Should You Become A Freelance Writer?

11 Questions
Writer Quizzes & Trivia

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.

Sample Question

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

Yes

No

I'm not sure what 'tenacious' means

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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

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 4. 
    Have you already written something professionally or for fun which is available online for others to read?
    • A. 

      No

    • B. 

      Yes

  • 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?

  • 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?

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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