As I told you, I prepared my resume and posted it on two or three job portals. The very next day, I started getting calls from the various companies, in need of good content writers. Though I was not prepared for this kind of situation as I was not confident of my qualities and skills. I was at home for so many years and had not stepped out to work for earning. But getting calls for the inetrview itself was enough to boost my confidence level high. I was very happy at heart. I used to talk to the recruiters in a very professional tone when they took telephonic interview and imagine what! Most of them wanted to call me for interview. I was myself impressed by my communication skills. I had choices about whether to go for interview or not.
So moral of the story is even if you want to be freelance writer in long run, it is must to test waters by diving. To know about the industry skills and the industry needs, you should take up few full time job in the field you want to make your career in.