Freelance Writing: Simple Tips on Complicated TopicsRWC for Dummies: Getting Started

RWC for Dummies-Getting StartedI’ll bet many of you are puzzled by how complex the process seems to be to get started in freelancing with ResearchWritingCenter. I’m here to share some tips and insights to help make this a friendlier environment for you.

A lot of writers are initially put off by how hard it is to get started. They apply for lots of orders, but don’t get any work. Here’s the exclusive scoop on how things work:

Let’s start with an analogy: Say you are a carpentry contractor. Each of your employees has a unique, specialized skill within carpentry. With experience, you know whom to assign to which task. Mike, a superb cabinetmaker, crafts beautiful kitchens. Joe, a wizard with framing, installs windows and doors. John has a way with trusses, so he does roofs for you. Remember, this is an analogy; stay with me here…

OK, so a new applicant appears. He tells you a lot about himself, and how great a carpenter he is. You believe him and hire him on.
Concurrently, you get a big repeat job from a loyal customer. The new employee wants “in” on this plum job.

But your most important responsibility is to maintain your reputation with your customer. You know for sure that your old-timers can manage the job, so you hand it to your veterans of the business.

Unsurprisingly, the new guy is really upset and frustrated. So, you assign him to a small job. He masters it with ease. Now you’ve really seen, he’s “got the goods”.
The next time your loyal customer returns, however, you can confidently hand the job to the “rookie”. Here we end our analogy.

I hope you realized that by the rookie carpenter, we meant you (our new freelancers). Try to bid on simple, low cost orders. Look for uncomplicated assignments with generous deadlines.

Yes, they pay less. But at least you will have a chance to prove your skills and time management. Over the course of a couple of orders, if everything goes smoothly, you will establish a reputation we can feel confident about trusting. Eventually you will be assigned a job you truly deserve.

We know that you have qualifications from the moment we accept you in our big writing family. But, as a business, we have to err on the side of safety. We have to be absolutely sure that our customers are served optimally.
No hard feelings! =)

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