Kick Start Your Freelance Writing Career – 3 Simple Ways

Want to develop a great writing career? These days, you have unlimited options, because you can earn as you learn: there's never been a better time to be a writer.

Discover how you can kick start your freelance writing career, or boost a flagging career three simple ways. If you've always wanted to "be a writer", now's the time.

1. Blogging – Earn While You Learn How to Write

Blogging is instant publishing: you can type an article (known as a "post" in blogging terminology), and it's available to millions of readers within seconds.

Among those millions of readers are editors and other people who will buy your writing. You do not need to do anything special to attract those buyers, other than blog. You're learning while you learn. Blogging will teach you writing skills, and as your skills develop, you'll become a professional writer.

Here's a tip: the big benefit of a blog is that it gets you known as a writer – no more hunting for writing jobs.

2. Value the Outsourcing Sites

Another way to earn while you learn is via the outsourcing sites. For a new writer, these sites will teach you to grab opportunities. They'll also teach you how to parlay a few successful bids into a professional career.

If I sound as if I'm boosting these sites: I am. They're a training ground for writers, both new and established. They smooth your rough edges. You'll learn how to develop new skills. You'll also learn how to spot scammers from a mile away.

Best of all, the outsourcing sites will boost your confidence as your experience grows.

3. Write when You Do not Know How

Another big benefit of the outsourcing sites is that you'll discover that every writing job is different, and that everything you learn is applicable to everything else.

For example, let's say you're asked to write ten articles on photography and are given a collection of keywords. You do it. With that project, you've just learned how to write fast, and get it done, and now have some idea of ​​how the search engines work.

Here's another example. You win a bid to write an ebook. Then shock, horror, you discover that your buyer is totally clueless when it comes to providing you with information, or telling you what to write.

You figure it out, and write the ebook. In one gig, you've just learned two valuable lessons. That you CAN DO IT, even when you do not know how, and also that buyers of your writing are often less knowledgeable than you are.

Experiment with these three ways to kick start your career – you'll be amazed at the results. …

Reasons to Undertake Advanced Career Training

At first thought, undergoing advanced career training has one obvious, and maybe only, reason: to further your current career. Whether you are considering advanced real estate career training, medical career training, or advanced training for any other occupation, the likelihood is that furthering your current career is the motivation behind your move.

However, furthering your current career need not be the sole reason you may consider advanced career training. Furthermore, there may be good reasons for undertaking such training you have not even thought of. In fact, there are both positive (offensive) and negative (defensive) reasons for considering, and undertaking, advanced career training. All of these are discussed in this article.

Positive Reasons For Taking Advanced Career Training

When one thinks of advanced career training, then it is the positive reasons for such training that are mostly likely to come to mind, such as:

1. To increase opportunities of promotion by taking training courses that prepare you for the next level, such as office manager in a real estate business or extra medical training to become a surgeon.

2. To keep up to date with developments in your area of ​​expertise, to enable you to do a better job and, for example, treat customer or patients better.

3. Specialist training in a part of your current career that will enable you to specialize in that particular aspect of your work.

4. Completing training courses successfully in your field can look good on your resume, if the training is relevant and in demand.

5. You may want to have a career change for which particular training is necessary in preparation.

Negative Reasons For Taking Advanced Career Training

One could argue that any career training is positive, and in a way that is true. Growth in knowledge and skills is always a positive development of self. However, in the context of long term career, training can have a defensive element which could be construed as a negative reason to undergo advanced training.

Here are some of the reasons advanced career training may help you defensively.

1. If you take the initiative to train in and acquire in demand or rare skills, then if there is any constriction in the employee numbers with your current employer, then you are less likely to face redundancy.

2. If ever you are made redundant, then your increased skill base, coming from your advanced training, should improve your chances of getting a job quickly.

3. The better and more up to date and in demand your skills and knowledge and training, the better equipped you are to become freelance, start your own business and take more risks in taking a leap forward in your career.

It is wise to see advanced career training as an integral part of career development and continuing education. When you reach key points in your career, you will then always be better prepared for whatever may come along. Those who do not develop themselves over the years, are the most vulnerable to …