The Internet is a big place with virtually unlimited opportunities to make money. This is especially true in the world of freelance writing. Also known as copywriting, freelance writing is a great way to earn money without ever leaving home (or the dorm).
Let’s solve the mystery straight away: should Hungarian students be seeking work as freelance writers? The answer is a resounding, “Yes!” There are a few more comfortable and more sustainable ways to make money online and, today, we are going to explain not just the why, but the how as well.
A World of Opportunity
Simply put, most of the marketing content circulating online is there for several specific purposes. First and foremost, it is there to earn money, and it does. One well-written article can make a freelancer or online marketer a significant amount of money. If you want to write and not deal with the marketing end of things, there is more work out there for every writer than he or she could adequately handle.
There is a host of freelancing websites out there that connect freelancers with clients in various ways. You will need to check the FAQs and Terms of Service to determine if the site operates or pays out to specific countries (like Hungary), but most work with a global base of both writers and clients.
People are looking for all kinds of writing services from blogging to product descriptions and much more. If academics are more your speed, you might even consider crafting assignments for other students as a professional paper writer. With all the options that exist, it would be difficult not to find a steady flow of work, especially as you get better and start developing a reputation for delivering quality work.
“But What If I’m Not That Good?”
For starters, don’t approach this task with any semblance of self-doubt. There are clients out there looking for writers at all skill levels. Start by applying and bidding for jobs that don’t seem intimidating. We mentioned product descriptions already, and that is a great place to start. Those pieces are typically short and easy to put together quickly.
Other options include writing online reviews for products and services, writing copy for individual web pages (FAQ, “About Us,” etc.), emails, and more. Sites like Textbroker and Fiverr are great places to earn experience and make money at the same time. The more you write, the better you will get at it, and that means being able to charge more for your services over time.
We also mentioned academic writing as an option. It is important to note that you can also enlist the help of one of those academic writing services to help liberate some time to write on more interesting subjects. An advantage of that is that you will also learn the processes and elements involved in writing a good turn paper and can then utilize those skills to land more lucrative writing projects.
Getting Started As a Freelancer
The best part about this business – and that is what freelancing is: a business that you control and build to suit your wants and needs – is that it costs nothing to set up in most cases. Most major freelancing sites do have premium tiers but will also allow freelancers to market and operate their businesses onsite for free. In most cases, only a small percentage of their earnings is required to use the sites.
With little to no overhead and no need to spend money on supplies or advertising, this is a perfect side business for a student. It also has the potential to become your primary source of income if that is something you wish to pursue. No matter what the motivation, it is well worth researching further and deciding for yourself if writing for money is the right decision.