How to Become a Professional Writer?
February 24, 2007 9:48am CST
Tips & Warnings 1. You may find it helpful to create a website which highlights your skills as a writer and the services you offer. If possible, become familiar with basic web design and do this yourself. If that isn't an option for you, hire a web-savvy friend or an affordable design professional to create your website. A well-designed website can influence editors and potential employers to give you a shot. 2. In order to gain credibility with a potential job source, it is important to be familiar with the basic process of dealing with editors and other authors. There are a number of collaborative writing websites available which can provide excellent opportunities to "get your feet wet" in the world of writing. 3. Initially, professional writing can be a low-paying career choice. Until you become established in your own right, it may be difficult to make ends meet with writing income alone. Take this into consideration when developing your long-term plans and goals.