Do you have a Web site? I hope you answered "Yes!", and I hope you're putting time each day into getting known online: into building your Web presence as a writer.
I've devoted this week's issue of Fab Freelance Writing Ezine to building your presence. Here's an excerpt from the Editorial:
Here we are at the start of 2008, and looking around the online world, a lot has changed for writers. The most important change for writers is that the move to the online world has accelerated.
The media world is much more Web-based: magazines and newspapers are online with a vengeance, and they're putting more resources into their online presence. Advertising is moving online, so where the advertisers go, the media follows.
New media networks are growing and are hiring more writers.
So where do you fit into all this? I hope you've created your writers' Web site and blog, and that you're building your presence online.
The biggest benefit for writers of an online presence is that your target markets (the people to whom you want to sell your work) are already looking for you online. This means that they come to you – you don't have to go hunting for writing gigs. If you spend less time hunting, you get to spend more time writing, and your income grows.
Enjoy this week's article: "Creating a Presence Online: Build a Platform, Get Readers, Make Sales", and put the information to good use.
This issue is out on Wednesday. Subscribe, it's free.