Freelance writing is something that can be a very creative career to have, but just like anything when it comes to freelance, it can be hard to know where to start in order to find the work. It’s not as easy as we think it might be, otherwise, we’d all be giving up our 9-5 jobs for something more flexible. Here are some tips to find work as a freelance writer.
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Use Social Media Hashtags
Firstly, you want to start looking at social media because this can be a great job advertising board. Twitter has some great ones for freelance writers and bloggers, and it’s all about the hashtags. Companies and those requesting the work will use relevant hashtags in order to find those who are able to help. So simply searching for #freelancewriters might pull up lots of different opportunities available.
You can look on Instagram too and anywhere really that uses hashtags as a way to group together content that talks about the same thing. And as social media continues to grow and develop, there’s always going to be plenty of opportunities cropping up every single day. With that being said, it’s good to have it as your morning routine to check in for new jobs and tasks that might be needed.
Sign Up To Agencies & Databases
As a freelance writer, there’s always plenty of agency work that might be available for you, as well as other databases across companies that require content writing or some form of writing in general. By signing yourself up for those opportunities, the more you’ll likely get from them as a result. Always be on the lookout for new companies and agencies who are looking for freelance writers to add to their pool or database. You never know what might crop up as a result.
Send Pitches Via Email
A lot of freelance writing can require you to do pitches to those who are editors of publications or head of marketing or PR campaigns. Whatever the type of freelance writing you specialize in, there’s likely to be someone you need to impress with your content. It’s certainly worth having some form of a portfolio that you can attach to these emails so that they’re seeing the previous work you’ve created. A writing portfolio can definitely help to get go-ahead on those jobs and might put you ahead of those who have otherwise not got the experience or evidence.
Network With Other Freelance Writers
And finally, be sure to network with other freelance writers when you have the chance. There’s nothing better than connecting with those who are doing something that perhaps you’ve only started out in or struggling with. They might be able to put you in touch with opportunities or connections that they have and that they were given when they were just starting out. There’s plenty of ways to connect with other freelance writers.
Finding work as a freelancer can be difficult, but with a bit of knowledge, you can certainly find it.