How to Become a Freelance Writer Tip#1: Learn How to Write
Hone Your Writing Skills
Some people believe "you either got it, or you don't." In this case, you either know how to write, or you don't. Personally, I don't hold to this notion. I believe that anyone with the desire to write, (and the willingness to improve their skills), can become a freelance writer.
Granted, it's easier for some people to write an article and become a freelance writer. Person A may be able to create a masterpiece within one hour, which includes the time spent researching, writing, and editing. Meanwhile, it may take Person B three hours to finish a short piece. But with practice, I believe that both persons can reach, or at least come close to achieving the same level.
If you've never picked up a pen and paper and attempted to write, you're probably a little rusty. I don't recommend anyone apply for a writing job without the necessary skills. If you don't know the difference between "its" and "it's", habitually end a sentence with a preposition, or don't know how to write a simple grammatically correct sentence, you'll be greeted with a ton of rejection slips and an unread manuscript.
Pick up a copy of a English grammar book, practice writing exercises, learn how to research, and let others critique your work. The more you write, the better you'll become.
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