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  • Writer's pictureAustin Wolfe

How to Become a Freelance Financial Writer: Tips and Tricks for Success

Freelance writing has become a game changer for me and many others who want to delve deep into the creative space. According to a recent study by Fiverr, 71% of U.S. workers are planning to freelance in 2023. Wow! Now that's an impressive stat.

Some niches are in high demand, and they'll keep growing. One of them: is finance.

As the world becomes increasingly focused on financial literacy, there is a growing demand for quality content that can help educate and inform individuals and businesses.

My Short Story on How I Got Started

With my degree in finance and international business, I was eager to pursue a career in investments but found myself struggling with the technical aspects of finance.

To supplement my day job income and make ends meet, I focused on what I excelled at: dealing with people, writing, and understanding emotions. So, in 2020, I created a profile on Upwork and Fiverr and started a financial blog and website to showcase my knowledge in these areas. As word spread throughout the investment industry of my expertise and ability to think logically and emotionally, clients began reaching out and asking me to write their landing pages, blog posts, and other writing pieces.

With determination and dedication, I was able to work with some fantastic companies that valued both my professional skills set as well as creative thinking.

Here are some tips and tricks to help you start your journey toward becoming a successful freelance financial writer:

  1. Build your knowledge base: to be a successful financial writer, it's important to have a solid understanding of finance and economics. Consider taking a course or reading books and articles to build your knowledge and stay up-to-date with the latest trends and developments.

  2. Hone your writing skills: Writing is a craft - you can't take shortcuts. It takes time and practice to develop your skills. Take the time to write regularly, and seek feedback from others to help improve your writing.

  3. Network and build relationships: Networking is key to success in any industry, and the world of freelance writing, especially in the finance niche, is no exception. Attend industry events, join writing groups, and connect with other financial writers to build relationships and learn from their experiences.

  4. Establish a portfolio: your portfolio is your calling card, and it's important to have a strong one to attract clients. Start by writing simple blog posts, articles, and other content for friends and family, or for free! Yes you are learning in the beginning stages, so you might have to take on free projects to gain expertise.

  5. Find clients: One of the hardest parts about freelance writing. You have to be assertive and learn how to speak clearly. Learn the art of selling, cold emailing, and cold calling. You can also reach out to clients via online job postings as well. However, how I found clients were sending mass cold emails.

  6. Negotiate rates and contracts: Once you've found clients, it's important to negotiate fair rates and establish clear contracts to ensure that you and your clients are on the same page. Be professional, clear, and open to negotiating terms that work for both parties.

  7. Deliver HIGH quality work: This is crucial to your success. No half-assing your writing. You must deliver high-quality work to build a reputation as a reliable and trustworthy financial writer. Make sure to meet deadlines, communicate effectively with clients, and be open to feedback and revisions.

Where to go From Here?

So, if you have a knack for finance and writing and are passionate about helping people make good decisions with their money...becoming a freelance financial writer may be the perfect career choice.

It takes time, dedication, and hard work to build a successful freelance writing business...but it is worth it!

If you're interested in working with me, email me at

I'd love to discuss your goals and see how I can help you achieve them.

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