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Let People know you are a Freelance Writer

Do you hide from the fact that you are a freelance writer? Many people feel embarrassed of their situation for one reason or the next. If you feel this way you are making a big mistake. You should be proud of your status as a freelance writer. This does not mean that you have to brag, but do not be afraid to let people know what you do.

There is one major reason that you should spread the word about your career whenever possible: it can bring you a lot of work. Believe it or not, many people are looking to hire freelance writers. Some people may need help at their day job, and others may want to collaborate with you on a side gig they have been working on. I have had both opportunities come my way by simply telling people I work as a freelance writer. Remember, you never know who is listening.

Word of mouth is a great way to bring in more business. When people know you work as a freelance writer they will keep your information stored for a later date. If a project comes available in the future, you will be the first person on the “call list.” 

In addition to talking about your career when given the chance, you should also carry business cards with you. Many freelance writers think that business cards are a waste of money, but nothing could be further from the truth. I have had many people ask for my card in the past, and expect this to continue into the future. Order yourself a few hundred business cards, and carry them with you at all times.

If you want to advance your freelance writing career you should be open to talking about your work. This may not bring in new clients right away, but soon enough you will begin to reap the benefits. 

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