Freelancers are bosses of their own, they are not under any pressure to perform and provide a steady flow of articles every day. They can easily roam around the world and still keep earning money just as easily. Freelancers when submit an article are paid per article, this when calculated with the number of articles an on roll employee writes makes freelancing a better career option. A freelancer can be anywhere around the world or just sitting in front of the computer and write articles using the internet. All that a freelancer has to do is worry about his reputation, which once set will earn him more than authors with jobs. A freelancer can find work with other newspapers, internet blogs, advertisers, magazines and novels.
So how does one become a great freelancer? You need to focus on your writing style, find the style that fits you perfectly and stick to it. This will help you identify with your readers and the editors will come back to you. Another very important thing is don’t plagiarize, a little inspiration won’t hurt but plagiarism can ruin your career no matter how good you are. So be careful and do not plagiarize even by mistake. Check your article for plagiarism with the online tools available. When writing about a trend or a fact, remember to include sources of validation in your article. This will give weightage to what you have written and will be taken more easily by the editors. For collecting information be innovative and just don’t depend on Google for information. You can try sending a query to the websites that are similar to your topic, find books that are on your topic, sign up for receiving press releases from company PR agencies and find non-profit associations if any that are remotely connected to your article.