients would want to hire.

It’s a simple math equation.

Not only will it help you land jobs, but it’ll also help you with these:

  • Develop your writing skills
  • Grow your network
  • Meet fellow writers
  • Proof of your expertise
  • Grow your portfolio
  • Gain backlinks

Not everything in life revolves around money or is of monetary goal.

So if you’re willing to sacrifice one article for a website, you’ll benefit from all these other things that are priceless.

There are, of course, a lot of other websites out there that will pay you to write for them.

But they might not be one niche-concentrated and they might not give you a backlink.

So, if you don’t have a website, then you can apply for these websites.

Cold Pitching

If you’re not familiar with cold pitching then oh boy, you’ve wasted so many good chances to land high paying freelance writing jobs.

But hey, better late than never!

Cold pitching is researching enterprises that offer the same jobs like the one you’re offering and sending them emails to offer your services.

Why is this a winning strategy?

Simply because cold pitching gives you exposure helps you set up a common background that might get you hired. 

By cold pitching them you’ll be giving them enough information about you and about your work that might interests them.

It can even create a need that wasn’t there before because they’re simply too afraid to lose this chance.

We know that enterprises lose a lot of time and money by opening job postings and by interviewing a bunch of people in hopes of finding the right candidate.

So if you cold-pitch them you’ll make the process much easier and save them time, effort and money.

Are you wondering how to do this?

Then you’ll have to create a killer pitch that will define who you are and what you do briefly and in a convincing way.

You’ll have to know everything about the enterprise to pick their interest and let them know you did your research.

This way you’ll be able to land the job you want and need.


Networking is simply the idea of building relationships with others and creating new contacts.

And I know that a lot of freelancers out there HATE this.

And I honestly don’t know why.

Maybe it’s because of being an introvert?

But you guys need to understand, that being an introvert won’t get you far in freelancing.

You need to be brave enough to make new acquaintances.

Why? Because you’ll be able to connect with other people who most likely have the same mindset as you. 

If that’s the case then you probably share the same goals and motivations as well.

This will help you land clients more quickly by simply being referred to thanks to your network.

I honestly think that Networking is underrated, a lot. 

It’s not even the topic of many freelancing bogs out there while it should be.

I’ve landed so many jobs just because of networking. 

A friend knows a friend who knows a friend that would be interested in my services.

And that’s how it happens.

How networking will help you:

  • Find where to guest post
  • Help you connect with like-minded people
  • Find potential clients
  • Grow your online presence
  • Grow your brand
  • Referrals

A client reaching out to you because of referrals is the best way to land a job.

Not only will this job offer be trustworthy but it’ll also be $$$$$$$.

The client will be friendly because of the friend in common you have, and you’ll enjoy your work more than ever with the client.

Your Writer Website

Your professional website whether you’re a writer or a developer or a translator is very important for your business. 

How is that possible you ask?

Well, simply because this website is your online portfolio. 

It has information about you, and it has all the work you do. So why wouldn’t it land you jobs?

All you have to do is create a website of your services, create a great template, and start promoting your services.

An example of my favorite professional writer website is of Elna Cain, take a look and you’ll see what I’m talking about.

By just looking at it you can already tell the niche she’s targeting and the type of writing she offers.

She lists her services; gives some pieces of information about her life and most importantly has an online portfolio of her work.

This way anyone who visits this website will be able to know who they’re working with, what they’re doing and what they’re capable of in terms of “writing, developing, drawing …etc.”

If your website speaks millions of words about you then you’ll certainly land high paying jobs in no time.

Social Media Platforms

You might think that social media platforms are only for sharing cute pictures and memes.

But they’re not for that only.

If you’re smart enough then you’ll probably know that thousands or even millions of people out there land jobs by using social media.


First of all start by creating an optimized profile that says everything about you and your services.

You can join groups or group discussions where there are a lot of like-minded people.

Promote your services wisely and don’t be spammy.

Visit hashtags on these platforms that are job-related to see if there’s anything interesting that suits you.

And finally cold-pitch on these platforms. And that’s how you’ll be able to land high paying jobs.

All About Landing High Paying Freelance Writing Jobs!

I love freelance writing, and I value my work.

And the moment I started valuing my work, the moment I started landing high paying freelance writing even though I was a simple beginner.

If I did it, then so can you.

Here are other posts to help you out:

How to Become a Better Writer and Speaker in 2020

How to Get a Freelance Writing Job With No Experience In 4 Easy Steps

How to Make a Freelance Portfolio From Scratch

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