While we are advocates of cold outreach — less competition and higher rates — we understand it can be intimidating for new writers. When you're just starting out, you may find it easier to respond to job postings than to contact editors on your own.
You might be surprised at how many places will pay you to write — even if you don’t have a ton of experience.
If you’re looking for ideas on where to go to find writing gigs, we have a free resource available on the Freelance Writer Academy website.
But, if you’re looking for places to get started with your writing career, here are three of our favorite places to look for your next freelance writing gig:
The Problogger job board is where Miranda got her first real start. It’s a low barrier to entry, so the gigs don’t pay particularly well, but you can get your foot in the door and find regular work. It's one of the best places to...
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.
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.
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:
With descriptors that potential clients are looking for, you’re more likely to show up in searches.
If you’ve done a good job, you can ask for recommendations to be included in your profiles. Some testimonials can...