"These days, freelance writers cannot afford to be laidback in terms of improving our skills and expanding our knowledge."
(PRWEB) December 19, 2013
There are an estimated 17.7 million independent workers in the United States alone, and studies show that by 2020, more than 40 percent of the country's workforce will be freelancers. The freelance economy has boomed so much so that it is constantly in the spotlight, with day job workers perceive freelancing as the dream.
Popular freelancing web sites receive huge amounts of traffic precisely because of people searching for freelance and telecommute jobs. With the Internet being the main source of information for even the average person, freelance writers for the web are in high demand.
While the demand for freelance writers is high, the competition is just as stiff. Writers - experienced and budding alike - come from all over world, converging online to compete for the business of web site owners, blog networks, online news outlets, and businesses establishing their presence in the digital world.
In the freelancing world, the job market and professional improvement aspects collide - both being critical to a freelancer's success.
This is where Freelance Writing Jobs (FWJ) fills the gap. Founded almost a decade ago, when freelance writing was not seriously considered as a career, the community has grown and has helped many a writer find paying gigs with its daily job listings.
In the last quarter of the year, the site launched a dedicated section offering up resources for writers. The Resources Area is broken up into categories, which freelance writers can use to find specific information to boost their career: Business Tips, Job Hunting Tips, Writing Tips, Online Portfolio, General Tips, and Downloadables.
"These days, freelance writers cannot afford to be laidback in terms of improving our skills and expanding our knowledge," says Noemi Tasarra-Twigg, editor of FWJ. "While there are a lot of jobs to be had, there are even more people vying for work. Only by being on top of the trends and continuously learning and honing our skills can we ensure that jobs come in a steady stream."
Freelance Writing Jobs encourages freelance writers of all backgrounds and levels to benefit from its continuously updated Resources Area.