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Self-Marketing: A Guide For Beginners In Freelance Writing

When looking to be a freelance writer one of the most important things is self-marketing. This means that you market yourself and your skills. You show off what you can do and the quality to which you can do it showing future employers and such just what you can do and how you can do it. This is very important and can set the stage for your future freelance career. Below is an easy guide to help you self-market.

A guide to self-marketing

  • Identify what it is that you will do, whether article writing, ghostwriting, or any other type of writing. This way you can know exactly what you are marketing and how to market it. After you have identified what you will market, figure out how to show it. Meaning brand, what will people see when they look at you.
  • One of the first things to do is set up a blog, website, Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter anything that can be used to get your name out there and show your skills. By using social media platforms, you can create a name for yourself on there. This way more and more people can see who you are and what you do help you spread across the internet.
  • Email everyone you know, friends, family, that random kid from high school. Email and contact everyone you know that you are doing this and what they could get from you and prices. This way not only do you have the social media covered you have the direct area around you so you can create a network easier.
  • Once you start getting jobs, keep track of old clients. By keeping these clients around you, can have networking to recommend you and to be a resource when future employers are looking for proof of work.
  • Always brush up on what you know and learn more. By being able to put up on your website that you have learned a new software or technique you can get different clients because they will see all that you can do and by being flexible you provide more services they could use.

When it comes to being a freelancer Self-marketing is a very important tool that should be used to help you gain jobs. By using the above guide to help you market yourself, you should be able to find jobs quickly and easily.


  • 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.