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Some Great Advice On How To Find Freelance Writing Jobs

Breaking into the freelance market can be a frustrating, stressful, hair-pulling task in the beginning. There are so many jobs available, and so many places to look that it is completely overwhelming, especially when you are a beginner. Whether you are brand-new to the industry, or starting to lose your green status, here is some great advice on how to find freelance writing jobs:

Think of what you know

There are a large percentage of freelance writers who are so versatile that they can write on any subject that a client sends to them and do an excellent job. Others struggle mightily when the topic is unfamiliar to them. Regardless of which group that you fall into, every freelance writer is at their best when they write about what they know. When the subject falls under the scope of knowledge that you have, not only is it easier to complete the assignment, but the writing flows more naturally.

Believe in your true value

One of the biggest mistakes that freelance writers make is under-valuing themselves and their writing. Not only does this result in a lower earned income, undercutting other candidates by a significant amount looks exactly like you having no confidence in your abilities. There is also another reason why this looks bad to potential employees. I can't count the number of times that I have seen jobs up for bid that are large and involved, with the average bid being $300 - $500 - except for the one glaring bid that is $20. Employers look to hire the candidate who will give them the best results, and there is no way that a writer will put their "all" into a project that is earning them only a few cents per hour. Let your CV and your proposal speak to your abilities and keep your bids competitive to others.

Spread out your applications

Don't count on only one freelance site or job board to keep you busy. Tap into every resource that you can find. Consider sending query letters to magazines as well. The more applications or proposals that you have out there, the more likely it is that you will consistently have work. This will build up your portfolio in the long run much quicker, and happy clients will often come to you first before looking for other freelancers if they are satisfied with the work you have done.


  • If you intend to become a good writer, this blog will surely help you out!

    August 28, 2014 | (10 ) Comments

  • Very helpful for starters in a freelancing, but also good for advanced writers!

    September 5, 2014 | (10 ) Comments

  • Great tips from professionals! Good to see so many updates!

    November 19, 2014 | (10 ) Comments

  • Great ideas using which you'll never get down! Very useful for writers to get their skills prepared to freelance career.

    December 15, 2014 | (10 ) Comments

Expand Your Job Search and Add More Sources to Your List of Freelance Writing Resources

Keep your source list updated and continue expanding your search options. Sometimes writers are not able to land good writing jobs because they don’t expand where they look. In many cases good jobs are not advertised. You need know where to look and who to get in touch with when it comes to reputable sources with writing job leads. Great writers will know where to go to get work. This means your resource list should be diverse with leads in different niches. You should have an idea of which niches and writing jobs are in demand and those that offer lucrative earnings on a regular basis.