Avoid Being Shy to Increase Your Freelance Writing Prospects

If you have transitioned from a company job to a freelance lifestyle, you suddenly lose the support of public relations and marketing departments – teams that were dedicated to raising awareness of your work within an organization. These departments handled the business of contacting prospective clients, reaching out into industry communities, and having extended conversations about a company’s products and services. As a freelancer, these outreach tasks and responsibilities now fall to you. Many new writers struggle with approaching strangers, which can greatly hamper their ability to pick up contract jobs, find information resources, and meet new mentors. Source Contact [Read more…]

How a Follow-Up Email Landed Me a Freelance Writing Client Worth $450+ Per Article

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Source It’s frustrating, isn’t it? Life as a struggling freelancer is hard enough. You send out pitch after pitch, scrambling to get a hold on the writing markets. Squeezing your fingers into every little crack you come across, praying it’ll be the handhold you can use to hoist yourself into the future. And then you come across a job posted by THAT client. You know the one I’m talking about. Your dream client. The big fish. “This is the one,” you tell yourself. “If I can just get through to this ONE guy, I can free up some financial breathing [Read more…]

How to Use the Google+ Contributor List

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The world of freelance writing has no doubt shifted to the Internet. Although some freelance gigs may want to keep your writing anonymous, most put your writing on a website for the world to see. This works great because it gives you a nice portfolio of writing to send to future writing gigs you hope to land. You can tell a potential editor to check out the article you wrote on a particular website, and you can even link right back to that article in your email pitch.

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