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.

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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