If you want to become a freelance writer, who will give you a chance? It used to be that you had to already have made a name for yourself. Now, its seems to be a little different which is good for a new writer longing to break into the market.
So, the question becomes, who do you take a chance on and who will take a chance on you? I have listed some tips that will help with the freelance submission process.
Lots of new magazines and ezines are being created all the time. These new ideas have a need for lots of writers with fresh ideas. This is a good place for a new freelancer to submit work. Check internet, newsstands and supermarkets to see what’s new.
Old Magazines With a New Owner
Keeping up with new owner information can be a bit tricky in this economy. Lots of publications have folded or merged with other existing companies. One way of keeping track of new trends old magazines are turning to is to keep up with the trade magazines. If you notice new logos and overall design this may be just the opportunity you have been looking for.
If a magazine has gone from 6 issues to 12 issues a year. This could be your chance as a new freelancer or old freelancer to get in one of those issues. The chances of an expanding magazine means more room for your ideas.
With the changing technology and the way information is gathered, sometimes magazines want to change their focus. A new fresh voice and point of view can potentially re-ignite a magazines voice.
Smaller magazine have a tendency to give new freelancers a chance. If your new just looking to get some publication credits without a lot of profit, a small magazine company is the way to go. Generally they can’t pay much so new writers can jump on the opportunities to get their name in print.
These tips should help in getting you started on a simple path of starting a freelance career. No fear, just jump right in.
- The Top Learning Resources To Be A Better Freelance Writer (makeuseof.com)
- Freelance Ethics Part 2 (readwriterachel.com)
- 50 Tips for Becoming a Successful Freelancer (businesspundit.com)
- Stuff Happening To Magazines, Say Magazine People Again And Again [Media] (gawker.com)
- The Best Freelance Writing Books (freelanceswitch.com)
- 6 Tips to Become a Really Successful Freelance Copywriter (quickonlinetips.com)
- 20 Must-Read Blogs For Freelance Writers | FreelanceFolder (freelancefolder.com)
- The 5 Most Annoying Questions Freelance Writers Get Asked (freelanceswitch.com)