How to Get Your Name Out There as a Freelance Writer
Being a writer has never been an easy job. Not only do you have to keep fresh ideas in your mind at all times, but you also have to put them on paper in a pleasing way, all while making sure that you’re not copying other people’s work. When you’re in this role, rapid growth is essential, and you need to get your name out as quickly as you can. To help you, this post will be exploring some of the easiest ways to achieve getting your name out there.
Over the last couple of years, social media platforms, like Facebook and Instagram, have taken the world of business by storm. Changing the ways that people share information, these websites have become some of the most powerful marketing tools to ever exist, giving companies the chance to reach millions of users.
As a writer, the best use of a tool like this will be to announce when something you’ve written is accessible. If people like your work, you will slowly start to generate a small base of fans, and this could catapult you into the career you want. Here's my guide for running successful social media campaigns.
Along with showing off your work on social media, it can also be a good idea to look for ways to network directly with those who might be interested in your work. Investing in trade show booths and exhibits, you will be able to build a good base to talk about your company to those interested, while also being able impress people who haven’t heard about you. Not a lot of freelance writers will go down this route, even though it can provide excellent benefits, so you'll be ahead of the game.
Whether you like to write about the things going on around you, stories about made up lands, or anything in between, there will almost certainly be a competition out there which you can join. It won’t take long to meet the requirements of a game like this, and you might even win some money at the end of it. Being able to tell clients that you have won something like this will give them a lot to talk about.
At the beginning of my career, for example, I won the Writer's Digest 365 Writing Prompt contest. I also won Journalism Student of the Year and the Paris News Journalism Scholarship. Those looked pretty shiney on my resume.
Finally, as the last idea to consider, there are loads of blogs out there which are always looking for guest writers. This sort of work won’t pay anything, as both parties will benefit from the work. Having a post of your own on a site with a large following will make it a lot easier to gain traction than using your own website to do it.
Hopefully, with this in mind, it will become a lot easier to start making a real difference to your writing career. While it will take time to grow in this field, a lot of people are able to find ways to make the time go much faster. With the right drive and determination, you can achieve anything, even working for yourself.