So, you’ve taken the plunge, created a Twitter profile, and learned how to send a tweet. You’re getting some followers, even.
But you may be wondering — is there any real payoff for my freelance career here on Twitter?
It can be hard to see how these 140-character snippets of conversation could lead to actual freelance writing jobs…especially when half the people on Twitter seem to be posting food-porn Instagrams or comments about what train station they’re standing in.
But the funny thing is, you can find gigs via Twitter. Good ones, too.
It’s a little tricky, because you may know that it’s not considered cool to aggressively ask people to hire you on Twitter, or anywhere else in social media, for that matter.
That said, there are low-key, effective ways to connect with and approach editors, marketing managers, and other prime targets. There are also job listings floating around Twitter, too.
Here’s a rundown on some of the most basic ways you can use Twitter to find clients: