So, you decided to be a Freelance Writer, but you don’t know where to get paying jobs?
You will remember that I said in my last post that there are a lot of good reasons why you would want to be a Freelance Writer. You can do what you love, in your own time and you can do it from home. What’s more is that people will pay you to write for them, or you can even start your own Blog and make money from that.
I also promised to give you some insight into where you can register and promote yourself and your career as a freelance writer.
The very first thing you should do, is to open an account at LinkedIn. My profile page is at https://www.linkedin.com/in/kimbockwebscripto/ and you are more than welcome to use it as an example for yourself. Over the years I have gained more than 13 500 followers, and I have received several freelance job offers through LinkedIn, the most notable being an academic writer for The Edge Learning Institute.
After establishing your profile at LinkedIn, you can also create a profile at Webfluential. In their own words, ‘Webfluential is the software you need to make being an influencer easy and professional. Spend less time on admin, and more time doing what you love’. You can also consider registering your services as a Freelance Writer on the following sites (there are many other similar sites online where you can register your services as a Freelance or Academic Writer):
- Indeed (if you are a South African)
- Job Monster (if you’re a South African)
Remember however that there are thousands of other writers out there already marketing themselves. The secret, as stated in my previous post, is therefore to make yourself and your skills stand out from the rest. If you already have the necessary training (Udemy’s course “Copywriting – Become a Freelance Copywriter, your own boss” is a good choice), and you have the necessary skills and experience, include them in your profile and upload a good Resumé as well. You can download a customisable copy from my Resource Page, if you don’t know where to start with drafting a Resumé. Get recommendations from previous employers, or from clients and include these as well.
I will keep you updated with other tips and resources. Should you rather be interested in creating a Blog, like the Freelance Writing Blog or any other kind of Blog, and to monetize your Blog, have a look at my posts on Blogging here on the Freelance Writing Blog and sign up for the Newsletter and Updates for future posts on the subject.
Whatever you decide, I wish you the best of luck on your journey. I promise you it’s a very exciting and rewarding journey to undertake.
If you have any specific questions about Freelance Writing, please comment below and let me know what they are, so I can cover the questions in my next posts about the subject. In the mean time check out these sites and the mentioned courses for yourself and get yourself on the road to a successful career in Freelance Writing.
Take care and keep writing.