Freelancing FAQs – 10 Most Common Freelancing Questions

Freelancing FAQs - 10 Most Common Freelancing Questions

By Pirah Aijaz

Have you wondered how to become a freelance writer? This is the right time to know all about freelancing and its fundamentals to start your career as a freelance writer. So, get up this is your time to finally stand up and say, “I’m doing this!”

It has been ten years since I started my journey into writing, and I’m still exploring myself day by day. In my writing career, many aspiring freelance writers approached me with some questions and I answered them in the best way possible.

At the start of the year 2023, my Facebook, LinkedIn, and WhatsApp inboxes fill up with questions about how to get started in freelance writing. Rather than try to reply to them individually, I’ve created a freelancing FAQs guide below with some useful tips and FAQs to help you know everything about freelancing and start getting paid as a freelance writer.

Are you ready? These freelancing FAQs would help you better. In this blog, you will get some tips and learn in-depth about freelancing in Q&A format, making it easy to read through and quickly move forward with your goals as a freelance writer.

Some Useful Tips To Get Started In Freelance Writing

Let’s burst some myths with the help of these tips:

  • Freelancing writing has a broad scope.
  • Freelancing writing is one of the most demanding skills.
  • Freelancing is a real, viable career. Not a myth.  
  • Discover your area of interest, and then start your freelance career.
  • Be consistent. Don’t expect overnight results.
  • There are no hard-and-fast rules – Do whatever you love the most, experiment, and see what works for you.
  • You don’t need degrees. You need skills to kick-start your freelance career.
  • No one can tell you how much you’ll get paid to write, or how quickly. It’s up to you.
  • Be active on social media platforms and promote yourself.
  • You don’t need to wait for opportunities, you need to create them.
  • Take your freelance career seriously- be passionate about work.
  • Don’t give up! It takes time to grow in the field of Freelancing.

Freelancing FAQs – 10 Most Common Freelancing Questions

Here I’m going to address the 10 most common questions about freelancing people ask me.

1- What is Freelancing?

Freelancing is self-employment. In other words, you are your own boss and work independently for many clients at the same time. You can provide services to multiple clients and earn wages on a per-job or per-task basis. Such contracts can be short-term and long-term as well. For managing multiple tasks, you need to manage the time accordingly to meet the deadlines.

2- Who can be a Freelancer?

Everyone can be a freelancer regardless of academic or professional background. You just need skills to start freelancing.

3- From where can I start Freelancing?

There are many freelance marketplaces from where you can start. Fiverr, Upwork,, and Being Guru are some of the big names where millions of people get paid for their work. Most people are not tech-savvy and don’t know how to access traditional platforms, you can start with local channels, such as Facebook, Facebook groups, and LinkedIn. You just need to be active on social media platforms and promote your work to get more visibility.

4- What is Niche in Freelancing?

Niche is a particular area which allows you to become known as an expert in that specific subject. By doing so, you can better target your clients looking for content related to that niche.

5- How can I find my Niche?

You can choose a niche according to your area of interest and its scope. For choosing a profitable niche, you need to identify the problems you can solve, research your competitors, find your unique selling point, and test your idea.

6- How do I create a writing portfolio?

Don’t worry! It’s so easy to do. Take a baby step and start with a Facebook page. For creating a demanding e-portfolio, you just need to create a Facebook page and start writing there. It is easier for you to stay organized and you can write blogs daily, weekly, or on alternate days. This way, you can create your sample work efficiently.

7- What services do I offer?

Freelancers offer a diverse range of services. It all depends on your area of interest and expertise. Content Writing, Graphic Design, Web Development, Social Media Marketing, and Virtual Assistance are some of the in-demand services that you can offer.

8- How do I create an online presence?

You can create your online presence on Facebook and LinkedIn. LinkedIn is a professional platform where large organizations search for freelancers. You can make your profiles optimized by updating your academic and professional details, portfolios, services, and bio summary. I think it’s a better place to work as a pro.

9- What is the best way to market my services?

Marketing is important in freelancing or any business. So, it depends on you. The more you market your services, the more you get a response. There are many free and low-cost ways to market your services.

10- How do I get more referrals in freelancing?

To be honest, it takes time to become a pro. The more you give your best to clients, the more you get referrals. I’m saying this based on my own writing journey and a decade of experience.

The biggest lesson I’ve learned in my decade of writing career is that passion, patience, and consistency are all needed to become a freelancing pro.

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