Figure out what kind of writing you want to do. Most of freelance writing is non-fiction, so what topics do you feel passionate about, that is where you want to start.
- Schedule your time even though you are working at home. This is a real job, so treat it like one.
- Write a paragraph or two about yourself and the work you are best at. Paste it as needed on websites you visit.
- Familiarize yourself with search engine optimization and use it. Get subscriptions to several ezines and forums. Get involved with a writing club or online community. All of this networking should be able to be accomplished at no cost to you. Newsletters are a good source of information.