It sounds simple at its core. Do you have writing work? Are you working as a freelance writer full-time? Answering these questions determines how you’ll fill your time. If you don’t have work and you’re a full-time freelance writer—your job is to find freelance writing work. Instead of getting up each day and writing, you’ll be spending your time differently.
When you see a writer disappear from social media, what’s your first thought? Some may not notice. Others may wonder where they are—particularly if this writer has a prominent presence. These writers may be talking about tips, posting memes, or sharing their work regularly.
Out of all the questions I’m asked about freelance writing, the one that comes up the most is, “where can I find freelance writing work?” New writers don’t want to know the “secret” to find the hidden gems or where they can find “goldmines” if they sign up to specialized lists or services. They want straight answers about how to do this, where they can find leads, and who to contact.
Today, I’m writing about how to use your LinkedIn profile to its fullest potential. Do you feel your profile may need a tune-up? Are you featuring clips for your most recent work in the sections of your work history? In this ever-evolving world of freelance writing, it’s critical we’re finding new ways to reach our target audience while simultaneously preventing ourselves from getting lost in the shuffle. We can achieve these goals with the right tools in front of us and I believe LinkedIn plays a significant role in making that happen. What do you think?