Day 5: Become A Freelance Writer [Mini Course]: An Email A Day


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One email a day, check sites like, OzLance, Upwork (I don't like), and reach out to businesses directly. Travel websites, any brand with a blog, check out ProBlogger which advertises a lot of work, Contena is a paid site - I haven't used so can't recommend If you’re struggling for work, consider getting some work with a local marketing, digital or PR agency. The main thing is though, you’re still working for someone else, but if you don’t want to have to deal directly with client’s this could be a great option for you. Pricing your work Note that, often, when reaching out to publications that already have a team of writers, they will give you their standard pricing rate. So always ask to begin with, what the pay is to confirm, rather than telling them your price. This will save you a lot of time. Refer to the previous blog for more information on pricing yourself too.   Live it up! Once you start building yourself up as a writer, your strategies and ideas will continue to grow. Your writing style will also strengthen. So if there’s one thing you take from this article, remember, that the only way to become a freelance writer is to actually WRITE. And if you need to improve your skills, WRITE and READ every single day. Read publications and articles you’d like to write. Read books and reviews. Write out anything that comes to mind. Write creatively. Write about whatever you wish. Slowly, but surely, your skills will improve.