50 cents a word article writing jobs don’t come along everyday, but they are out there.
I just landed one.
So where and how did I find this gem?
Was I sending out queries?
Was it through LinkedIn?
Was it on JournalismJobs.com or MediaBistro?
Landed a new marketing client this week too. They’re paying me $40 per blog and promising a minimum of eight blogs a month or more. Where did I land that one?
Upwork (formerly Elance/Odesk).
People keep telling me those two places, bidding sites and Craigslist are not good places to find writing jobs. I love how I keep proving them wrong (especially since that means I have less competition for the good stuff).
So… stick with it. Build your portfolio. Browse the ads and project listings everyday.
Keep throwing out your line. That’s the only way to catch fish. It doesn’t matter whether you’re fishing with a stick and a string or a fancy rod and reel. All the fish sees is the bait. Get good at baiting the hook.