4 STEPS TO LANDING YOUR FIRST FREELANCE JOB
Hello Millionaire Writer!
In the past two days, I have helped you navigate the path to getting seen and choosing a writing niche.
Today, I will be sharing with you the four steps you can take immediately to get your first writing job.
When you’ve built your online visibility and niche as the writer, it’s only natural that you begin to think of ways to monetize your skill.
For most writers, landing their first client is the highlight of their writing journey. I’m sure you can’t wait to earn yours too.
Now to the nagging questions on your mind,
How do I get a freelance writing job?
How long does it take?
Getting freelance writing jobs may seem difficult especially as a beginner but it’s not as complicated as it seems. If you have a smart business strategy you will be smiling to the bank sooner than you expect.
As always, I have a list of guidelines to make to ease your journey.
- Cold Pitching
Cold pitching simply means going for the kill. Instead of waiting for clients to come to you, get up and go to them. Approach public figures, thought leaders, companies, start-ups, business owners and bloggers, and pitch your services to them.
It may sound like your being desperate but if you want it bad enough, then you will stop at nothing to get it.
Write a list of brands you would like to work with. Research about them and find out how your services can be valuable to them.
You may notice that they do not utilize the blog section of their website or perhaps they are trying to grow their social media engagements.
That’s your clue to pitch your content writing service to them. Go out of your way to network with industry leaders and offer to help them convert their audio, video or written resources into a book.
- Start Guest Blogging
As a writer, writing for high domain websites and blogs is not just a means of getting writing jobs. It is the key to building your writing portfolio.
When you guest blog consistently on a particular subject, it boosts your online visibility and authority in that niche. You can get paid guest posting opportunities or opt for a free slot.
To find guest posting listings, run a quick search on Google by typing Your niche + Write for us.
Click on the available options, read their requirements and pitch your content idea to them via mail. Remember to include a powerful biography in your guest posts.
- Pitch On Job Boards
Using job boards is a fast means of getting writing gigs.
Most small businesses and start-ups advertise openings in their firms on job boards. Try out these free job boards for a start, Problogger, Contently, Contena, MediaBistro, BloggingPro, Freelance Writer’s Den and Journalism Jobs.
You can also explore LinkedIn to find more freelance writing opportunities.
- Get Active On Social Media
Social media is a reliable tool for promoting your writing skills. As a writer, you must have an online presence on any of the major social media platforms, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or Instagram.
Use your social media handle as a platform to advertise your services, network with other writers and engage your readers.
If you are active on Facebook, you can also create a Facebook page and run sponsored ads to reach a wider audience.
Now you’ve got the rifle, spear and bow.
What are you waiting for?
Go out there and hunt.
If you have any questions, send me an email on email@example.com and I’ll reply as soon as I can.
I can’t wait to read your testimonies.
To your continued success…
Founder, Millionaire Writers