Web Portfolio for Freelance Writers
Web Portfolio Of Online Freelance Writers Even
Without any Writing Experience
Freelance professional writing expresses your creative side to explore talent on the world wide web as a writer.
As a freelance writer you learn advanced writing and at the same time you learn how to be the best entrepreneur. Starting from receiving traffic through your search engine optimized articles to making six figure, you can do all by writing on any topic you choose to.
Is it free writing okay for other people and organizations if needed ?
Now the question is once you have not written for others, or have been ghost writing, where all the exclusive rights are sold along with the writing project, you have no examples to show for freelance writing work.
The expert online freelance writers are suggesting write for free for the new client and provide them the samples for being accepted by them.
Me and many other find it unethical. It reduces the confidence level and makes the writer accept the lower remuneration to their written work for life and they are not able to make a high level of income some time for life. As it is myth that for freelance writers 80 – 20 rules apply. 20 percent of the freelance writers take 80 % of the total income for this niche.
So as a starter be careful do not let yourself fall for the least income category of writers.
When you decide to earn professionally as a freelance writer, and you do not have a professional portfolio to start getting paid for your writing with direct money, create barter system with the person who want your written work.
Write an article, a blog or a press release or a promoting site in exchange of getting more real referrals. One article that you wrote must get you two two or three more orders and after providing the best service get testimonial also.
Now you have three referrals and testimonial. But again it is not a very smart deal to start with. Now create a deal that is worth while, as it should have marketing benefits, an exposure to your skill to their site.
How To Build Portfolio Pieces With No Experience
1. Blogs and Contents site: If your specialty is web content in Internet marketing, the excellent way to start building a portfolio is to launch your own blog on Internet marketing.
Simply write the URL’s of most read and best written posts for the clients to read. These will be the proof for your portfolio writing, while creating PDF.
2. Article directory: Repurpose your articles that you have been writing to the directories,
a. Create an organized book with some of articles, start selling it and present that as your writing sample.
b. Create a PDF of your most read articles on the directories, Write a box at the end of the articles, how this articles was read most this many times in this much time. A virtual proof that your written work is read In lots of numbers as it is a well written and attractive piece of written work.
3. Guest Post: If want to get long exposure and credibility guest posts is the best way to do it. Once this gets the best response and comments from readers, you can use this post in the PDF format with comments to the post, and the total number of comments and readers to the post….to add to your portfolio.
4. Write for non profit organization: This is where you can write an article and donate it to them for free and us it in PDF format for your Portfolio.
5. Surf the Internet and look at the sites that you know. Feel the need where you can add some written work. Ask that business owner, you want to increase the promotion of your product in such a way will you like it done.
If the owner is happy write an article to improve their ranking, or promoting the niche products. Use this article as your portfolio PDF.
6. Announce Sale for a limited time: Running a sale
Now be careful about the use of words in this sale. Do not ever say “Since I am new, I am going to write articles for a while at $5.00 per articles for a while at and then raise my rates later once the sale is over.”
Instead say something like this, though I have a promotional campaign on but do not think it is a cheap product. May regular rate is $20.00 per article for a 500 hundred word article. I am currently starting a sale (create an interesting name for this sale to make it more exciting to be grabbed easily) I am currently running sale for a limited time for the new clients only. As soon as required number of offers are in we will close this
1. This way you are putting a limit to low rates which is a clear message that your rates are average this promotion is to grab more clients it is bonus to them for trying.
2. People love accepting timely savings and those who need more work done will take this option right away. Make sure to accept the right number of assignments that you can do. Or arrange more writers to write if more order comes than your capacity. Remember the dead line commitment is very important for all these situations, rather even most important as it make them your client. So offer all possible services and qualities in this sale.
3 Here in this sales strategy you have told the clients what do you really expect from them so it will work to show that you are not a person to expect
Now that you have few ideas to get you started on portfolio pieces, get to work on building a portfolio that will attract clients, increase your credibility and demonstrate what you feel your writing is really worth.
Some Effective Elements that Freelance Writing Portfolio needs
Logo creation is important for your business on the top of the home page of your portfolio site. This logo should be beautifully fixed on the top left hand corner of your website.
A short and crisp summarized word or phrase that describes what do you do, in an elite outstanding way. This tagline appears on your business cards blog, emails, and everywhere you sign your name.
This is the most important page of your portfolio website. It is about the writer. Make it interesting. Add writers picture and some very powerful, impressive words to describe the writing style of the freelance writer, besides the experience education and writers ability to write skillfully has to be described in full. This page has to be written very effectively.
This page is directly connected to portfolio. Write the details of Freelance writing assignments that you will be accepting if you have other partners writers available, writer, write their details with pictures. Pricing, of all kind as you want to display for your clients. Mention about quality of customer service and specials if any.
5. About me
This is a very special page for Freelance writers. Images, education, writing experience, awards and books. Everything to increase the brand strategy of the writer.
6. Contact me
For some visitors contact page is very important. They determine how honest and reliable this site is, with the presentation of this page. So be hones and provide as much information as you can. They want to know your full address and if there is a business phone number besides email address. A form for contacting the business for question.
A blog is a must for every business. Deals for creating relationship with the customer, and inviting more clients to visit your site for getting more business. Do not open the comments site for customers.
8. Call to action
This page will have the real call to action. Be specific and use the right words to express it for example “Hire ME”, “request a quote” or “view my profile”
Once your portfolio websites and blog is created with these details, you pricing standard will work in favor to be high. Produce a high quality work and keep everyone super satisfied .
Branding is really important for any business. It becomes more important online because you do not get to meet any person when you are buying from their site. You are introduced to the person with the website only.
Words do not really paint a picture, they simply create an idea in your mind what steps to take.
Therefore, I searched some portfolio I did find some better sites in the past, but right now I found the following. Have a look at them and decide how you want done.
Some Examples From Google
1 This portfolio shows how a portfolio should look like
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I know this freelance writer online. She is very down to earth, awesome lady with young children. She has a few books already written on Amazon. She writes for Associated content and Yahoo. Lots and lots of ghost writing.
Simple and still very producing site.
5. I love this website
I have a feeling you got the complete picture how to work on a portfolio website.
Now my friends, I have done all the work for you. It is your chance to show your skills that you can take yourself to another level to fame and freedom.
With my energy working along with you I am all ears for you, I am waiting to hear from you or ready to look at your portfolio website so you get what you deserve be a well paid writer. Provide traffic to your portfolio site. Create more branding for yourself and your site and get the results you want. All the success. Remember do it right now or you will loose the top motivation that is created here by reading all the info. It will die down with time. So start this minute and take your life to the other end where there is light freedom and extreme success.