Find People Who Need Your Help. ASK!
Who needs your help? Magazines need articles. Businesses need content for their websites. You get writing gigs by asking them. The best writing jobs aren’t advertised. You’ll get those unadvertised jobs if you show up in people’s Inboxes. Writers write. Write on your blog.
Watch the news: local, and national. Writers tend to be news junkies. If you see a business mentioned in your local newspaper, look up the business on the Web. They don’t have a website: hooray! That’s opportunity knocking. Maybe they have a website but they could do more with it… opportunity again.