Continuing with our series of featured Freelancers, today we are proudly presenting to you Temitope Olukomogbon the Creative Writer, Editor and Proof reader who is known for her active participation at Truelancer. Her creative writing skills and detail oriented work has impressed to many clients. She have been a content developer for over 10 years with 3 published books. Let’s get into her freelancing life and learn how she made her writing passion into her professional career.
When did you start freelancing and what inspired you?
I started freelancing on Truelancer in September 2018. I have always loved writing. However, with a continuous push from my friend Zainat (of blessed memory) to monetize my writing skills and quit writing for free, I found a writing platform that would help in making this a reality. I searched for freelancing platforms to start my writing career and found Truelancer. I subscribed to it, and it has been a wonderful experience. Since It’s been four years, I have been providing my writing services as a freelancer.
What do you like the most about Writing?
I love writing because the joy of putting words together to get a beautiful piece that people can read, understand, and act on. It is great to see lives transformed by what they read, and this inspires me to keep writing.
Some are hungry for information. It is a wonderful experience to be the person writing to meet their needs and satisfy their quest for information.
What are the most important skills required as a freelance writer?
There are 6 most essential skills that I believe are required as a freelance writer:
- Creativity-ability to think outside the box
- Great research skills
- Understanding of SEO
- Editing and Proofreading
- Ability to meet deadlines
- Ability to accept and learn from criticism
What challenges have you come across in your freelancing career?
There are a lot of things that come when you choose to freelance, but the most difficult challenge I face is the Clients who refuse to pay even after you have completed the assigned task.
What according to you, does it take to be a successful freelance writer?
To become a successful freelance writer, I will mention just two things;
Firstly, creativity is key. Writing a killer article is dependent on how creative you can be because your client also pays for your creative thinking.
The second is paying attention to details. An accurate and thorough freelancer who pays attention to detail thinks through the fine points of every task, large or small produces high-quality and outstanding work.
What suggestions do you want to give to the budding freelance writer?
There are 4 things I believe is very important for budding freelancers that are:
- Carve out a niche for yourself, a niche that showcases your strength and skills.
- Package your skills attractively so that you can attract clients to your services.
- Patience is required when starting up, especially when applying for jobs and getting none in the initial phase. Keep at it, and when you get a job, give it your best.
- Lastly, be excellent at every task.
How did you get to know about freelancing and what is your experience using Turelancer?
I got to know about freelancing from my friends who loved doing freelancing.
Truelancer has been an amazing platform, and I have enjoyed every bit of freelancing via this platform. From the guidance provided by the support officers, recommendations to clients, the requirement that clients deposit before you start a task/project. And finally the ease of payment.
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