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.
When you’re a writer, there are several things you have to do before leaving for vacation. I wrote about how writers experience vacation guilt on Working Freelance Writer, as well as how to prepare for their trip away from the computer. However, I didn’t get into my plans for preparing for the trip my husband is about to take.
A “real” vacation doesn’t involve toting your messenger bag along. Everyone notices if you’re making notes in your datebook, typing in your laptop, or responding to emails on your phone when you should be listening to a concert in a park or sitting on a beach.
Many of you know I’ve been freelance writing since 1999. Throughout those years, I’ve worked with many writing platforms. Some of them were a great way to help a new writer establish clips, like Suite101 (closed 2014) and Demand Studios, for example. In the beginning, editors talked to us every week about our assignments. Before long, that all went away. Demand Studios also went through a complete overhaul in 2016 and is now Leaf Group.