5 places to look for work online in 2020
Medium is a free blogging platform that you can use to create your portfolio, write any topic you want to create, to write examples and get paid for your writing.
I like to use Medium because writing is easy to make money.
After you create your Medium profile, sign up for their Medium Partner program to start getting paid for your letter. In addition, many publications on this site want you to be in the affiliate program so that you can get paid.
You receive income from your letter when people look at your message and interact with it, for example, clapping, commenting, or highlighting text.
Depending on how fast you write and how much time you spend on the platform, you can get a good chunk of income from writing without even having to do your first work as a freelance writer!
2. Friends and family
If you want to easily find freelance writing jobs, it’s easiest to just ask friends and family if they need help with projects such as their CV, email campaign, brochure, or landing page on their website.
You won’t know if you need your services if you don’t ask!
So, take the first step by asking your uncle, sister, or little cousin!
This is where it can become serious for you. If you really want to become a freelance writer, I suggest you create an online presence, and for this, create an optimized website for writers.
This is a specialized services-based writer website that demonstrates your writing skills and what types of writing you do.
This is what I looked like when I first started working as a completely new freelance writer.
The site was simple and easy to read. If you read what I wrote on my home page, you will see that I do not have many qualifications, and I do not understand a single subject for writing.
However, just having a professional writer’s site allowed me to promote my business and get great jobs for writers.
Over the years, I changed the look of my writer’s website and updated the copy to demonstrate the one type of client I’m working with. Here’s what it looks like now.
4. Social networks
He is, and this can be distracting, but if you know how to use social networks, you can find great customers.
I got a huge brand on Facebook.
The editor saw my Pinterest pin and hired me to keep my parents.
The digital marketer for the SaaS company saw my LinkedIn profile and hired me for their ghostwriting content.
A gold mine of money awaits you!
I suggest focusing only on two social networks – LinkedIn and Twitter.
These two gave me the most writing work from any other social media platform. This is also a great way to chat with the companies you want to write for.
If you need help using these social networks, check out my guides:
How to get a job on LinkedIn as a freelance writer
How LinkedIn Banner Can Lead to More Freelance Speakers
5. Use resources online
When I was just starting out as a new freelance writer, I looked at other authors who have been doing this for a long time and learned from them. I subscribed to their mailing list, read the blog, and checked their products.
I even turned to them to see if they would help me in some aspects of my business, for example, to establish my level of freelance writing.
And over the years, I worked hard on this blog to help you navigate the world of freelance writers.
To help you find writing work, please check out these resources.
53 places to land freelance writing concerts online
A giant list of magazines that pay writers
24 easy ways to make money writing online
In addition, I have a Youtube channel with videos that talk about many processes, services, and tips to help new authors. I would be glad if you subscribed to my channel and watched these videos.