How to Get Potential Clients to Give You a Shot When You’re a New Freelance Writer

girl writing on the computerIf you are trying to figure out how to get freelance writing jobs with no experience, you are not alone.

When I started out trying to find freelance writing jobs, I submitted almost 100 submissions before I go anyone that would give me a chance.

There were a few steps that I took to land my first freelance writing gig and I will share that with you here:

#1 – Get Your Writing On Point

There are a lot of writers out there, so you need to make sure that you writing is on point.

One of the things that I made sure to do is check my grammar.

When we are writing for a long time, even if we are great with grammar, sometimes it can get a little messed up.

A service that I use to help with that is called Grammarly.

If you are worried about your ability to write properly, that will help you.

computer for freelance writing jobs#2 – Create a Portfolio

Everyone that you submit to for work is going to ask for your portfolio.

How do you submit a portfolio when you have never written anything for anyone?

You can create a fake project and write great content for it.

Even if you aren’t getting paid to write it, you will be able to give this to your potential new employer to show them the quality of your work.

You want to have about 3-5 pieces of content on different topics. You should have varying sizes of content. Some 300 words and some up to 1,500 words.

#3 – Write Very Customized Proposals

Once you get your portfolio together, you will be able to start submitting proposals.

beginner getting a writing jobMany people will do the lazy way of submitting work and just copy and paste everything over to a bunch of different potential employers.

If you want to stand out – you should read each job description on the potential gigs so that you can let them know why you will be a good fit for that specific job.

Some people will also put a “passcode” in the work request to see if you read the whole thing so make sure that you aren’t a robot or just doing the copy and paste to everyone.

Taking a little more time will help you get more writing jobs.