For those of you who follow my blog regularly, you may be
noticing a trend. I like to assign themes (topics?) to days of the week. The main
reason is that it helps keep my thoughts organized and, in my opinion, it helps
readers know what to expect and when. So far, you can find:
Now, we’re heading into “Freelance Writing Lead Tips Fridays.”
Yes, I have plans to come up with something for Thursdays. I’m thinking about dedicating
Thursdays to “tools of the trade,” or something similar.
Why Begin This Series?
I follow a LOT of new writers on Twitter, and some of them follow me back. There’s one
trend in common among a significant percent of then—they believe there’s no
work available for freelance writers. I have no idea why they think this is true. It’s far from the truth. It
is mind-boggling how many opportunities
are available. So, I decided to start this series to pick apart the process for
new writers and show them step-by-step how to find new freelance writing leads
Others Do This Already
Many veteran freelance writers share tips, ideas, and
insights about how to do many things. We are all experts in one way or another
and willing to help new writers succeed. Perhaps I’ll be approaching things a
bit differently and help these writers see that there are, in fact, ways to find
freelance writing leads and stop feeling desperate for work. I share many freelance writing
job leads on Twitter already (there’s a lot of engagement there), and I’m
considering sharing on the Working Freelance
Writer Facebook page. Here’s a Twitter example:
Just like every other series on this blog, this one is going
to evolve based on the needs of you—my readers. Initially, I’m going to present
a chronological list of tips—Tip #1, Tip #2, and so on. If readers write in or
comment with a specific question, then I’ll address it during an upcoming week.
Remember, we’re all in this together, and
we’re not working in a vacuum. If you have questions, I’ll do everything I can
to find you an answer.
Over to You
Before we begin, do YOU
have specific questions about finding freelance writing leads? If so, please
use the comments section (on this blog, social media, etc.), or send me an
email (jg[at]jenngreenleaf[dot]com) and, after I answer your question, I’ll schedule
a post so everyone can benefit from that information.