In a tough economy with so many people out of work, finding a job can be a mind-numbing process, and finding a freelance writing job is no different. The problem, though, does not lay in the job-finding part; any website you browse will list hundreds of open positions. These common websites are flooded daily with overqualified applicants that are hired before you even click the posting. Because of this, you may need to consider finding an alternative way to job search in this job market. The key: networking.
7 Ways to Source Clients as a Freelance Writer
Clients are the lifeblood of freelance writing. A steady stream of clients is the reason freelance writers keep their one-man business going.
5 New Year’s Resolutions for Freelance Writers
Whether you had a steady stream of writing gigs or a tiny trickle, you undoubtedly learned some lessons on what to do—and not to do—as a freelance writer in 2022.
As you write your way into 2023, here are some New Year’s resolutions for you, the freelance writer, that will help you create a freelance writing career you’ll love. [Read more…]
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.
3 Tips for Applying for Location Specific Gigs – When You Live Outside the Area
Have you ever come across a location-specific freelance writing gig that sounded perfect, but you didn’t live anywhere near the requested area? That’s not necessarily a reason to skip the gig. Some clients are more than open to the idea of hiring freelancers outside the area, they just don’t know it yet.
10 Freelance Resume Writing Strategies You Should Try
A resume is a formal document that contains an applicant’s professional background, education, skills, and experience. It is very typical for traditional companies to require resumes to employ. However, in the freelancing world, where jobs are usually short-term and are limited by contracts, you might wonder if resumes are still relevant? [Read more…]
Are Resumes Still Relevant to Freelance Writers?
One question I often encounter is “Are resumes still relevant for freelance writers?”
The short answer is yes. [Read more…]
How to Find Recession-Proof Writing Gigs
The recession has hit most industries hard — freelance writing is no exception. A Freelancer’s Union survey from early April found that 76% of freelancers had contracts cancelled and 65% had difficulty finding new clients as a result of the virus.
I was really shocked to see that a lot of freelancers are losing work because of the pandemic, mostly because I’ve been busier than ever. Clients are giving me more work since the recession started.
So why are so many freelance writers struggling right now? [Read more…]
What to Do If You Aren’t Getting Freelance Work Offers
Job searching isn’t always fun. In fact, most people really don’t enjoy the process at all. It can be stressful, especially if you need to find work quickly for financial or even emotional reasons.
The work-at-home job scene is no different. If you’re looking for a regular freelance writing job with a traditional company, you’ll have to conduct a job search the same way you’d do it for a “regular” job.
Most of these leads will ask for a resume and possibly a cover letter or other written document that shares your experience and qualifications. You might even be dealing with a lot of online application systems, which make it hard to stand out and get noticed in the sea of freelancers.
That said, the key to landing a good remote writing job is to get noticed, get in front of the right people, and make a good impression.What to Do If You Aren't Getting Freelance Work Offers Click To Tweet