As a freelance writer, there are lots of things you need to learn in order to keep growing your business and stay one step ahead of your competitors.
We started the WriteWorldwide blog in March 2017 to share our experiences and help budding writers build a profitable freelance writing career. We’ve now published almost 120 posts that cover all aspects of freelance writing; from building your foundation, to getting your first few samples, finding writing clients, landing higher paid work, and much more!
We’ve also interviewed writers at all stages of their careers, from well-known bloggers and copywriters, to beginner writers just starting out. We encourage you to take a look around the blog, and we’re confident you’ll find tons of useful information to help you reach the next level in your writing business.
But before you shoot off to search through the WriteWorldwide archives, I’ve made your life a little easier by highlighting 8 of our posts that help you find freelance writing opportunities. So, if you’re looking for more freelance writing work you’re in the right place! Let’s get started …
1) 3 Pitching Templates That Will Help You Land High-Paying Freelance Writing Gigs
If you want to land more clients, you’ll need to put in the effort to market yourself consistently. Cold emailing is a proven strategy for finding freelance writing opportunities. It’s worked for many – and chances are – it’ll work for you.
This post explains the fundamentals of cold emailing, and gives 3 templates you can edit and use to land work.
2) How to Land High-Paying Freelance Writing Jobs Online, Fast (A Case Study)
Cold emailing is one of the best ways to land freelance writing clients online, but it can take some time to pay off. What if there was a way that would not only help build your prospect list faster but also help you land well-paying writing jobs online, quicker?
Well, it turns out there is! This deceptively simple technique can help you narrow down the very best prospects and get some quick wins. Intrigued? Read the post to find out how.
3) How I Landed a $6250 Freelance Writing Gig (As a Beginner)
Sometimes it’s useful to compare your pitching efforts with successful pitches that have landed high-paying work. It’s a great way to cut down your learning curve and make sure your pitches are hitting the mark.
This post breaks down a successful pitch, showing you why it works, and the entire email exchange that led to getting hired.
4) How to Find Freelance Writing Clients on LinkedIn (A System That Works)
Burned out on cold emailing? Frustrated with building a list of prospects? Try prospecting for clients on LinkedIn.
With over 467 million members, LinkedIn is a goldmine for finding freelance writing work. And the best bit is you don’t need to build a list. LinkedIn IS your list. Find out the exact process for finding freelance writing clients on LinkedIn in this post.
5) 9 Proven Ways to Get More Freelance Writing Jobs (Even if You’re a Beginner)
Looking for a rundown of all the best ways to land clients? This post is just the ticket.
If you’re struggling to land work, why not pick a prospecting method from the list in this post and commit to doing it consistently for the next month? We’ve chosen proven, tested methods that bring results (if you let them!). Read the post to get started.
6) How to Cold Call Successfully When English Is Your Second Language
Cold calling can be a very effective way to land clients. Maybe you’ve considered it, but like many writers, you feel nervous picking up the phone to potential clients. And if English isn’t your first language, it can be even harder to cultivate the right mindset for talking to prospects on the phone.
If you want to be a successful writer, you’ll need to connect with prospects or clients on the phone at some point. It may not be for cold calling, but clients will often want to talk on the phone before finalising a project. Check out this post to learn how to land more freelance writing work over the telephone.
7) 30 Travel Magazines that Pay Freelance Writers up to $3 Per Word
The travel niche can be very profitable for freelance writers, and you don’t need to travel too far to write articles on travel topics. Editors are looking for profiles of travel spots all over the globe – you could even write an article about your hometown!
Dive into this post for a list of travel publications that accept articles from freelancers – and pay well, too!
8) The Exact Process I Use to Find Freelance Writing Clients
Prospecting for clients is a very important part of being a freelance writer. Whatever method you choose to find clients, it’s vital that you stick to the process and make prospecting a part of your routine.
So, what does a typical week of prospecting look like? Are you doing enough, or should you ramp up your efforts? And what kind of results can you expect? Read this post to find out.
What prospecting methods have you used to successfully land freelance writing work? Let us know in the comments section.