writing gigs is a dream. One, that is unlikely to come true any time soon simply
because they go about it all wrong.
to find higher paying writing gigs, it might be because:
among freelancers. If it weren’t, there would be a need for Writers Worth Week
here at Words on a Page.
reasons I was unable to land higher paying gigs for a long time. I wouldn’t
apply to jobs that came from bigger companies thinking I didn’t have enough
companies and clients that were hiring me. As a result, I kept getting the same
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writer before clients can begin to value you.
client or need to make more money? If yes, then you’re only setting yourself up
for low-paying work. If you need to make money or replace a client fast, you
won’t be looking for higher paying clients. You’ll be looking for work that
would compensate the amount you’d be losing.
writing gig that pays as much as you need to make.
about your freelancing. Spend 15 minutes a day marketing your business if you
want to be in a position to find higher paying gigs. Here are a few things you
Media: Use social media to spread the word about
your freelance business. Select any three social networks and edit your profile
so that it clearly states you’re a freelancer. Include your website, blog and
email to begin with and regularly update your status on them.
out regular updates: Email monthly updates to your
personal, professional and social networks about your work. You can either
divide them in three groups of personal, professional and social or send them
all one big newsletter-ish email with updates happening in your business.
prospective clients – I hate cold calling so I will
be the last person to tell you to do that—although it does work. Try email
prospecting instead. Email an introduction to your prospective clients and ask
them if they work with freelancers. List your experience, and relevant links
and let the prospect take it from theme. Do this regularly because you won’t
always get a positive response – or a response at all.
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sites and forums for high paying writing gigs, you’ll never find them. They’re
hot bed for the kind of low-paying work you’re getting now.
niche. Contact them, introduce yourself and offer your writing services to
them. Do this often enough and someone’s sure to hire you.
Every company needs writers to write their marketing copy. So don’t shy away
from contacting companies. More often than not, they’ll be glad to hear from
you even if they don’t have work for you.
and hoping new ones will come knocking on your door? While it’s been known to
happen, it simply doesn’t happen often enough to sustain a business.
know how to, the tips above will give you a good start.
your local classifieds and search for ads by companies that list their web
addresses. Research them, contact them and offer them your writing services.
How’s that for a starting point?
You don’t believe you’ll get better rates
there were better paying jobs out there. Or if there were, they all went to
rock star freelancers who were well connected.
would pay me the big bucks to write for them?
ever let myself believe. If you value your work and are confident of your
abilities, there’s no reason you shouldn’t be paid more. Unless of course,
you’re crappy to work with, miss deadlines, and turn in sub standard work.
is: How badly do you want higher paying writing jobs? And do your actions
reflect that level of want?
and blogger who offers rock solid tips for freelance writing success at The Writing Base. She’s
passionate about traveling, her kid and helping freelancers break free from low paying writing gigs and
earn more through her ecourse.