Selling your writing services couldn't be easier, IF you know how it's done.
Lucky Fab Freelance Writing Ezine subscribers know that already, because they've taken advantage of the subscribers-only offer for my new "sell your writing services" product (being a member has its advantages. :-))
I'll be expanding on the topic with next week's issue of the ezine, in which our theme is: "Instant Money: Sell Your Writing Services".
Here's the thing to be aware of: most writing jobs are never advertised, for any number of reasons, the chief one being that businesses and publications are just TOO BUSY.
If you're a successful freelancer, you already know this. When a series of articles, an advertorial, a brochure, or a booklet is needed, it's needed NOW.
Advertising for writers, and then reading through tons of (generally hopeless) applications is time-intensive. In today's economic climate, no one has the time to go through the rigmarole.
So what do these time-pressed buyers of writing services do?
* Use the outsourcing sites. At least they get bids, and some of those bids are highly professional;
* They contact their network and plead to be given the contact details of good writers;
* They repurpose material they already have;
* They forget about the project.
Can you see that if these busy buyers had the name of just ONE writer in their contacts database, that writer would get several writing gigs over the course of a year?
Therefore, getting your name out to potential buyers, and getting onto their databases, is essential.
So how do you do this?
Here's the easiest way: introduce yourself.
Yes, it's as easy as that.
You can send introductory letters and email messages to:
* Magazines and online publications (include your clips, if you have them)
* Businesses (locally and around the globe)
* Clubs, organizations and associations
* Advertising and editorial agencies
Please don't over-think this. It's both SIMPLE and EASY. Get your name and contact details onto databases.
You've still got time to make 2009 your best writing year ever -- hop to it. :-)