midohio writers

prepare yourself to freelancing and writing

How To Get Great Freelance Jobs In Entertainment Writing

Entertainment writing is a very difficult niche to break into, whether you are working as a freelancer or not. However, there are some ways to make the struggle a little easier and less stressful. Below are just a few examples of how to find and obtain great freelance jobs in entertainment writing.

  • Build your C.V. and portfolio
  • Before you can start be picky about the sorts of work you would like to undertake, you need to prove that you are good enough to be choosy. This means building your C.V. and portfolio and demonstrating all the different sorts of styles and formats you are familiar and comfortable with. Of course, this means including plenty of really great examples of your entertainment writing. However, it also means including academic work, articles and fiction for example, to demonstrate your general abilities and really impress any potential clients. Remember to include any relevant work you do in your C.V., too. Further, be sure also to demonstrate the rest of your skills, whether they are relevant or not. The more talented employee is much more attractive to a client than a one trick pony!

  • Network
  • Often in any aspect of the entertainment industry, the best, easiest way in is to know someone. This is where you are going to have to learn how to network effectively. This works best if you already know some other freelance writers and can ask them for advice. Sometimes, they will know the sort of people you need to meet and will introduce you. More often, however, you will need to start building your own bridges. Email the sorts of people you want to work with. Most of the time, they will be too busy to reply to you. Still, if even one does make the time to send a response, then that’s one more person you know in the right industry.

  • Take the smaller jobs first, and then build on that
  • You won’t start off with the big, difficult jobs: you’re not going to be that trusted yet. Instead, focus on saying yes to all the smaller, easier jobs and building a relationship with your employer that way. Show them that you are reliable and that your work is top quality, even for the really boring tasks. They will start giving you more and more difficult tasks until you’ve broken into the entertainment writing industry for good!


  • 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.