Though earning potential for a free-lance writer is sky-high, it is not easy. Ambition alone will not earn money but the effort, dedication, knowledge are the steps to the ladder of success. Hard Work, not a few days but forever will definitely make an effort perfect. This is true with free-lance writing too. Start small and reach the top is the sure way to earn money. This is a piece of advice to free-lance writers.
My success started with a defeat by writing articles to hi-fi websites with little writing skills. I neither read the end user requirements fully nor read the articles published on their websites. I understood what mistake I made when my article was rejected for publishing by the website. I understood that a successful freelance writer needs the following qualities
• Patience: Do not expect that your very first article should get published. Understand the reasons if rejected. Do not get depressed or panic. Evaluate the reasons. Remember there are thousands of aspirants trying like you to become a writer. Wait for your turn.
• Persistence: Persistence effort is a prerequisite to be successful. Rome is not built in one day. Remember the famous proverb that failures are stepping-stones to success. To become a post-graduate, one has to start from the first standard, By continuously writing 1000 words of an article a day will make a writer error-proof over a given period.
• Effort: Lethargy is cause for failure. Constant effort is the right road to success. Do not stop writing after a couple of attempts. A long time effort will give you the positive result.
• Knowledge: Develop knowledge on the subject you are concentrating. Study extensive material on the chosen topic before attempting writing articles. Reading other popular articles will enhance subject knowledge, writing skills and more. Do not think that you have reached the highest standards if one or two articles are published. Be a student all the life.
• Think mentally about what you can offer to the reader. - New and novel. Informative and engaging. Try to stand out from others in giving the article content.
Last but not the least
• Writing skills: Be careful while writing articles. Try to reduce topographic errors, grammatical errors like spelling, punctuations, syntax from article to article. That is growth. Writing skills will improve by constantly writing a few sentences every day.
Most important to earn money as a free-lance writer is;
• Do not be ambitious. Initially write articles even for small revenue. Once a few of your articles are published, you gain confidence.

Author's Bio: 

I am Sangam KR, postgraduate M.Sc. in Physics from an Indian University. I am 66 Years old living in a holy place Srikalahasti, in South India. I am living with my mother. I am an occasional blogger and a Forex trader. I love to search for useful information on the internet and share the same with near and dear. I like to be a student all the time and I am sure I learn every day as a student.