Top 5 ways to find writing jobs as a beginner
Are you fascinated in working from home and becoming a freelance writer? I have been working as a freelance writer for over three years and I get asked a lot about where to find freelance writing jobs. And not just any gigs. Good quality freelance writing gigs. I know when I first started, I was so lost with landing my first client. I had no clue what I was doing. So you know what ended up doing? I stacked other freelance writers. I went their websites, looked at where they were writing, read blog posts over blog posts, made a tone of mistakes along the way, but eventually found how to attract high paying clients.
But you don’t have to do that, I have found 5 ways a beginner can find freelance writing work. And good writing work too.
1. Use your website
The best way to attract high paying clients to have a professional looking website. But, if you are just starting out, this may not be an option for you right of the bat. Maybe you have a personal blog that you have built during your spare time. You can surely use your site to offer your freelance writing services in the beginning.
Eventually though to really ramp your business you will want to invest in a self-hosted WordPress site and create a professional looking writer website.
- Guestpost(but for free)
How can writing for free can pay off? The quickest answer is that when a guest post on popular sites, hundreds or thousands of people will see your writing. And you can bet one of those visitors is a potential client. For me this how I was able to first build my portfolio and eventually land more clients. So where do you guest post? It is up to you.you can do a quick google search, “ niche + write for us” and see what happens.
Visit their guest post guidelines and throw your post idea.
- Join Facebook groups
There is a lot of possibilities to get a client for writing gigs on Facebook. If you know the groups to join then you should have no problem finding consistent work. But this approach does take time as you are building relationships with potential leads.
Some Facebook groups you should join are
- The smart passive income community.
- The business lounge mastermind.
- Christian entrepreneurs: building your business with purpose.
Do you know LinkedIn has a job board? Go to their job board and all you do is put in your job (written) and see what pops up. From here you can decide how you want to approach the business. Use a worm pitch or a cold pitch. if you have the time to invest in building the relationship and you have clients already, you should use a worm pitch approach.
Reddit is another social media site where you can find potential writing gigs and posts. Don’t think you will only find low paying gigs on Reddit.
Other subreddits to pay attention to