If you’re going to be writing for the web, social networking can play a large part in your level of success. Joining multiple sites and using them properly can help your career.
Twitter is a great place to network with other writers, look for jobs and obtain readers and page views. Always tweet links to your articles, especially if you getting money for page views or ad clicks. But remember, it is important to also connect with your Twitter followers. Have conversations with people, re-tweet others links and comment on others articles.
Use your Facebook account to share your articles with your friends. This can help you to gain a following and increase your traffic. It is also a great way to let your friends know that you are transitioning into a freelance career, you never know who might have some connections for you. There are also many fan pages on Facebook where you can find fans of the subjects that you write about.
Going on writer forums can help you to connect with other writers and share feedback and tips. New start up companies will also visit writer forums and post ads for employment opportunities. Feel free to ask questions to others writers and share tips of your own. Remember to promote your blog or website in your forum signature. Be friendly and polite to other forum posters. Putting down the work of others is never a good way to expand your online networking circle.