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A Guide For The Freelance Writer: Discovering New Jobs

Picking up work through freelance websites

One of the first places that budding freelance writers look for work is through freelance websites. With hundreds of jobs being posted every single day on some of the top websites, it is not difficult to find a wide selection of work that you may wish to apply for. However, with potentially thousands of other writers also using these websites, you are likely to face a great deal of competition for each job.

It is also worth noting that many of these websites will be used by clients who are less willing to pay what many would consider to be a fair price for the work and will prefer to find writers who are willing to complete the projects for relatively small amounts of money. Despite this, it is still possible to find some good jobs that pay a fair amount, although you may need to be patient.

Depending on which site you choose to use, it can be a good idea to carry out any research about any clients before you make any bids, so as to know whether or not you may be wasting your time. Furthermore, you should fill out any profiles or other aspects of the site relating to you as a writer, so as to give yourself a better chance of winning any work.

Looking for full-time, part-time or temporary freelance writing jobs on classified ads

As well as freelance websites, is possible to find writing jobs using online classified sections of various websites. Sometimes these classified ads may be looking for full-time or part-time or writers, whilst other jobs may simply be one-off temporary assignments.

Putting yourself forward to new private clients

Many experienced writers will try and find work via private clients. Although this is not quite as straightforward as using freelance websites or classified ads, it can often result in much better paid work. If you choose to go down this route then be prepared to research the client thoroughly, so as to address their needs. You should also be aware that you will probably face many rejections before you win your first project.

Giving yourself the best chance of winning new jobs

To maximise your chances of being awarded any writing jobs, it can be a good idea to create a portfolio of your best work. Therefore, if you do discover a new job that you like the sound of, you can demonstrate to the client that you have the expertise to carry out the work.


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    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

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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.