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7 tips to finding paid writing work December 4, 2009

Filed under: Business advice,Writing — sallyhanan @ 12:39 am
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Over the last few days I have continued on my quest. To be honest, I feel like Don Quixote with Sancho Panza on my shoulder. Nevertheless . . .
More things you can do to get in line for paid writing.

• DON”T follow all the bunny trails leading to articles on SEO optimization, blog analytics, etc. You end up with too many questions seeming to ask you if you really can reach your goal of finding paid work.

Sign up for HARO (Help a Reporter Out). You can sign up as a writer/reporter and as a possible source for reporters’ questions. This will help your platform and help you discover a wealth of helpful information for your own articles.

Take a look at AppBank. You can write quizzes for them and earn some income when people use them.

• Don’t automatically assume that you can’t blog for companies. Despite the fact that you may not know a whole lot about real estate or kitchen cabinets, the internet is now your knowledge source. Just be sure to verify the information you read. Look for blogging jobs on ProBlogger.

• If you have any technical writing skills, Your Writing Department might be interested in helping you break through the gates into bigger and better jobs.

• Subscribe to “About Freelance Writing.” Anne posts a list of freelance writing jobs 2-3 times a week, and not all of the jobs are for writers with ten years of experience behind them.

• Check Freelance Job Openings daily.



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One Response to “7 tips to finding paid writing work”

  1. Vance Says:

    Hi Sally,
    I still feel that helping others take their book concepts into reality is a valuable service and likely could generate a nice income. Since you reversed my recommendation and asked effectively to “practice” on me, I have started to contemplate a set of ideas that could live together in a book. First time ever I’ve actually contemplated a book. See, it’s already working, your blog triggered that 🙂

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