Many freelance writers aren’t a fan of writing on spec. That is, to create an assigned article for a potential freelance writing client or publication without the promise of acceptance. This usually happens when a publication doesn’t want to commit to a new writer without giving him or her an audition first.
Let’s Talk About Legal Writing (and How to Become a Legal Writer)
Ads for legal writers may have caught your eye over the years, but you may not have bothered taking a look because you don’t know really know anything about legal writing. Nothing to be ashamed of – you’re part of the majority. Since legal writing is a very specific niche, there are fewer freelance writers who specialize in it.
Did you hear that? The sweet tinkle of the bell of opportunity.
Specific niche = less competition = higher rates
First, though, you actually need to answer the question: “What is legal writing?” [Read more…]
6 Essential Elements of a Freelance Writer Resume in 2022
Remote freelance positions have boomed in the last several years. During the pandemic, businesses had to learn how to cut costs and did so by outsourcing some of their work through freelancing.
Cold Pitching for Freelance Work: Should You Do It?
As a freelancer, you are always on the lookout for new clients and new projects. You may have a great portfolio and plenty of experience, but you’ll never get the work you want if you don’t market yourself well.
One way to market yourself is through cold pitching for freelance work. Cold pitching is the process of contacting potential clients who you have not worked with before in an attempt to get them to hire you for a project.
5 LinkedIn Profile Tips for Freelance Writers to Land More Clients
Do you want to hear a secret? You can get your next big freelance writing gig on LinkedIn.
About 95% of recruiters are using LinkedIn to find talent. More and more people, including freelance writers, have been landing jobs after jobs using the professional networking site.
Just about six months ago, four people were hired every minute via LinkedIn. But today, that stat has increased to 6 people hired every minute. That’s 360 new hires every hour via LinkedIn, or 8,640 new hires per day.
You can become a part of those stats. However, you stand a chance only if you craft a LinkedIn profile that attracts clients and proves that you’ll be a good hire.
Don’t know how to do this? Don’t worry. In this article, we’ll give you some of the best LinkedIn profile writing tips for freelance writers. At the end of this article, you’ll be able to create a killer LinkedIn profile that will help you land more clients.
How to Land Your First Freelance Job as a Copywriter with Zero Experience
It’s the classic catch-22 situation. You’re looking for your first job and everyone wants someone with experience. But you need to get hired to get experience—and no one will hire you.
What Kinds of Freelance Writing Jobs Are There?
There is a common misconception that freelance writing jobs are limited. However, this is not true as there are multiple types that exist out there. While some aim to gain experience, it still is practical to know what are the highest paying freelance writing jobs, right? Let’s take a look at what kinds of freelance writing jobs are there and see how you can get started. [Read more…]
How to Take Hold of the Gig Economy as a Freelance Writer
Did you know that 41% of the American workforce freelanced in 2020 — an increase of 13% since 2013?
You might have seen a statistic like that before — typically referenced in articles promoting freelancing and working in the gig economy. And it’s true that millions of people are freelancing across the world.
What articles referencing those statistics don’t necessarily say, though, is how the growing percentage of freelancers means more competition and undercutting when it comes to working in the gig economy.
5 Reasons Why You’re Being Ignored By an Editor
Nobody wants to be ghosted. Whether in the dating world or a professional environment, it’s hard to bounce back when you don’t get a reply. Somehow, it hits harder when you’re trying to secure work.
It’s a scenario you’ll unfortunately already know well. You spent all that time building up to a pitch and… nothing. No “thanks but no thanks” email, no “we’ll be in touch” reply – just an empty inbox. As a professional, being ignored can be worse than a rejection. A polite no tells you where you stand. Silence leaves you hoping that they might respond. [Read more…]
7 Common Freelancing Mistakes You Should Avoid to Become Successful
Freelancing is usually associated with working from home, choosing your work hours, and traveling from time to time. Many freelancers have achieved such benefits and continue to enjoy the fruits of their work. But to be successful, you have to be wary of some freelancing mistakes that can keep you away from your goals. [Read more…]
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