Should You Become A Freelance Writer?

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This quick quiz will let you know if you have the basic skills to become a freelance writer - do you have what it takes? For explanation of why each question is important in becoming a freelance writer, click the highlighted words.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Are you so tenacious you won't give up, even when it looks like you're losing?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    • C.

      I'm not sure what 'tenacious' means

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes
    Explanation
    This question is asking if the person is determined and persistent, refusing to give up even in difficult situations. The correct answer is "Yes" because it indicates that the person possesses these qualities and is willing to continue fighting despite the possibility of losing.

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  • 2. 

    Do have a problem meeting strangers, chatting it up and handing out your contact information?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    • C.

      I never give anyone my contact information!

    Correct Answer
    B. No
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "No" because the question asks if the person has a problem meeting strangers, chatting with them, and giving out their contact information. By answering "No," it implies that the person does not have any issues with these actions.

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  • 3. 

    Are you just "ok" with spelling and grammar, or do you have awesome skills at both?

    • A.

      I mess up "there," "their," and "they're" a lot

    • B.

      The few errors I make are caught by spelling and grammar checkers in my software.

    Correct Answer
    B. The few errors I make are caught by spelling and grammar checkers in my software.
    Explanation
    The person is stating that they make few errors in spelling and grammar, but these errors are caught by the spelling and grammar checkers in their software. This suggests that they have good skills in both spelling and grammar, as they rely on the software to catch any mistakes they may make.

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  • 4. 

    Have you already written something professionally or for fun which is available online for others to read?

    • A.

      No

    • B.

      Yes

    Correct Answer
    B. Yes
    Explanation
    The given correct answer is "Yes." This implies that the person has written something professionally or for fun that is available online for others to read.

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  • 5. 

    Do you blog regularly?

    • A.

      I blog all the time!

    • B.

      I don't blog, but I know someone who does.

    • C.

      What's a blog?

    Correct Answer
    A. I blog all the time!
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "I blog all the time!" This answer indicates that the person is an avid blogger and regularly publishes blog posts. They are actively engaged in the activity of blogging and enjoy doing it frequently.

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  • 6. 

    Do you clearly understand the different types of writing services freelance writers provide?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    • C.

      Don't they just sit down and write?

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Yes" because it indicates that the person understands the different types of writing services freelance writers provide. The question implies that freelance writers offer various types of writing services, and the answer "Yes" suggests that the person has a clear understanding of these different types.

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  • 7. 

    Which sentence best describes a press release?

    • A.

      A press release is a fluffy news story that tells about a contest or other fun event.

    • B.

      A press release must be newsworthy.

    • C.

      All you have to do is submit a press release to a journalist and they put it in the paper.

    Correct Answer
    B. A press release must be newsworthy.
    Explanation
    A press release must be newsworthy because it is a formal statement issued to the media to announce something that is considered important or of interest to the public. It is not a fluffy news story about a contest or fun event, and it also does not guarantee automatic publication in the paper just by submitting it to a journalist. The purpose of a press release is to provide journalists with relevant and timely information that they can use to create their own news stories.

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  • 8. 

    Finish this sentence: Web copy...

    • A.

      Sells products or services.

    • B.

      Is anything you read on a website (like this quiz).

    • C.

      Is simply informative text used to educate readers.

    Correct Answer
    A. Sells products or services.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "sells products or services." This statement implies that web copy is specifically designed to promote and persuade readers to purchase products or services. It suggests that the purpose of web copy is to generate sales and drive conversions by effectively communicating the benefits and value of the offerings to potential customers.

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  • 9. 

    Finish this sentence: Web content should...

    • A.

      Be very long to keep readers reading.

    • B.

      Encourage people to buy something.

    • C.

      Allow readers to scan by highlighting important points.

    Correct Answer
    C. Allow readers to scan by highlighting important points.
    Explanation
    Web content should allow readers to scan by highlighting important points. This means that the content should be structured in a way that makes it easy for readers to quickly find the information they are looking for. By highlighting important points, such as using bullet points, subheadings, or bold text, readers can easily skim through the content and grasp the main ideas without having to read the entire text. This enhances the user experience and increases the chances of readers staying engaged with the content.

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  • 10. 

    As a writer, what records should you always maintain?

    • A.

      Writers don't need to maintain records; they live in messy houses and wear mismatched shoes - all they need to know is where their computers are.

    • B.

      Tax information, invoices and copies of every document you've ever written

    • C.

      The Beatles' White Album

    Correct Answer
    B. Tax information, invoices and copies of every document you've ever written
    Explanation
    Writers should always maintain records of tax information, invoices, and copies of every document they have written. This is important for various reasons. Keeping track of tax information ensures that writers comply with legal requirements and can accurately report their income and expenses. Maintaining invoices is crucial for financial management, as it helps writers keep track of their earnings and payments. Additionally, having copies of every document they have written allows writers to refer back to their work, make revisions, or provide evidence of their writing in case of disputes or copyright issues.

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  • 11. 

    What is SEO?

    • A.

      Search engine optimization, but it usually doesn't need to be done on regular web pages

    • B.

      A type of old, wooden ship

    • C.

      Search engine optimization, which should be done every time a writer creates a document for the 'web

    Correct Answer
    C. Search engine optimization, which should be done every time a writer creates a document for the 'web
    Explanation
    SEO stands for search engine optimization, which refers to the practice of optimizing a website or web page to improve its visibility and ranking on search engine results pages. It involves various techniques and strategies aimed at making the website more attractive to search engines and ultimately driving more organic traffic to it. The given answer correctly states that SEO should be done every time a writer creates a document for the web. This emphasizes the importance of incorporating SEO best practices, such as using relevant keywords, creating high-quality content, and optimizing meta tags, to ensure that the document ranks well in search engine results and reaches its intended audience.

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