If you’re looking for a freelance writing gig, there are many online job boards available where jobs and assignments are posted on a regular basis.
I’d also suggest you try the online job search engine here if you’re looking for a freelance writing job.
But another, perhaps even BETTER, way to find a freelance writing job is to create one!
To do this, simply write a short proposal of services you can offer to a specific target market who NEEDS these services.
For example, maybe there are small businesses in your neck of the woods that could benefit from regular media releases yet they don’t have anyone inhouse who knows how to write this sort of thing or knows how to see that the releases are widely distributed.
All you need to do is create a proposal that first describes what media releases are and how they can help a small business get known by drawing traffic to the company’s website and even gaining the attention of the media.
Make your initial propose short. You just want to attract the attention of the company you are targeting and get them interested in hiring you. If they’re interested, you can provide a more complete proposal – one that includes pricing information and other details – later.
If you need a writing job, don’t simply wait for clients to come to you.
First, figure out what services you can offer.
Next, make a list of businesses and/or individuals who probably need these services (whether they realize it or not).
Finally, contact each of these businesses and/or individuals with an introductory proposal of services.
If the thought of sending out proposals like this makes you nervous, join the Working Writer’s Club and we’ll review your proposals BEFORE you submit them to businesses or individuals. Find out more about the club at Working Writer’s Club.