3 Freelance Writing Tips to Help You Land More Gigs

Try these tips if you want more clients as a freelance writer

Eileen Ystheim


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Freelance writing can be a great way to make money on the side, or even as a full-time career. However, it can be tough to get started if you don’t know what you’re doing.

In this blog post, I’ll give you three tips that will help you land more freelance writing gigs!

1. Look For Writing Gigs in Different Places

Always be on the lookout for new opportunities. There are many different places to find freelance writing gigs, and new ones are popping up all the time. You can find them by searching online job boards such as ProBlogger, social media sites, and even just Googling “freelance writing gigs.”

For example, pop “content writer” or “copywriter” into the search bar on LinkedIn to find posts where people are looking for writers.

Here are some websites with freelance writing gigs:

  • Problogger
  • Upwork
  • Fiverr
  • PeoplePerHour

You can also be proactive and approach companies with pitches. Be sure to do your research first, so you know what kind of content the company is looking for, and tailor your pitch to their needs. For example, don’t pitch blog post writing to a company that’s got a thriving blog with many writers already.

Pitching companies can be a great way to get repeat work as well. If a company likes your work, they may come back to you for more articles in the future. This can help you build up a client base, which is important for long-term success as a freelance writer.

2. Make a Good First Impression With Your Portfolio

Your portfolio is one of the most important things when it comes to getting freelance writing gigs. It’s your chance to show off your skills and prove to potential clients that you’re the right person for the job.

Make sure your portfolio is up-to-date and includes your best work. If you don’t have any writing samples yet, start by creating some. You can write blog posts for free on sites like…



Eileen Ystheim

Journalist gone freelance. Wrote my way to 100k. Helping others do the same with books & courses. Neurodivergent. Crazy cat lady. Fueled by coffee & creativity