How to grow your network — and get gigs — as a freelance writer

freelance writing gigs Jan 13, 2022
 

You might be surprised to discover that one of the most effective ways to find new gigs is to network.

Networking is one of the fastest and easiest ways to find new work as a freelance writer because it’s all about who you know

If you’re hoping to expand your gig base, here are some of the best ways to grow your network.

How to get gigs through your freelance writing network

 

  • Connect with other writers. That’s right. Start by connecting with other writers. We’re always passing along gig information and recommending writers to clients when we’re swamped. Join freelance writing groups on LinkedIn and Facebook and make connections on Twitter. We also frequently post job leads in the exclusive Freelance Writer Academy Facebook group.
  • Maintain relationships with editors. Once you have good relationships with editors, maintain those contacts. In many cases, editors that like you will bring you on to other projects. We’ve gotten gigs at...
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How to use LinkedIn to get freelance gigs

freelance writing gigs Dec 20, 2021

You might be surprised to discover how useful it can be to use LinkedIn to find freelance writing gigs. Kat has had a great deal of success using LinkedIn, and Miranda has also been recruited for gigs just for being present and active on LinkedIn.

Improve your LinkedIn profile

The first step is to update your LinkedIn profile so that you put your best foot forward. Some ways you can make your LinkedIn profile more attractive include:

  • Use keywords to describe yourself, including “freelance writer” and “professional writer.”
  • Don’t forget about words that describe your niche. Miranda uses “freelance financial writer.”
  • Make sure your picture is professional.
  • Include credentials if you have them.

With descriptors that potential clients are looking for, you’re more likely to show up in searches.

Ask for recommendations

If you’ve done a good job, you can ask for recommendations to be included in your profiles. Some testimonials can...

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