10 Kinds Of Freelance Writing (Part 1 of 2)

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Freelancing is a popular way to make money. From writing blog posts to creating video scripts, freelance work has become the go-to job for many in recent years. But with so many different kinds of freelance writing, it can be hard to figure out which kind of freelance writing would be best for you.

The good news is that there are many different types of freelance writing, from technical to creative and everything in between. Here are ten types of freelance writing and how each kind can help you earn more.

1. Feature writing

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Feature writing involves writing about a particular topic and providing an in-depth look into the subject. Often, this is an article for a newspaper or magazine. Feature writing can be challenging because it requires extensive research on the writer’s part. When writing features, the information must be relevant and fresh to keep readers engaged. You have to do your research and develop story angles to explore, but feature writing can be rewarding.

2. Blogging

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Blogging is a great way to start your freelance writing career. It’s a popular form of freelancing because you can work on your own schedule and choose what topics you want to blog about. You can blog about the niches or topics close to your heart and monetize them with affiliate marketing. There are many different types of blogs, but they all get their material from the same place: writing content.

3. Copywriting

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Have you read creative writeups on website pages, promotional emails, or online ads? Copywriting is a type of freelance writing that focuses on generating creative text or copy to increase conversions, leads, and sales. This involves delivering a brief but well-written text that is compelling and appealing to the target audience. What makes copywriting different from other forms is that you must be precise in your word choices. In copywriting, every word counts.

4. Social media content creation

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The ability to write relevant and engaging social media posts is invaluable. Writers specializing in creating content for social media platforms such as Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram are in high demand. Social media content can include writing witty captions and producing visuals and short videos. The best part? You don’t have to be an expert in any field to do this freelance work. Anyone with creative ideas and social media savvy can create great content for social media audiences.

5. Video scriptwriting

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If you want to make a career out of writing, video scriptwriting is one of the best options. Whether you’re creating short-form or long-form or something in between, video content creators always look for people who can easily explain complex concepts through their scripts. It’s important to know what kind of content your client wants to create, whether informative or entertaining. Wordsmiths who enjoy watching hours of video and learning about the structure of a compelling video will enjoy this type of freelance writing.

Stay tuned for Part 2 next week!

About the author

Carla Tensuan is a freelance writer, editor, and communications specialist. She specializes in crafting creative copy, blog content, and press releases. She enjoys listening to podcasts, reading books, and practicing yoga in her free time. She lives with her husband in Manila, Philippines.