If you are new to the freelance writing world, it is important to promote yourself and showcase your talents. Getting your name out there can lead to better pay and bigger jobs.
Put up a website. Even if you can’t afford a hefty bill for a professionally made site, these days anyone can throw up a template site in a matter of minutes. Having a website will give potential clients a home base to contact you at.
Join popular social networking websites such as Twitter, Facebook and Digg. These are great ways to promote your articles, increase your readership and meet clients.
Join a Writing Forum
Joining a forum can help you to learn tips from veteran writers. Many of these sites will have lists of Internet scams to watch out for. You can also get legitimate leads and marketing ideas from these sites.
Do a Few Freebies
Small, local publications often will take articles from new writers but there is no pay. Doing this can help you to gain some exposure and beef up your resume. Giving of your time now can lead to a high paying job later on.
Get Out and Meet People
Don’t let your freelance writing career turn you into a hermit. Make new friends and get new leads by going out to local writers groups or taking a writing workshop at a community college. Always be supportive of other writers. Writing is a challenging craft and other writers can be your greatest resource.