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How to get freelancing gigs

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9:01 pm
December 9, 2013


Ben Luthi

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posts 49

I'm sure this has been discussed before, but I'm still new to the forum and haven't learned how to navigate it completely yet. 

 

Anyway, I've been lucky enough to find a few freelance writing gigs in the past few months that have brought in some good income, but I'm looking to continue to build my clientele to the point where I can do that full-time. For those who have or have had consistent freelancing jobs, what have you done to get them? And secondly, how did you lasso the best gig you have? 

 

I've seen the stuff on Elance, Problogger.net et al., but I'm looking for some different and creative approaches. Thanks all! :)

10:36 am
December 10, 2013


moneycone

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posts 617

This forum is pretty good!  Many have launched their freelancing gigs from here!  

12:22 pm
December 10, 2013


Barbara Friedberg

Member

posts 1302

Build your brand and be patient.

1. Connect with others on linked in and G+ and twitter

2. Build your portfolio and create a page on your site to showcase your work

3. Do guest posts. Many bloggers will accept a guest post and later hire.

4. Keep your eyes out for offers.

5. Post your availability on various job boards-problogger has one, yakezie has a thread as well.

 

Best of luc!

1:47 pm
December 10, 2013


Club Thrifty

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posts 251

Post edited 3:39 pm – December 10, 2013 by Club Thrifty


I freelance full-time, making a lot more than I did at my 9-5 job.  I started by writing (a lot) for free in an effort to get picked up by big publications.  I got a few "big" writing jobs simply by writing for free at first and bugging people sometimes.  Here is a post I wrote on the topic but apparently can't post the link here for some reason.  Just google- club thrifty how to get freelance writing jobs!

1:51 pm
December 10, 2013


moneystepper

Member

posts 182

Great advice CT – thanks! :)

7:50 pm
December 10, 2013


Ben Luthi

Member

posts 49

Club Thrifty said:

I freelance full-time, making a lot more than I did at my 9-5 job.  I started by writing (a lot) for free in an effort to get picked up by big publications.  I got a few "big" writing jobs simply by writing for free at first and bugging people sometimes.  Here is a post I wrote on the topic but apparently can't post the link here for some reason.  Just google- club thrifty how to get freelance writing jobs!

I've actually had that post you wrote bookmarked since September :) I go back and read it every now and then. Thanks to the rest of you, too, for your ideas!

7:29 am
December 11, 2013


Ramona

Romania

Moderator

posts 13

You already got some excellent tips. I'm with Barbra on the need to get yourself a decent portfolio. You can do some serious link building on it and promote it even on the freelancing sites. In my view elance and other similar platforms are great to get you started, the main focus should be to drive business to your own site little by little.

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8:32 am
December 18, 2013


MonicaOnMoney

Member

posts 67

Thanks for the advice, everyone. I'm looking for writer jobs too, as a supplement to my day job. Holly, I'm looking up your article for advice :)

 

Monica Iannacone

http://www.MonicaOnMoney.com

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