You're focused on earning a bigger paycheck as a freelancer, but you can't find clients. Or when you apply for jobs, someone else is selected for the position.
Those situations aren't fun, but they don't have to bring an end to your writing efforts.
While finding clients can feel overwhelming, there's no reason to panic. We’ve got a brief list of things that successful bloggers do to land more work. Some of them may work for you.
Engage in job boards
In order to apply to jobs, you’ve got to know who is hiring. That’s where job boards come in. They offer an indispensable service for writers because they collect a list of potential clients all in one place.
As another bonus, most of the listings on job boards clearly state the details of the job including the focus area, the word count, and what they’re paying. That makes things more efficient for everyone.
If you see the perfect job, act fast.
There’s a lot of competition for the best jobs on a job board. If you see one that’s a good fit, don’t sit on it.
It means something to a potential client that you’re eager enough to be one of the first respondents to their ad.
In addition, sometimes they receive so many answers to a job post that the first ones they read make the biggest impression on them. Everything else is a blur.
If you get in early, you’ll have a better chance of being considered.
Put your best foot forward in your application
There are a few ways to make a stellar impression on your application. For starters, when you’re responding to an ad remember that everything you write for your application is a sample of your work. Be sure that these are clearly written and error-free.
Secondly, when you’re writing your cover letter, don’t shy away from showing off all your expertise.
Are you great with SEO? Do you have a working knowledge of WordPress? Do you have a track record of creating engaging content with metrics that back up your claim? Mention it.
You also want to make sure that each application includes samples of your work and/or a link to your portfolio. Don’t skip this step. It shows you’re experienced, capable, and ready to take on their job.
Before you know it, you’ll be developing your blogging client list and you’ll have just the amount of work you were hoping for.