Where To Look For Top Jobs For Writers: Freelance Opportunities

With everyone seemingly leading busier and busier lifestyles is it any wonder that more and more people are turning to freelance work either to top up their income, or as their primary income source. With the option to work in the early hours of the morning, or late at night and anything in between, it makes sense to try and make a viable career out of it.

The problem is often in simply knowing where to get started. There is a lot of chatter out there on social media and on the internet about scams. So, just where do you look for top freelance opportunities for writers?v

The internet

In spite of what I have just said, the internet is by far the easiest way to get started. A quick search of any major search engine will throw up a whole bunch of options. There are three or four big players and I would suggest starting with one of those just until you get your feet under the table. Payments via these companies are usually held in escrow and then released to you when the client confirms that they are satisfied with the work carried out. This is a win-win situation and ensures that both you and the client are safeguarded.

Writer’s Magazines

The advertorial sections of these magazines are usually filled to brimming with freelance opportunities. Targeted directly at writers they are definitely worth checking out and the opportunities may be higher-paid than if you accept work via one of the regular online “factories.”

Your local community

This is not as crazy as it sounds! Your local business community is brimming with opportunities for reliable copywriters. There is no harm in having some professional looking flyers made up or picking up the phone and making some enquiries.

Your own platform

Most businesses even when they are first starting up need some kind of a sales platform. You might just be dipping your toes in the marketplace presently. However, if you are serious about it, then you will need to set up a website and start presenting yourself professionally online. The thing about your own platform is that you get to set your own rates and are not dictated to by the lower prices that are often found online. If you can demonstrate that you are worth a set amount then you should have no trouble getting work.

 
 

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